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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

MIAMI, FLThe NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played January 24-30. This marks the 29th time James has earned Player of the Week accolades in his career, the most times a player has earned the honors in NBA history. It also marks the 30th time in franchise history a HEAT player has earned Player of the Week honors and the third time, second this month, James has earned the honor as a member of the HEAT. He led the HEAT to a 2-1 week, averaging 28.7 points, 9.0 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.33 steals and 2.33 blocks while shooting 46 percent (29-of-63) from the field. He recorded a pair of double-doubles as he led the team in assists and steals in all three games, in blocks and minutes twice each and in scoring once. James posted a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double at New York on January 27 while recording a team-high five assists, a game-high two steals and a game-high two blocks in a game-high 42:32 minutes of action in a 93-88 losing effort. On the second night of a back-to-back set on January 28 vs. Detroit he scored a game-high 39 points, dished out a team-high nine assists, grabbed eight rebounds, blocked a team-best two shots and had one steal in a game-high 44:19 minutes helping the HEAT to a 88-87 victory. He then posted his second double-double of the week tallying 23 points and a game-high 13 assists while recording four rebounds, a game-high four steals and three blocked shots in 40:13 minutes of action in a 108-103 win at Oklahoma City. Additionally, he has now scored at least 20 points in 12 consecutive games, tying for the sixth best streak in HEAT franchise history. Among league leaders this season, James ranks 3rd in scoring (26.1), 9th in minutes (38.3), 12th in assists (7.3), 16th in steals (1.53) and tied for 28th in rebounds (7.2).