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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Earlier this week the NBA announced that LeBron James was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period of Dec 19-25.  Miami played 3 games during that span, losing at home to Dallas before hitting the road and beating the Suns and Lakers

LeBron had a monster week, first scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 boards against Dallas before dropping 36 points on the Suns in Phoenix.  He capped off the week by recording his 3rd double double of the season on Christmas day against the Lakers, leading all scorers with 27 points while collecting 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

For the week, James averaged 27.3 points on 50.9% shooting, 9.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 2.3 steals.  He made 19-of-21 from the foul line (90.4%) while hitting 9-of-15 from down (60.0%).  Those numbers are awesome on their own, but what really makes them stand out is that two of the games were against top teams in the NBA. 

A funny little side note...this marks the 27th time that LeBron James earned the weekly honor, and it's the 27th time in Heat history that one of its players was named Player of the Week.