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Fields, Griffin win NBA Rookie honors for December


Posted Jan 3 2011 3:27PM

NEW YORK, January 3, 2011 -- The New York Knicks' Landry Fields and the Los Angels Clippers' Blake Griffin today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played through December.

Among Eastern Conference rookies Fields ranked second in scoring (8.8 ppg), third in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and led all rookies in steals (1.23 spg). He started all 13 games for the Knicks during the month, scored in double figures in six games and recorded five games with 10 or more rebounds.

Griffin led all rookies in scoring (23.0 ppg) and rebounding (13.5 rpg). He also ranked third in steals (0.87 spg), second in assists (3.9 apg) and first in minutes (38.5 mpg).

Here is a recap of the month for both Fields and Griffin:

Landry Fields, New York Knicks
Dec. 5 @ Toronto: Scored 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 116-99 win over the Raptors.
Dec. 12 vs. Denver: Tallied 18 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in a 129-125 victory over the Nuggets.
Dec. 22 vs. Oklahoma City: Registered 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a 112-98 win over the Thunder.
Dec. 25 vs. Chicago: Posted 14 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and one block in a 103-95 victory over the Bulls.

Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
Dec. 1 vs. San Antonio: Scored 31 points, and added 13 rebounds, four assists and one block in a 90-85 victory over the Spurs.
Dec. 18 @ Chicago: Recorded 29 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in a 100-99 victory over the Bulls.
Dec. 26 vs. Phoenix: Posted 28 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in a 108-103 win over the Suns.
Dec. 29 vs. Utah: Tallied 30 points, 12 rebounds and two assists in a 103-95 loss to the Jazz.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month were Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins , San Antonio's Gary Neal and Washington's John Wall.

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