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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December

He averaged 27.5 points, 10.3 assists and 8.2 rebounds last month.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December. The Cavs announced James’ award on Thursday. It is an NBA record 36th time James has won the award and his second award win in a row.

For the month of December, James averaged 27.5 points, 10.3 assists and 8.2 rebounds while the Cavs went 9-5 overall. He also netted an Eastern Conference-best five triple-doubles during the last month of 2017. That includes a streak of three in a row, tied for the longest streak of his career.

Additionally, James ranked first in assists per game, second in double-doubles, third in points per game, ninth in rebounds and second in steals among Eastern Conference players during December. He also the only player in the East to average at least 20 points and 10 assists during December.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook when the award in the Western Conference.