For the second consecutive week and the third time since the beginning of March, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been selected as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
In the three games James played in for the week of March 27 thru April 3, James averaged almost a triple double, 28.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 10.7 assists. The Cavaliers won all three games LeBron played in last week.
It’s the fifth time this season that James has been selected as a conference player of the week. The five selections ties James with Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry for the most conference player of the week awards for the 2015-2016 season.
James continues to add to his record of Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards for his career. It’s the 53rd time in his 13-year NBA career. LeBron has won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award 34 times as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James is also a leading candidate for the Eastern Conference Player of the Month Award for March. The announcement of that award winner is expected any day now.
James has lead the Cavaliers a second straight Central Division Championship and a three and a half game lead over the Toronto Raptors for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Cavaliers magic number to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference is three.