On the heels of his second 50-point game of the season Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 9 to March 15. For the week, Irving averaged 37.3 points on 63.3 percent shooting from the field while also shooting 86.7 percent on three-pointers. The Cavs went 3-0 over the week with wins over the San Antonio Spurs, the Orlando Magic and the Dallas Mavericks.
This is the second time Irving has been named player of the week this season and the fourth time overall in his career. Irving's 57 point performance against the Spurs was a franchise record, as well the highest single game total in the NBA this season. The Cavs' previous single game high was LeBron James' 56-point game against the Toronto Raptors in 2005. Irving also has the two highest single game point totals this season.
Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans was player of the week for the Western Conference.