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DeRozan named Eastern Conference Player of Week

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The accolades keep rolling in for DeMar DeRozan.

Monday afternoon, the NBA named the Chicago Bulls' star the Eastern Conference's player of the week for games played between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.

In that span, which featured four Bulls victories without a loss, DeRozan averaged 27.8 points, 7.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds, shooting 47.6 percent from the field, 66.7 percent (4-for-6) from 3-point range and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line on 8.5 attempts per game.

He also became the first player in NBA history to bury buzzer-beating game-winners on back-to-back nights with 3-pointers that beat the Pacers on New Year's Eve and Wizards on New Year's Day, respectively.

"Thank God we have DeMar DeRozan on our team," Zach LaVine said after the second shot.

Bulls fans agree.

This is DeRozan's second player of the week nod this season (along with one for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5). He is the 11th Bull to win it, joining Jimmy Butler, Nate Robinson, Carlos Boozer, Derrick Rose, Ben Gordon, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Orlando Woolridge, Reggie Theus and Artis Gilmore.

Ja Morant received the honor for the Western Conference for the Dec. 27 - Jan. 2 bracket.

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