LeBron James won the award a record 29th time and second this season after a dominant March.
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are rolling as the playoffs draw near. The Cavaliers have arguably been the best team in the Eastern Conference since the All-Star break and have showed no signs of letting up as they have won 17 straight home games.
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Because of the dominant month James had in March, he has been named the Eastern Conference player of the month for his performance on the court.
The Cavaliers went 11-4 in March, which was tops in the Eastern Conference.
On the month, James averaged 24.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.3 assits a game. He also shot an incredible 48.2 percent from the field and a little over 40 percent from beyond the arc.
This is the 29th time James has won the Eastern Conference Player of the Month, which is an NBA record. It is also the 17th time a Cavalier has earned the honors of being the player of the month.
For most of the season, it looked like the Atlanta Hawks were going to run away with the east while the Cavaliers and the rest of the league struggled.
The Hawks have since cooled down a bit, and Cleveland has looked the premiere team in the conference and a favorite to represent the conference in the NBA Finals.
The Cavaliers instead, finally found their chemistry and recorded one of the most impressive victories in the month of March, when they went on the road and defeated the San Antonio Spurs.
Not only did James have an impressive month for the Cavaliers, he also moved up in the all-time scoring list. He passed his former teammate Ray Allen for 21st on the all-time scoring list when he scored point No. 24,505. He also passed Cavaliers legend Mark Price, for No. 1 in franchise assists.
The Cavaliers also clinched a playoff spot in March, and the team has the No. 2 seed just about wrapped up. The team has the best record in the NBA since January 15, with an impressive 30-7 record. Cleveland is finally beginning to hit their stride and have showed no signs of slowing down. At this point it’s unclear who if anyone could knock off the Cavaliers right now.
LeBron James is the center of the Cavaliers universe, and his success is their success.
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