Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As Miami Heat forward LeBron James continues his march towards his third NBA Most Valuable Player award, he picked up another honor Monday as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The recognition as Player of the Week was the sixth for LeBron this season and his 11th as a member of the Miami Heat. Overall, it’s LeBron’s 37th player of the week designation.
James and the Heat marched to a 4-1 record last week with the only loss being the game in which LeBron didn’t play. During the week, he averaged 31 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.25 steals while shooting 57.5 percent from the field, 50 percent from behind the 3-point line and 87.8 percent from the free throw line.
James scored at least 25 points in the four games he played including two games of at least 30 points. In all four of the games he played, LeBron led the Heat in scoring and in three games he led the team in assists.
LeBron may or may not play in the Heat’s final two games. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is resting Dwyane Wade for the final two games of the season and may do the same with Chris Bosh, though getting Bosh back for at least one of the final two games could be beneficial.