Jermaine O'Neal, Kevin Garnett named NBA Players of the Month
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He poured in 32 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and blocked a franchise-high eight blocks in an 89-82 win over Phoenix on December 1. Four nights later, O'Neal scored 30 points and grabbed nine boards in a 101-94 victory over the
Garnett averaged 26.4 points, 13.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in leading the
On December 5, Garnett scored 33 points, including two three-pointers in overtime, pulled down a career-high 25 boards, handed out six assists and blocked three shots in a 112-109 overtime win over Sacramento.
He posted his first triple-double of the season in a December 18 victory over the
Other nominees for NBA Players of the Month included Boston's
James is one of only two players in the NBA averaging at least 20 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. He scored 30 points or more five times during the month and leads all rookies in points and is second in assists.
Anthony led the
New Jersey's Byron Scott and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month.
Scott had an Eastern Conference-best 10-5 record in the month, including a 7-2 mark at home. Popovich orchestrated the