Lillard, Beal Named Rookies Of The Month For December
The Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.
Beal lead all Eastern Conference rookies in scoring (13.4 ppg) and total assists with (41) in December. He had six games with 15-plus points during the month and made a career-high eight field goals in a 100-95 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 18.
Lillard led all rookies in scoring (18.4 ppg), assists (6.3 apg) and is tied for third among NBA point guards with 16 games of 20-plus points. On Dec. 13 against the San Antonio Spurs he became one of just 12 NBA players to record at least 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a game this season.