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Dwyane Wade named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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The NBA announced earlier today that Dwyane Wade was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played between March 22nd and 28th.  The Heat played (and won) 4 games during that span; @ New Jersey, @ Chicago, @ Milwaukee and vs. Toronto.  In those games, Wade averaged 25.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks/game. 

He also hit on 65.4% of his field goals, shot 2-of-5 (40%) from beyond the arc and hit 75.6% of his free throws (31-of-41).  Pretty darn impressive, especially considering how well his team has been playing around him.  This is the 12th time in Wade's career that he has earned this honor, a franchise record, and the 25th time for a Heat player.  From Heat.com:

Wade posted game highs of 27 points and 12 assists against New Jersey on March 22 while totaling seven rebounds, two steals and one block on 9-of-13 shooting from the field. Despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter in Miami's 29-point win at Chicago on March 25, he tallied 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field while dishing out a game-high 10 assists and grabbing five rebounds, blocking two shots and recording one steal.

He then posted game highs in points (30), assists (seven) and steals (three) while adding seven rebounds and a block in a pivotal match-up at Milwaukee on March 26. He then recorded game highs with 32 points, five steals and three blocks while grabbing seven rebounds and handing out six assists against Toronto on March 28. Wade finished the week having recorded at least one steal in a season-high 15 consecutive games and blocking at least one shot in a season-high eight straight games, the third longest streak of his career.