King James Named NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week


CLEVELAND - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named today as the NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 5 through Sunday, March 11.

In four games during the week, James led the Cavaliers to a perfect 4-0 record by averaging a league-high 32.8 points on 515 shooting, 8.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game.  James has now won the award 10 times in his career: twice this season (Nov. 13-19), five times in 2005-06 and on three occasions during the 2004-05 campaign.

James posted at least 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists in each game during the week.  At Milwaukee on March 10, he scored 16 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter to help rally Cleveland from 12 points down in the final period to post a 94-92 win.  On March 7, he posted a season-high 41 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the Cavaliers 101-97 overtime win at Detroit.  James led Cleveland past the Rockets on March 5 by putting up 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a 91-85 win at The Q.

The Cavaliers are in the midst of a season-high tying five-game win streak and are a season-best 13 games over 500.

The San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.  Other nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Week were Atlanta's Josh Smith, Detroit's Chris Webber, Miami's Eddie Jones and Shaquille O'Neal and Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala.