Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is gaining national recognition as the NBA announced Tuesday that he was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for his brilliant performances in December. .
Over 17 games last month, Doncic averaged 35.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 9.3 assists. As with these numbers, the most important number is 11. This is the number of games the Mavs won in December.
Doncic’s all-time best season marks Dallas’ return to the top of the West despite the team suffering from several serious injuries. He’s on pace to become the only player in league history to average at least his 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a season.
Doncic’s stellar December saw him record the first 60-point, 20-rebound triple-double in league history. He finished with his 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists, the Mavs erased his 9-point deficit with 27 seconds left in regulation, and finally in overtime New York he beat the Knicks to a 126- I went down with 121.
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December. The Sixers went 9-4 in December, with Embiid averaging 35.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
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