LeBron James was named Eastern Conference player of the month for an NBA record 35th time in his career.

James also won the award for the seasonís opening month a year ago.

James averaged 28 points (second in the league), 8.2 rebounds (14th), 8.5 assists (second), 1.32 steals (15th) and 1.18 blocks (eighth) in 37 minutes over 22 games in October and November. He hit .583 (fourth) from the field and .425 (19th) from the 3-point range. No other player in the league who averaged 20 or more points shot .550 or better from the field and .400 from beyond the arc.

Jamesí shooting percentages are the highest of his 15-year career, along with his 2-point percentage of .637.

Helping the Cavs end November with a 10-game winning streak, James tied for first in the conference in double-doubles (14) and triple-doubles (2) and his 187 assists led the conference.

A 13-time All-Star, James tied the franchise record with 57 points at Washington on Nov. 3, also tying Allen Iverson for the most career 50-point games in league history with 11. James became the Cavsí franchise leader in games played (771), the sixth player in the league to total 400 30-point games and moved up to 10th on the NBAís list of career field goals made (10,663).

Houstonís James Harden was chosen for the honor in the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, the Cavs announced that guard Iman Shumpert will miss six to eight weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported that Shumpert had a small meniscus tear repaired.

The procedure was performed by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck. Shumpert at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.