On Wednesday, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker had dropped a season-high 51 points in a win over Chicago.
Just one day later, he was awarded the league's Western Conference Player of the Month. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum took home honors for the East.
More from Phoenix's press release after the monthly award was announced:
"Booker is averaging a career-best 29.0 points, 5.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds over the first 21 games of the season, while shooting 48.9 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from three-point range and 87.8 percent from the free throw line.
"The three-time All-Star has notched three double-doubles so far this season and is coming off a season-high 51-point performance on Nov. 30 against the Bulls. For the second consecutive season, Booker is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 2.4 field goals made per game from each of the paint, midrange and three-point ...
"This marks Booker’s second-career Western Conference Player of the Month honor, having also won for February 2021, as he joins Kevin Johnson (February 1989 and April 1997), Amar’e Stoudemire (March 2010 and April 2005), Steve Nash (January 2007 and November 2004), Shawn Marion (February 2006 and March 2002) and Charles Barkley (February 1996 and December 1992) for the most Conference Player of the Month honors in franchise history."
The Suns currently lead the West with a 15-6 record and play host to the Houston Rockets tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Arizona time.
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