The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in March and April.
James averaged an NBA-high 29.6 points to go with 9.5 assists (second in the East) and 9.4 rebounds (fifth in the East) in 22 games, earning Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for the fourth time this season. He previously won the award for October/November, December and February.
The 15-year veteran forward recorded six triple-doubles during the extended month, raising his season total to a career-high 18. He also shot 53.6 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from three-point range. Behind James, the Cavaliers went 14-8 in March/April to reach 50 wins for the fourth consecutive season. As the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland (50-32) will play host to the Indiana Pacers (48-34) in Game 1 of a first-round series on Sunday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
Davis won the Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month award for the second straight month. He averaged 28.2 points (third in the NBA), 11.1 rebounds (seventh in the NBA), a league-leading 3.65 blocked shots and 1.85 steals (fourth in the West) in 20 games for the Pelicans, who went 13-7 when Davis played and 13-8 overall.