Bosh, Nash Named Players of the Month
Posted Feb 1 2007 2:53PM
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2007 – The Toronto Raptors Chris Bosh and the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash today were named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for January, 2007.
Bosh averaged 25.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while leading the Raptors to a 10-5 record for the month. Named last week as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Stars, he led the team in scoring 13 times and had game highs on 10 occasions. Bosh also recorded three games with 14 or more rebounds, and set a career-high of six blocks while leading the Raptors to a 90-77 win over Milwaukee.
Nash averaged a league-best 13.0 assists and added 18.0 points and 3.5 rebounds for the month. He set a new career-best with 21 assists in a win over Cleveland on Jan. 11 and totaled 208 assists on the month, the highest total since John Stockton’s 208 in March, 1995. He dished out double figures in assists in 13-of-16 games in January, had 12 double-doubles and helped guide the Suns to a 15-1 record, tying the best January record in NBA history.
Here is a recap of the month for Bosh and Nash:
Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month were Atlanta’s Joe Johnson, Chicago’s Ben Gordon, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki, Houston’s Tracy McGrady, New Jersey’s Jason Kidd and New York’s Eddy Curry.