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Dwyane Wade named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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The resurgent All-Star has been playing his best basketball of the season as of late.

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After leading the Miami Heat to a 4-0 week, Dwyane Wade was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 31.

Wade averaged 24.0 points (tied-third in the Eastern Conference), 7.0 assists (fourth in the conference), 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals (tied-eighth in the conference) and 1.75 blocks (tied-fifth in the conference) as the Heat beat the Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. He led the team in points, assists and blocks three times and in steals twice.

The Heat's press release noted that Wade scored at least 10 points during the fourth quarter in each of the first three games of the week, marking the first time he accomplished the feat in at least three games since the 2010-11 season.

Here's a look back at Wade's individual performances in these games, from the NBA's press release:

  • Jan. 25 @ Chicago: Scored 28 points and added seven rebounds and five assists during an 89-84 win over the Bulls.
  • Jan. 26 @ Brooklyn: Tallied 27 points, eight assists, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks in a 102-98 win over the Nets.
  • Jan. 29 @ Milwaukee: Posted 24 points, seven assists, four rebounds, three blocks and three steals in a 107-103 win over the Bucks.
  • Jan. 31 vs. Atlanta: Recorded 17 points, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals during a 105-87 win over the Hawks.

This represents the 53rd time a Heat player has earned the award and the 19th time Wade has won it.

Kevin Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Golden State's Klay Thompson, Indiana's Monta Ellis, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, Memphis' Jeff Green, New Orleans' Ryan Anderson and Jrue Holiday, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry.