James Harden and LeBron James win NBA Player of the Month

LeBron James is named NBA Player of the Month for the Easter Conference while James Harden takes home the same award for the Western Conference for the month of October and November.

James is currently leading the Cleveland Cavaliers on a 10-game winning streak after a rough start to the season. The Cavaliers have risen up and are now in the third spot in the East at 15-7. In the month of October and November, James averaged 28.0 points per game (3rd in the NBA) and 8.5 assists per game (fourth in the NBA). He also averaged 8.1 while shooting 58.4% from the field and 42.5% from beyond the arc.

Harden is leading the league in scoring at 31.5 points per game and assists 9.8 assists per game. He’s also leading the league in three-pointers made (94) and free throws made (168) while shooting 45.1% from the field and 40.3% from three-point land. The Houston Rockets are currently at the top of the Western Conference with a 17-4 record. Harden has been leading the Rockets to wins even if they played a huge chunk of those games without starting point guard Chris Paul who was out with an injury.

Both James and Harden are the only two players to score more than 50 points this season. James scored 57 points last November 3 against the Wizards while Harden scored a career-high 56 points against the Jazz a few days later.

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