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LeBron James and James Harden named NBA Players of the Week

Harden named as one of the NBA’s Players of the Week. (©GettyImages)
Harden named as one of the NBA’s Players of the Week. (©GettyImages).

LeBron James and James Harden have been named as the NBA’s Players of the Week.

The pair were named Eastern and Western Conference players of the week respectively for games played between the 18th and 24th March, with both players helping their teams to three straight wins.

Miami Heat's James helped his team to extend their unbeaten streak to number 26, which has now been increased to 27 with victory over Orlando Magic on Monday evening.

James averaged 30.8 points for the three games last week along with an average of 10 assists, 8.8 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2 blocks. This the sixth time that James has been given the player of the week award this season, and his performance against old club the Cleveland Cavaliers was arguably his best.

Houston Rockets' Harden picked up the player of the week for the Western Conference after leading his side on an impressive run of their own.

Harden averaged 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3.7 assists as well as scoring a game-high 29 points - including 17-of-18 from the free throw line in the win over Utah.

He also sunk the game-winner against San Antonio with less than five seconds on the clock on Sunday night.

Check out the specific stats below – as seen on NBA.com:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

March 18th vs Boston Celtics - 37 points, 12 assists and 7 rebounds in the 105-103 win.

March 20th vs Cleveland Cavaliers - Picked up his fourth triple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 98-95 win.

March 24th vs Charlotte Bobcats - 32 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds in the 109-77 win.

James Harden, Houston Rockets

March 20th vs Utah - 29 points in the 100-93 win.

March 22nd vs Cleveland Cavaliers - 20 points, 2 assists and 2 steals in the 116-78 win

March 24th vs San Antonio Spurs - Hit the game-winning jump shot and finished with 29 points in the 96-95 win.

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