INDEPENDENCE: Kyrie Irving was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 29 points, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals in three games. The Cavs went 2-1.
Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge won the award for the Western Conference. The Blazers play at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday.
Irving has struggled with his shot most of the season, but he shot .508 last week, including .409 on 3-pointers. He had the highest field-goal percentage among all players in the East who averaged at least 21 points for the week.
This is Irving's second player of the week award. He also won it once last season. He's averaging 20.9 points and 5.8 assists and shooting .411 for the season.