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Lakers forward LeBron James named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week – NBA Blog – NBA Basketball Blog

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, it was announced today.

James averaged 35.0 points (.548 FG%), 8.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists in three games as the Lakers finished the week 4-0 with victories over Charlotte, Miami, Atlanta and Sacramento.

To start the week, James recorded 43 points (16-26 FG), 11 rebounds, six assists and one steal in a win at the Hornets on Jan. 2, good for his second 40-point game of the season. James joined Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to record consecutive 40-point games at age 35 or older.

In a home win over the Hawks on Jan. 6, the 38-year-old recorded his 11th double-double of the season with 25 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists. James then recorded 37 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and one steal in a 136-134 road victory over the Kings on Jan. 7, extending the Lakers’ current winning streak to five consecutive victories. The performance marked James’ 13th consecutive game with at least 25 points, good for the fourth-longest streak of his career.

In 31 games (all starts) for the Lakers this season, James is averaging 29.1 points (.510 FG%), 8.2 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.0 steals in 35.9 minutes. James has scored in double figures in all 31 games this season, extending his NBA-record double-digit scoring streak to 1,127 consecutive games.

The 18-time NBA All-Star owns a league-record 66 career weekly awards, including five weekly honors with Los Angeles. This marks his first weekly award since Dec. 13 of 2021.

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