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Kevin Love named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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It’s the first time he’s won the award since coming to Cleveland.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

After averaging 30.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game last week, Kevin Love has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The Cavaliers announced the award in a press release:

Love’s biggest game last week came when he scored 34 points in the first quarter in last Wednesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. His total is the second highest single game total in NBA history behind the 37 point third quarter Klay Thompson posted during the 2014-15 season against the Sacramento Kings.

In each game last week, Love posted a double-double as the Cavs went 3-0 and improved their record to an Eastern Conference-best 13-2. For the year, he is averaging 22.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is the only other player currently averaging at least 20 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.