November 24, 2014

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Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

 Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving finally found his shooting touch.

Looks like the NBA noticed, too, as the Cavaliers guard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday for games played Dec. 9-Sunday.

Irving averaged 29.0 points, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals in three games during the week, while shooting .508 percent (32-63) from the field, .409 (9-22) from 3-point range and .933 (14-15) from the line in leading the Cavs to a 2-1 record.

His 29-point average was tops for the week among Eastern Conference guards and second among all conference players.

He was also one of two Eastern Conference players to have multiple 30-point games and the only one to have a 30-point, 10-assist game.

It’s the second time Irving has won the award, the other time coming Jan. 21-27 of last season.

Irving beat out Brooklyn’s Deron Williams, Indiana’s Roy Hibbert, Miami’s LeBron James and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozen to win the award.