To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been named Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November. Paul George got the honors in the Eastern Conference.
Curry has led the Warriors to a 20-0 start, with 19 of those wins coming in October and November. In those 19 games, he averaged 31.6 points, 6.0 assists and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 51.2 percent overall, 44.5 percent from three and 94.1 percent from the free throw line. He made 94 three-pointers over this span.
Curry scored 40 points in the season opener and totaled 40 points or more in five of the 19 games (and now he’s at six out of 20). He scored a season-high 53 points on Oct. 31 against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Over in the East, George has come back better than ever after missing most of last season thanks to a broken leg. He’s led the upstart Pacers to a 12-5 start, with 16 of those 17 games coming in October and November.
George averaged 27.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in those 16 games. He shot 45.9 percent overall and 45.5 percent from long range.
George got off to a slow start, but he’s ramped his game up after struggling through the first four games. He scored a season-high 40 points against the Washington Wizards on Nov. 24 and capped off the month with 39 points against the Los Angeles Lakers.