Three Mavericks and Magic's McGrady Named Players of the Month for November
Posted Dec 2 2002 5:12PM
NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2002 -- Dallas’ Michael Finley, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki and Orlando’s Tracy McGrady today were named Western Conference and Eastern Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played from opening night (Oct. 29) through the end of November.
Finley (21.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game), Nash (18.3 point and 7.8 assists) and Nowitzki (21.6 points and 11.3 rebounds) combined for 61.2 points, 20.8 rebounds, 13.5 assists and 4.13 steals per game while leading the Mavericks to a 15-1 record through November.
Here is a look at highlights from the month for Finley, Nash, Nowitzki and McGrady:
Michael Finley, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic
Other Eastern Conference candidates for NBA Player of the Month included Boston’s Paul Pierce, Detroit’s Ben Wallace, Indiana’s Jermaine O’Neal, New Jersey’s Jason Kidd, New Orleans’ Jamal Mashburn and Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson.
Western Conference candidates for NBA Player of the Month included Houston’s Steve Francis, Los Angeles Clippers’ Elton Brand, Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett, Sacramento’s Chris Webber, and Seattle’s Gary Payton.