MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat calls a play during a game against the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena on February 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The NBA announced earlier today that LeBron James had been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. James led the Heat to a 4-0 record during games played from Monday February 13th to Sunday February 19th. Personally, I think Dwyane Wade deserved to win the award over LeBron, but apparently the NBA doesn't agree.
Looking at James' stats for the week, it's not hard to see why he won. He averaged 27.8 points per game while shooting an impressive 62.3% from the field, 50.0% from 3-point range and 90.5% from the foul line. Scoring wasn't all he did well, contributing 8.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.0 steals as well.
Feb. 13 vs. Milwaukee: Posted 35 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 114-96 win over the Bucks.
Feb. 14vs. Indiana: Tallied 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 105-90 win over the Pacers.
Feb. 17 vs. Cleveland: Put up 28 points, five rebounds, five assists, a block and a steal in a 111-87 win over the Cavaliers.
Feb. 19 vs. Orlando: Totaled 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as the Heat upended the Magic 90-78.