Myles Turner Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
NEW YORK, March 3, 2016 – The Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.
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Turner, who earned Rookie of the Month honors for the first time, ranked third among East first-year players in scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and minutes (29.8 mpg). He also shot 51.0 percent from the field, the second-best mark for East rookies. Turner recorded his first two career double-doubles during the month and produced a run of nine straight double-digit scoring games. On Feb. 19, Turner scored 16 points and blocked a career-high six shots in a 101-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, part of a 4-1 stretch for the Pacers.
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Towns, the Western Conference winner for the fourth month in a row, led all rookies in scoring (21.1 ppg), rebounding (11.8 rpg) and minutes (34.6 mpg), and ranked third in field goal percentage (53.7) and blocked shots (1.64 bpg). He posted double-doubles in nine of 11 games, including a 30-point, 15-rebound performance in a 112-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 27. Towns scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 117-112 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 10, and he matched his career high with 17 rebounds to go with 26 points in a 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 6.
Myles Turner's Top Games of February
Feb. 1 vs. Cleveland: Notched his first career double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds) and added four blocked shots in a 111-106 loss to the Cavaliers.
Feb. 8 vs. L.A. Lakers: Shot 6-of-8 from the field and posted 14 points and 13 rebounds in an 89-87 win over the Lakers.
Feb. 24 vs. New York: Scored 24 points and collected six rebounds in a 108-105 victory against the Knicks.
March 3, 2016 - Pacers forward Myles Turner was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month on Thursday. Take a look back at some highlights of Turner's stellar play in the month of February.