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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Month

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For the second time this season, LeBron James is the Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

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For the second time this season, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is the Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

On Friday, James was named player of the month for March. This marks the 29th time in James' that he has been named player of the month, which is an NBA record. The award was announced in a press release and a subsequent tweet.

During March, the Cavs went 11-4 and rose to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. In March, James averaged 24.7 points, 7.3 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game. James passed New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing for 20th all-time on the NBA's all-time scoring list in Cleveland's Thursday win over the Miami Heat. James also passed Mark Price in March to become the Cavs' franchise leader in assists on March 10 in the Cavs' win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was named the Western Conference Player of the Month.