LeBron James and Chris Paul have been named the NBA Players of the Month for December.

James averaged 27.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.00 steals in December while shooting 55.5 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.

Paul guided the Clippers to a 16-0 record, averaging 16.0 points, 9.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.