Tack up another award to LeBron James.
Following a week where his team went 3-1, James took home the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for the first time this season. In the four-game span, LeBron had a double-double in each game and had averages of 21 points on 57 percent shooting, 11 rebounds and six assists per. Brooklyn Nets‘ power forward Kris Humphries was the only player in the East who matched James’ output on the boards.
James also recorded a milestone with his 5,000th rebound.
Performances During the Week
Vs. Phoenix: 23 points (10/17), 11 rebounds, 1 assist; 124-99 win
Vs. Brooklyn: 20 points (7/12), 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal; 103-73 win
At Atlanta: 21 points (10/17), 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal; 95-89 win
At Memphis: 20 points (10/19), 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 1 block; 104-86 loss
LeBron came up two assists or less short of a triple-double in wins over Brooklyn and Atlanta. He has yet to score less than 20 points this season and has recorded at least seven rebounds in every game, showcasing just how prolific he can be on the boards when needed be.
In seven games, LeBron has shot under 50 percent from the field in a game on only one occasion, when he shot 47 percent against Denver.
Kenneth Faried won the Western Conference Player of the Week.