Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Luka Doncic and Joel Embiid stand as best December players in the NBA

Doncic and Embiid broke their franchise scoring records.

Photo: Tim Wachukwu / Getty Images

Another month of the 2022-23 NBA season is over and The league decided to reveal who its player of the month was for December, naming Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers). Regarded as the most important figures of the tournament for their stupendous performances with their teams over the last 31 days.

The information was released by the league via a statement and was later reiterated by the Mavericks and 76ers, franchises that could not hide their excitement at being named the most valuable player of the month.

The Slovenian star of the Texan infield continues to perform as one of the most powerful figures in the league, During December reached the point of breaking several records, which allowed him to win the award with authority.

Doncic averaged a total of 35.1 points, 9.3 assists and 8.5 rebounds per day; Also broke the record for top scorer in Dallas He scored a total of 60 against the New York Knicks. In December he became the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double of 60 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Mavericks currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 22 wins and 16 losses.

For his part, Embiid served as one of the 76ers’ most consistent players in leading them to a nine-win, four-loss streak. For the entire month, he averaged 35.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

During these games, the player also managed to score at least 30 points in 10 games and went over the 40-point mark in three of these events. To conclude what made him a player of the month, Embiid also broke his own franchise record by scoring 53 points in a game against the Charlotte Hornets.

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