May 2021 Basketball Wiretap

Scott Brooks, Michael Malone Named NBA's Coaches Of The Month

May 4, 2021 4:47 PM

Michael Malone and Scott Brooks have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for April.

Malone led the Denver Nuggets to a 13-3 record in the month despite the injury to Jamal Murray.

Brooks led the Washington Wizards to a 12-5 record as they have reentered the race for the play-in tournament. 

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Julius Randle, Stephen Curry Named Players Of The Month For April

May 4, 2021 4:21 PM

Julius Randle and Stephen Curry have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for April.

Randle averaged 27.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists as the New York Knicks went 11-4.

Curry averaged 37.3 points and 6.1 rebounds while making 96 three-pointers. The Golden State Warriors, however, went just 8-8.

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Anthony Edwards, Malachi Flynn Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month

May 4, 2021 3:35 PM

Anthony Edwards and Malachi Flynn have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for April.

Edwards averaged 21.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the month.

Flynn averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds for the month.

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Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum Named NBA's Players Of The Week

May 3, 2021 3:46 PM

Devin Booker and Jayson Tatum have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 19.

Booker averaged 29.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the Phoenix Suns went 4-0.

Tatum averaged 42.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists as the Boston Celtics went 2-2.

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Stephen Curry Feels Deserving Of MVP

May 3, 2021 12:38 PM

Stephen Curry has made a late push for MVP but he's likely to come up well short as the Golden State Warriors will finish the season in the play-in tournament at best.

Curry is the first player in NBA history to average at least 35 points a game on 50-40-90 shooting for one full month.

"Yeah, I do [feel deserving of the MVP]," Curry said. "But even if you don't win it, being in the conversation, top five; those type of acknowledgements show what you're about, no matter what the situation is, year to year.

"That, in and of itself, is the reward, because we all know how hard it is to actually have everything go right for a season that you actually win it."

Curry won consecutive MVPs in 2015 and 2016.

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