New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry have been named the Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in
Anthony, who finished the 2012-13 campaign as the league's scoring champ (28.7
ppg), averaged 36.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest while playing in eight
of New York's 10 games to lead the Knicks to an 8-2 mark and help the team
secure the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NBA Playoffs.
Anthony poured in at least 40 points in three consecutive games, including a
career-high tying 50-point effort in a 102-90 win at Miami on April 2.
Curry connected on 9-of-15 attempts from 3-point range during the month en
route to establishing a new NBA single-season record for made 3-pointers with
272, eclipsing the previous mark set by Ray Allen in 2005-06.
Curry averaged 25.4 points and 8.1 assists per game as he guided the Warriors
to a 5-3 mark and helped the team secure the sixth seed in the Western
Others nominated included Brooklyn's Deron Williams, Detroit's Greg Monroe,
the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell
Westbrook and Utah's Al Jefferson.
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