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Dion Waiters earns Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors

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Waiters leads Heat’s improbable win streak and the NBA noticed.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Time for another stare down. That’s because Dion Waiters has won the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for his stellar play to lead the Miami Heat during their win streak.

Waiters won it for the games played Monday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 29 when they went 4-0 as part of their league-best seven game win streak.

From the NBA:

He averaged 23.3 points (tied for eighth in the East), 5.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Waiters connected on 12-of-25 (48.0 percent) three-point attempts, including a last-second game-winner to cap a career-high-tying 33-point performance in a 105-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 23. Two days later, Waiters scored a team-high 24 points, including a key three-pointer with 6.8 seconds left, and added eight assists and five rebounds in 109-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Dion Waiters, Miami Heat

Jan. 23 vs. Golden State: Tied a career high with 33 points and hit a game-winning three-pointer in a 105-102 win over the Warriors.

Jan. 25 @ Brooklyn: Tallied 24 points, eight assists and five rebounds in a 109-106 victory over the Nets.

Jan. 27 @ Chicago: Recorded 19 points and five rebounds in a 100-88 win against the Bulls.

Jan. 28 vs. Detroit: Registered 17 points, seven assists and three rebounds in a 116-103 victory over the Pistons.

In addition, Goran Dragic was named in the NBA’s press release among players that were considered for the award.

The Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins won the weekly award for the Western Conference.