April 14, 2011

Los Angeles Clippers’ rookie forward Blake Griffin today was named the NBA’s Western Conference T-Mobile Rookie of the Month for games played through April. It is the sixth consecutive month Griffin has been honored as Rookie of the Month, the first time a rookie has swept an entire season of Rookie of the Month awards since Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets) accomplished this feat during the 2005-06 campaign. The Washington Wizards’ John Wall won the award for the Eastern Conference.

Griffin led all rookies in scoring (23.3 ppg), rebounding (11.9 rpg), and was third in assists (5.0 apg). He is the only player in the league averaging at least 20 points, 12 rebounds and three assists.

Here is a recap of the month for Griffin:

Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
April 1 @ Phoenix: Had 20 points, 13 rebounds and four assists in a 111-98 loss to the Suns.
April 2 vs. Oklahoma City: Tallied 26 points, 14 rebounds and three assists in a 98-92 win over the Thunder.
April 6 @ Oklahoma City: Posted 35 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals in a 112-108 loss to the Thunder.
April 13 vs. Memphis: Tallied a triple double with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 110-103 win over the Grizzles.

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