LeBron takes East's weekly player honor again
Another week, another honor for LeBron James.
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.