Flying High

Mr. November: CLEVELAND – The NBA season’s first month couldn’t have been much better for LeBron James and the Cavaliers. James, who led the club to 10 victories in November, was named the Eastern Conference’s player of the month. In 14 games, he averaged 28.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists as the Cavs went 10-4.

James scored at least 25 points 10 times and recorded his first triple-double – 36 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists – in a 123-120 win at Philadelphia on Nov. 19.

During the month, James, who will turn 21 on Dec. 30, became the youngest player in league history to score 4,000 career points.

The Cavaliers reeled off eight straight wins in November and ended the month with 10 wins for the first time since 1977-78.

Last season, James was twice named the East’s player of the month.

Elton Brand of the Los Angeles Clippers was named the Western Conference’s best player in November.

The Cavs open a three-game West Coast trip in Seattle on Friday.