The national recognition just keeps coming for Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, because the NBA announced on Tuesday that he won the Western Conference Player of the Month for his stellar play in December.
In 17 games last month, Doncic averaged 35.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 9.3 assists. Pretty much as good as those numbers are, an important number is 11, which is what number of games the Mavs won in December.
Doncic’s all-time season has Dallas right back within the thick of things at the highest of the West despite the team managing several significant injuries. He’s on pace to turn out to be the one player in league history to have season averages of at the least 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
Doncic’s incredible December included the primary 60-point, 20-rebound triple-double ever recorded in league history. He finished with 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists because the Mavs erased a nine-point deficit with 27 seconds remaining in regulation to ultimately beat the Latest York Knicks in extra time, 126-121.
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid won the Eastern Conference Player of the Month award for December. The Sixers went 9-4 in December, and Embiid averaged 35.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists.