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Nets' Williams, Warriors' Curry garner April rookie awards

By official release
Posted Apr 15 2010 2:50PM

The New Jersey Nets' Terrence Williams and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry have been named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.

Williams ranked first among Eastern Conference rookies in scoring (14.3 ppg) and minutes per game (34.3 mpg). He also ranked second in rebounds (7.1 rpg), assists (6.3 apg) and free-throw percentage (88.9 percent). In addition, Williams averaged a triple-double (20.7 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists) at home.

Among Western Conference rookies, Curry ranked first in scoring (26.4 ppg), first in assists (8.1 apg) and first in steals (2.63 spg). He also ranked second in free-throw percentage (89.5 percent), third in rebounds (6.4 rpg), third in 3-point percentage (47.2 percent) and was tied for first in double-doubles with three. On April 14, Curry registered 42 points, nine rebounds and eight assists at Portland, becoming the first rookie to reach all those totals in the same game since Oscar Robertson did so in 1961.

Here is a recap of the month for both Williams and Curry:


April 3 vs. New Orleans: Registered 14 points, four rebounds and a career-high 14 assists in a 115-87 win over the Hornets.

April 9 vs. Chicago: Recorded his first ever triple-double with 27 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 127-116 victory over the Bulls.

April 12 vs. Charlotte: Notched 21 points, six assists and a career-high 13 rebounds in a 105-95 loss to the Bobcats.


April 4 @ Toronto: Tallied 29 points to go with 12 assists, eight rebounds and three steals in a 113-112 victory over the Raptors.

April 7 @ Minnesota: Recorded a double-double with 27 points, 14 assists and a career-high seven steals in a 116-107 victory over the Timberwolves.

April 14 at Portland: Posted a career-high 42 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a 122-116 win over the Trail Blazers.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month were Chicago's Taj Gibson, Dallas' Rodrigue Beaubois, Detroit's Jonas Jerebko, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings, New Orleans' Marcus Thornton, New York's Toney Douglas, Philadelphia's Jrue Holiday and Sacramento's Tyreke Evans.

photoPelicans vs. Nuggets
Tyreke Evans scored 22 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds as the Pelicans win on the road against the Nuggets.
photoBlock of the Night - Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka comes up with an emphatic block on Jordan Hill's shot attempt.
photoAssist of the Night - Wayne Ellington
Wayne Ellington hits Ed Davis with a pretty behind-the-back pass for the finish.
photoPlay of the Day - Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari picks off the pass and sinks a half-court shot to beat the 3rd quarter buzzer.
photoNightly Notable - James Harden
James Harden records 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Rockets over the Cavaliers.

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