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Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for March – The Denver Post

For the second time this season, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month.

Jokic on Thursday received the honor for the month of March after averaging 27.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 1.3 steals in 14 games for Denver. During that span, he led the Nuggets to an 11-4 record. The all-star also had 13 double-doubles last month, including four triple-doubles.

On the season, he’s averaging career highs in points (26.8), rebounds (11.1), assists (8.5), steals (1.6), field-goal percentage (57.1%), 3-point field-goal percentage (42.5%) and free-throw percentage (86.7%). The Nuggets (29-18) are tied for the fifth-best record in the West with Portland entering Wednesday.

Jokic became the fourth Nuggets player to win the award after being named the West’s best for December/January, joining Carmelo Anthony (three times), Alex English (three) and Fat Lever (once).

Nets guard James Harden received the Eastern Conference honor.

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