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Lillard led the league in scoring March 5-11, averaging 34.7 points per game.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Damian Lillard has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 5-11. Per NBA.com:

Lillard was the leading scorer in the NBA for the week, averaging 34.7 points (46.9% FG, 56.3% 3-PT, 83.9% FT) to go with 3.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. He also led the league in three-pointers made (18) and was second in free throws made (26).

The Trail Blazers (40-26) went 3-0 on the week with victories over the Lakers, Knicks and Warriors, extending the longest active win streak in the league to nine games.

This is Lillard’s second time receiving the honor this season and his fifth time in his career.