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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

CLEVELAND– For a record 59th time, LeBron James has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. It is the second time in three weeks that James has taken home the honor.

James had three triple-doubles this week after leading the Cavaliers to a 4-0 record. He did so while averaging 24.8 points on 52.2 percent shooting from the field, 10.5 rebounds and 13.5 assists. He was the only player over the last week to average a triple-double.

The week opened with a bang for James, who had the third-highest field goal percentage of his NBA career, shooting 11-of-13 (.846) and tallying 25 points, a career-high tying 17 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in the Cavs’ 123-114 win against Atlanta on Tuesday. Against the Lakers on Thursday, he registered a triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists. Two days later against Utah, he recorded his 60th career triple-double with 29 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds, officially passing Larry Bird for sixth on the NBA’s all-time triple-double list. As the Cavs traveled to Washington on Sunday, James had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists in the second leg of the back-to-back.

James continues to play some of the best basketball of his career this season, averaging 27.8 points per game on a career-best 57 percent shooting from the field. He is also averaging a career-high 9.3 assists, and 8.5 rebounds.

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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