All of the preliminary month-to-month awards mixed the statistics from October and November, since October was an abbreviated month (the common season began on the 18th).
Booker led the Suns to a 15-6 document over the previous six weeks, the No. 1 seed in the West. Through 21 video games (36.5), he’s averaging 29.0 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 5.8 APG and 1.1 SPG on .489/.378/.878 taking pictures.
The 26-year-old is coming off Wednesday’s spectacular efficiency in opposition to Chicago, by which he scored 51 factors on 20-of-25 taking pictures — together with 6-of-7 from three and 5-of-6 from the line — in solely three quarters of motion in the blowout victory.
Tatum led the Celtics to an NBA-best 18-4 document by way of November, the No. 1 seed in the East. Through 21 video games (36.7 MPG), he’s averaging 31.6 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 4.5 APG and 1.1 BPG on .488/.366/.873 taking pictures.
The 24-year-old had his personal unbelievable efficiency in Wednesday’s victory over Miami, recording season-high 49 factors on .600/.667/.917 taking pictures splits.
According to the NBA (Twitter links), the different nominees in the West had been Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, De’Aaron Fox, Jerami Grant, Anfernee Simons, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nikola Jokic and Ja Morant, whereas Giannis Antetokounmpo, OG Anunoby, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, Donovan Mitchell and Franz Wagner had been nominated in the East.