January 26, 2009

James, Bynum win weekly NBA awards

Cleveland's LeBron James and the LA Lakers' Andrew Bynum were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

James led the Cavaliers to a 3-1 record during a weeklong West Coast swing. He averaged 30.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 2.3 steals in the four games. He posted his twelfth double-double of the season with a 33-point, 14-rebound effort Jan. 24 in a win against Utah.

Bynum averaged 23.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.25 blocks per game while leading the Lakers to a 4-0 record during the week. The fourth-year pro had a career-high 42 points and 15 rebounds in a Jan. 21 win over the LA Clippers.

Bynum had point-rebound double-doubles in three of the Lakers' last four games.