CLEVELAND - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named today as the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in the month of March.
During the month, Cleveland posted an 11-5 record while James averaged an Eastern Conference-high 30.3 points on .484 shooting, 6.7 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in 15 games played. He has now won the award five times in his career: once this season, twice in 2004-05 and on two occasions during the 2005-06 campaign.
James helped lead the Cavaliers to 11 wins in a month for the first time since March of 1998. He opened the month by scoring 32 or more points in five straight games on his way to eight games with at least 31 points during March. During the month, Cleveland posted a season-high eight straight wins from March 3-17. Here's a look at some of James' top performances during March:
The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant was named the Western Conference Player of the Month. Other nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Month were Boston's Al Jefferson, Charlotte's Gerald Wallace, Detroit's Tayshaun Prince, Miami's Shaquille O'Neal and Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala.