MIAMI - Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been named the NBA's Eastern Conference player of the week after shooting a league-best 73 percent from the field last week.
The NBA made the announcement Monday.
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Whiteside finished second in the East in rebounding (13.7 rebounds per game) and 11th in scoring (22 points per game) as the Heat went 2-1 last week. He also extended his streak with a block to a season-high 26 straight games.
His double-doubles in all three games set the franchise record for consecutive double-doubles with 12.
Whiteside's 900 rebounds are second in team history only to Rony Seikaly.
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