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James Harden named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for second time

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Brooklyn Nets v Los Angeles Clippers Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

James Harden has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time as a Brooklyn Net. Harden was also named player of the week the last week of January.

The honor marks the 28th time a Net has been named Conference Player of the Week, three of them so far this season. Harden becomes the first Net to earn Player of the Week honors twice in the same season since Brook Lopez was honored in the 2014-15 season.

Harden helped lead the Nets to a 4-0 record over the Feb. 15-21 span posting averages of 31.8 points, 10.8 assists, and 9.0 rebounds along the way. Harden’s 19-point, 16-assist night vs the Warriors at the start of the Nets West Coast sweep wasn’t included in the Sunday-to-Sunday week.

The 31-year-old’s biggest performance came in the Nets 24-point comeback win against the Phoenix Suns on February 16 when Harden finished with 38 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds in 37 minutes of play with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both out and watching from the bench.

Aside from Harden, Kevin Durant is the other Net to win the honor this season followed by Spencer Dinwiddie, who earned the honor back in November of 2019.

The superstar is averaging 24.9 points, 11.4 assists, and 8.3 rebounds in 18 games played as a Net this season.