Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony have been named the NBA Players of the Month for January.
Durant led the NBA in scoring (35.9 ppg), ranked fifth in the conference in minutes (38.3 mpg), tied for eighth in the conference in steals (1.63 spg) and 10th in the conference in field goal percentage (.549) as he helped the Thunder to a 13-4 (.765) record in January. Durant appeared in 16 of Oklahoma City’s 17 games, and scored 20 or more points each time, 30 or more points 13 times, 40 or more points five times, and 50-plus one time.
Anthony led the Eastern Conference in scoring (28.7 ppg), ranked ninth in rebounding (9.0 rpg) and third in minutes (37.7 mpg) as he led the Knicks to a 10-6 (.625) record, which included four straight wins to close the month. He ranked sixth in the league with a .494 shooting percentage from distance, and made 44 made three-point field goals. Anthony recorded five point-rebound double-doubles, and topped the 25-point mark in 12-of-16 games. He set a Knicks franchise record, Madison Square Garden single-game record.