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Brook Lopez named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

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The NBA announced on Monday that Brook Lopez has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for March 23 through March 29th. He's the second player to win the award this season, with Deron Williams having own earlier in the year, and this is the first time he's won in his career.

Here's the details on how well he played:

Lopez led the Nets to a 3-1 week, averaging 28.8 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 2.3 bpg in 38.0 mpg. He shot 57.8 percent from the field across Brooklyn’s four games, while also shooting 82.6 percent from the free throw line. Lopez posted three games of 30 or more points and two double-doubles in the Nets’ four-game stretch, leading the team or tying for the team-lead in scoring in all four games. He also led the team in rebounds and blocks in three of the Nets’ four games, while his 28.8 ppg ranked first among players in the Eastern Conference in games played from March 23 through March 29.

After beginning the week with 31 points and two blocks in the Nets’ 110-91 loss to Boston on March 23, Lopez then posted his second consecutive game of 30 or more points against Charlotte on March 25. He totaled 34 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks as the Nets topped the Hornets 91-88 on the road. On Friday, Lopez recorded 20 points and nine rebounds as Brooklyn defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-98 at Barclays Center. Lopez capped the week with 30 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks in the Nets’ 107-99 win over the Lakers on March 29.

The Brooklyn Nets are back in the playoff hunt, thanks to Lopez's play, as they are now 8th in the East. The Nets play Tuesday against the Pacers and Wednesday against the Knicks.