For the sixth time this season, James was named Eastern Conference player of the week. It’s the 17th time James has earned the weekly honor as a member of the Heat (a franchise record) and 43rd time in his career (an NBA record).
For the period from March 18-24, James averaged 30.8 points, 10 assists, 8.8 rebounds, 2.5 steals and two blocks while shooting 58.8 percent as the Heat went 4-0 and extended their winning streak to 26 games.
The week began with a spectacular 37-point, 12-assist effort against the Celtics. Against the Cavs on March 20, James recorded a triple-double (25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) to help the Heat overcome a 27-point deficit. On March 22 against the Pistons, he shot 80% from the field (12 of 15) to match his career high. And he capped the week off with a 32-point, 10 assist effort in a rout of the Bobcats.
In the Western Conference, Houston’s James Harden captured the weekly honor for the third time this season. Harden averaged 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3.7 assists as Houston went 3-0 for the week.