ATLANTA, Feb. 3 -- Indiana Pacers Jermaine O誰eal and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers today were named Eastern Conference and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played during the month of January.

O誰eal averaged 19.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.38 blocks in leading the Pacers to a 10-6 record for the month.

Bryant averaged 30.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.42 steals in leading the Lakers to an 8-4 record in January.

Here is a look at highlights from the month for O誰eal and Bryant:

Jermaine O誰eal, Indiana Pacers

  • January 4 at Washington Had 26 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks in a 107-104 OT loss to the Wizards.
  • January 11 vs. Golden State Recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and three assists in a 116-104 win vs. the Warriors.
  • January 22 vs. Toronto Tallied 18 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks and three assists as the Pacers defeated the Raptors 101-98.
  • January 26 vs. L.A. Clippers Had 21 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks in a 108-101 win over the visiting Clippers.
  • January 29 vs. San Antonio Scored 31 points while adding 10 rebounds and four blocks as the Pacers were defeated by the Spurs 106-97.

    Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers

  • January 7 vs. Seattle Had 45 points, three rebounds and three assists in a 119-98 win over the Sonics.
  • January 12 vs. Miami Recorded 36 points, four assists, four steals and three rebounds in a 106-81 win over the visiting Heat.
  • January 20 vs. Clippers - Tallied 26 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and three steals in a 96-92 win over the Clippers.
  • January 29 at Phoenix Had 40 points, five rebounds and four assists in a 99-90 win over the Suns.
  • January 31 at Sacramento Recorded 38 points, five rebounds and five assists in a 124-113 win at ARCO Arena over the Kings.

    Other candidates for NBA Player of the Month included Boston痴 Paul Pierce, Dallas Dirk Nowitzki, Houston痴 Steve Francis, Minnesota痴 Kevin Garnett, Memphis Pau Gasol, New Jersey's Jason Kidd, Orlando痴 Tracy McGrady, Phoenix痴 Stephon Marbury, San Antonio痴 Tim Duncan and Washington痴 Michael Jordan.