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Nikola Jokic, James Harden named Kia NBA Players of the Month

The two Kia NBA MVP candidates were at their best in March.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden have been named the Kia NBA Western and Eastern Conference Player of the Month, respectively, for March.

Jokic averaged 27.1 points, 11.4 rebounds and 8.4 assists as Denver went 11-3 in the month of March. He shot 58.5% from the floor, 43.9% from deep and 82.7% from the free throw line. The three-time All-Star won the award earlier this season for games played in December and January.

Harden averaged 27.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 11.5 assists as Brooklyn went 11-1 in the month of March. He played more minutes than any other player in March, one month after winning the award in February. He became the first Nets player to win the honor since Vince Carter in April 2007.

Other nominees: Luka Doncic (Mavericks), De’Aaron Fox (Kings), Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers), Donovan Mitchell (Jazz), Ja Morant (Grizzlies), Zion Williamson (Pelicans), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks), Kyrie Irving (Nets) and Russell Westbrook (Wizards)