Billups, Nowitzki Named Players of the Month
Posted Mar 6 2007 3:08PM
NEW YORK, March 1, 2007 – The Detroit Pistons’ Chauncey Billups and the Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki today were named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for February, 2007.
Billups averaged 17.9 points and 7.5 assists while leading the Pistons to a 10-1 record for the month. He averaged 21.3 points on the road and dished out eight-plus assists five times. He also moved into 30th place all-time in three-point field goals made and shot 93 percent from the free throw line.
On his way to leading the Mavericks to a 10-0 record for the month, Nowitzki averaged 27.1 points and 9.7 rebounds. Nowitzki registered 30-plus points in four of the 10 games the Mavericks played in February.
Here is a recap of the month for Billups and Nowitzki:
Chauncey Billups, Detroit Pistons
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month were Cleveland’s LeBron James, New Jersey’s Vince Carter, New Orleans/Oklahoma City’s Tyson Chandler, New York’s Eddy Curry, Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala, Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire and Toronto’s Chris Bosh.