James, Nash Named Players of the Month
Posted Dec 1 2004 3:11PM
NEW YORK, Dec. 1 –The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash today were named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played from the start of the season (November 2) through November 30.
Nash tops the NBA in assists, averaging 11.4, dishing out 12 or more assists in eight games. For the month, he recorded 16.0 ppg on .558 shooting, ranking fourth in the league and had 18 steals. The Suns are off to their best start since the 1980-81 season and have the best record (12-2, .857) in the NBA.
Here is a look at highlights from the month for James and Nash:
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Other nominees for NBA Players of the Month included Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, LA Clippers’ Elton Brand and Bobby Simmons, Miami’s Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s Grant Hill, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire, Portland’s Zach Randolph, San Antonio’s Tim Duncan, Seattle’s Ray Allen and Washington’s Antawn Jamison.