New York, NY (Sports Network) - Miami Heat star LeBron James garnered his
third consecutive Eastern Conference Player of the Month award on Friday, with
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker taking home Western Conference
honors for games played in January.
James repeated the distinction after ranking second among East players in
scoring (27.0 ppg), third in field goal percentage (55.5), fourth in steals
(1.92/gm.) and fifth in assists (7.2 apg) for the month. The reigning league
MVP netted at least 20 points in all 12 January games while scoring 30 or more
Parker averaged 21.9 points, 7.9 assists and shot 56.3 percent from the field
in leading the Spurs to a 12-3 record in January. The All-Star guard amassed
20 points or more 12 times and notched five double-doubles (points-assists)
during the month.
Others nominated include Brooklyn's Brook Lopez, Chicago's Carlos Boozer and
Joakim Noah, Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, Denver's Danilo Gallinari, Houston's
James Harden, New York's Carmelo Anthony, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and
Russell Westbrook, Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Washington's Emeka Okafor.
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