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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row

CLEVELAND— LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference player of the week for the second week in a row on Monday. It is also the fourth time James has won the award this season, and the 61st time he has done so in his career.

The Cavs went 4-0 last week as James averaged 34.8 points (tied for highest in the league) on .627 shooting, 8.8 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 1.25 steals in 36.8 minutes.

Against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, James recorded a 40-point triple-double. He followed that up on Wednesday by leading the Cavs to a 132-129 win over the Toronto Raptors, as he recorded 35 points and 17 assists. James became the first player to have a game with 35-plus points and 15-plus assists while recording zero turnovers since the NBA started tracking turnovers in the 1977-78 season.

Against Phoenix on Friday he dropped 27, and against the Nets on Sunday afternoon he recorded a game-high 37 points.

Last week he also hit the 2,000 point mark for the season, making him just the third player in league history (Karl Malone, Michael Jordan) to have 10 or more seasons with that many points.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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