LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Month

LeBron James had three double-doubles, helping the Heat go 8-1, in February.

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LeBron James was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month, it was announced Wednesday.

The Miami Heat star shot 57.5 percent in February, becoming just the second player in NBA history to average at least 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists while shooting at least 57 percent from the field during a single month (min. six games). He joined Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, who turned the trick in February 1966.

James had three double-doubles, three 20-10-5 games and two 30-10-5 games while leading the Heat in scoring six times, rebounds on five occasions, in assists and steals four times each and in blocks once.

James helped lead Miami to an NBA-best 9-1 February record.

It was the 22nd time in Heat history a player earned monthly honors and the team-leading 12th time, and second time this season, James has won the award.