Anthony Davis Named Western Conference Player Of The Month
Historic numbers put up by Anthony Davis has led to a 7 game winning streak for the New Orleans Pelicans and a monthly award for the franchise player.
Davis was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month today.
The news is anything but a surprise, as Davis led New Orleans to an 8-3 record, putting up 35.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.2 blocks per game in the shortest month of the year.
For historical perspective, Davis is the second player in NBA history to average at least 35 points and 10 rebounds a game in a calendar month (Moses Malone accomplished the feat in 1982).
He became the first player in league history to have 5 games of at least 40 points and 10 boards in a single month.
This marks the first time in Davis' career he's earned a Conference Player of the Month award.
He's the second player in franchise history to take home the honor, as Chris Paul did it back in January of 2010.