LBJ Wins Player of the Week Again

was named today as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 16th through Sunday, March 22nd. James wins the award for the second consecutive week and becomes the only player in the history of the award to win it seven times in a season (The Player of the Week award has been awarded since the 1979-80 season and awarded by conference since the 2001-02 season).

In four games during the week, James averaged a double-double with 30.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.0 block per game. James has now won the award 20 times in his career, including a career-best seven times this season, three times in 2007-08, twice in 2006-07, five times in 2005-06 and on three occasions during the 2004-05 campaign.

James finished with 43 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, four steals, and one block to record his 22nd double-double of the season versus the Orlando Magic on March 17th. The only other player to record at least those numbers in a game was Larry Bird in 1992 for the Celtics when he had 49 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists and four steals. His 43 points and 12 rebounds marked the ninth 40-point, 10-rebound game of his career (Cavs are 7-2) and his second this season.

At Quicken Loans Arena, on March 21st, he tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one block and three steals in a win over the Hawks. In a 97-92 overtime win over the Portland Trail Blazers, he recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and one steal for his league-high seventh triple-double on the season. In the only road game for the Cavs this week, he scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his 24th double-double this season while dishing out eight assists in a 96-88 victory over New Jersey on March 22nd.

With four wins this week and a current nine-game winning streak, James and the Cavaliers tied the most wins in franchise history with 57 (1988-89 and 1991-92) and hold the NBA’s best overall (57-13) and home record (32-1).

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