12/26/2017 10:21 EST | Updated 12/29/2017 07:01 EST

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan earns Eastern Conference player of the week honours

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan was named the Eastern Conference player of the week on Tuesday.

DeRozan averaged 34.0 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 assists in three games last week as the Raptors improved their current win streak to six games.

The three-time NBA all-star set career highs with 45 points and six three-pointers to help the Raptors rally from a 22-point deficit for a 114-109 win over Philadelphia on Dec. 21. He had 28 points and eight assists a night earlier in Charlotte as Toronto beat the Hornets 129-111.

DeRozan finished the week with 29 points and shot 4-for-7 from three-point range in a 102-86 win against the 76ers on Dec. 23.

It's the seventh time in the 28-year-old's career that he's earned player of the week honours and second occasion this season.

Toronto (23-8) enters Tuesday night's road game against the Dallas Mavericks first in the East.