NEW YORK, Feb. 1 --
Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson
and Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber
today were named Eastern
Conference and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in
Iverson led the Sixers to an 11-4 record by averaging a league-high 32.6 points, 3.8
rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.27 steals, while Webber averaged 26.7 points, 10.2 rebounds,
6.6 assists and 2.18 blocks in leading the Kings to an 11-1 record.
|Allen Iverson led Philly to an 11-4 record in January.|
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Here is a look at highlights from the month for Iverson and Webber:
Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers
Jan. 7 vs. L.A. Clippers: Recorded 30 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in
a 116-92 win over the visiting Clippers.
Jan. 15 vs. Houston: Scored an NBA career and season-high 58 points in a 112-106 OT win
over the Rockets.
Jan. 25 at Boston: Had 47 points, five assists and four rebounds in a 106-90 win over
Earned back-to-back Player of the Week honors on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.
Scored 30 or more points nine times, including a streak of seven consecutive games.
Chris Webber, Sacramento Kings
Jan. 5 at Phoenix: Had 35 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in the
Kings 118-115 victory over the Suns.
Jan. 6 vs. Milwaukee: Recorded 28 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists in a 115-101 win
over the Bucks.
Jan. 15 vs. Cleveland: Had 34 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in a 109-102 win
over the Cavaliers.
Led the Kings in scoring on seven occasions and in rebounding six times.
Had 30 points or more three times, and 20 points or more in 10 games.
Other Eastern Conference candidates for NBA Player of the Month included Boston's Paul Pierce, Detroit's Ben Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse, Miami's Eddie Jones, New Jersey's Jason Kidd, Orlando's Tracy McGrady and Washington's Michael Jordan.
Western Conference candidates for NBA Player of the Month included Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, Houston's Steve Francis, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and San
Antonio's Tim Duncan.