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tredigs
03-02-2012, 09:17 PM
http://www.nba.com/2012/news/03/02/players-of-the-month-feb/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2



The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.

James captured his second consecutive Player of the Month award, leading Miami to an 11-2 record in February. James led the conference in scoring (24.6 ppg) and posted double-figure point totals in all 13 of Miami's games. He finished in the top 10 in the East in assists (6.5 apg), field goal percentage (.540) and steals (1.69 spg). James posted four double-doubles during a month in which he played 35.8 mpg. He scored his 18,000th career point in a win over Philadelphia on Feb. 3.

Durant helped the Thunder to a 12-3 month with the help of seven 30-plus-point scoring efforts. He paced the league, averaging 29.1 points. Against Denver on Feb. 19, Durant scored a career-high 51 points to go along with eight rebounds during a 124-118 win. Oklahoma City's 12 wins for the month was tops in the league, and the 12-3 record equaled the franchise's best February in history (12-3, 1972). Durant was named MVP of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, thanks to his 36-point performance on Feb. 26, during the West's 152-149 victory over the East.

Here is a closer look at the month for James and Durant:

LeBron James, Miami Heat

Feb. 1 @ Milwaukee: Scored a season-high 40 points to go along with eight rebounds and five assists in 105-97 loss to the Bucks.
Feb. 12 @ Atlanta: Registered 23 points and tied a season-high with 13 rebounds in a 107-87 win over the Hawks.
Feb. 23 vs. New York: Collected 20 points and added nine rebounds, eight assists and tied a season-high with five steals in a 102-88 win over the Knicks.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Feb. 3 vs. Memphis: Posted 36 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks in a 101-94 win over the Grizzlies.
Feb. 7 @ Golden State: Recorded a double-double with 33 points, 10 rebounds and tied a season-high with seven assists in a 119-116 win over the Warriors.
Feb. 19 vs. Denver: Tallied a career-high 51 points and added eight rebounds in a 124-118 victory over the Nuggets.




And the rest of the league wide numbers for February: http://basketballmonster.com/PlayerRankings.aspx

Gram
03-02-2012, 09:22 PM
Whooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooo!

JordansBulls
03-02-2012, 10:06 PM
I don't see anyone else getting them either. I just don't know why they don't go back to have one award for the whole league like it was in 2001 and before? It's not like Baseball that has two separate leagues and thus 2 separate MVP's and Cy Youngs.

kdspurman
03-02-2012, 10:15 PM
I actually thought TP would've got it. His numbers were impressive and SA had the best record in Feb. (tied with Miami)

Baller1
03-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Nice!

Cal827
03-02-2012, 10:49 PM
Congrats to both. I really don't see anybody but Lebron winning MVP this year. His numbers have been beyond amazing. The order should be like:

Lebron




Durant
Howard
Kobe
Love
Gram
CousinsEvansDuo
Dnewguy
A Pimp named Slickback
Aliens
Pierce

jakezpf
03-02-2012, 11:56 PM
I don't see anyone else getting them either. I just don't know why they don't go back to have one award for the whole league like it was in 2001 and before? It's not like Baseball that has two separate leagues and thus 2 separate MVP's and Cy Youngs. http://www.vvio.info/jpg1

why they don't go back to have one award for the whole league like it was in 2001 and before

KB-Pau-DH2012
03-03-2012, 12:07 AM
No offense to LeBron and Durant, but Jeremy Lin alone should have got the player of the month award for both conferences of the NBA for single-handedly reviving the New York Knicks, the NBA (Stern's pockets), and twitter.

Blitzace137
03-03-2012, 12:11 AM
agreed Lin was robbed Lebrons already winning the MVP so why didn't Lin get named player of the month as well as tony parker