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LeBron named East player of the week

The NBA announced on Monday that LeBron James was the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov.5-11.

The Heat went 3-1 last week and James averaged 21.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. James shot .569 during the four-game stretch. According to NBAStats.com, the league's reigning MVP is off to the best start in his career in effective field-goal percentage (.588), rebounding percentage (17.5) and assist to turnover ratio (3.07).

James has recorded a double-double in six of the Heat's first seven games. James has been named player of the week 38 times, a record.

Nuggets second-year forward Kenneth Faried was named Western Conference player of the week.

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