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Cleveland Cavaliers F LeBron James named Eastern Conference's Player of the Week

James averaged 32 points, 13 rebounds, and just under 10 assists per game for the Cavaliers in three games last week.
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For the third time this season, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has been honored as the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week for games played through March 18.

In three games this past week, James averaged a NBA-best 32.0 points on .569 shooting from the field, 13.3 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.3 blocks. The Cavs were 2-1 last week as they finished up their road trip. The Wine and Gold are back home tonight to face the Milwaukee Bucks at Quicken Loans Arena.

James' best moment of the week came during the Cavaliers' loss at Portland. His first quarter dunk caused the Cavs bench and social media to erupt.

During Saturday's win in Chicago, LeBron became just the sixth player in NBA history to reach 70 career triple-doubles, joining Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138), Jason Kidd (107), Russell Westbrook (102) and Wilt Chamberlain (78). James also passed former teammate Mike Miller (1,590 3FGM) for sole possession of 21st place on the NBA’s all-time career three-pointers made list with his first triple in the win at the United Center.

In 69 games (all starts) in 2017-18, James is averaging a team-high 27.1 points (4th in NBA) on .545 shooting from the field (14th in NBA), a career-high tying 8.6 rebounds (13th in NBA), and a career-high 9.0 assists (2nd in NBA).