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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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Earlier today the NBA announced that LeBron James was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the period of January 3rd-9th.  This is the 2nd time that James has won the award this season and the third week in a row that the winner has come from Miami.  Dwyane Wade won it last week and LeBron the week before. 

LeBron led the Heat to a 4-0 record last week, almost averaging a double double with 33.0 points and 9.5 rebounds to go along with 6.3 assists and 2.2 steals.  He recorded a season-high 44 points on Sunday in Portland and a season-high 6 steals on Friday in Milwaukee.  The 33.0 points was the highest average in the NBA. 

Here is a recap of LeBron's week courtesy of NBA.com:

LeBron James, Miami Heat
Jan. 3 @ Charlotte: Posted 38 points, nine rebounds and five assists in a 96-82 win over the Bobcats.
Jan. 4 vs. Milwaukee: Scored 25 points to go along with six rebounds and nine assists in a 101-89 win over the Bucks.
Jan. 7 @ Milwaukee: Tallied 26 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and six steals in a 101-95 win over the Bucks.
Jan. 9 @ Portland: Tallied 44 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in a 107-100 win over the Trail Blazers.