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Luka Doncic beats out Jalen Green for March Player of the Month

Luka Doncic beats out Jalen Green for March Player of the Month

Led by an efficient 47 points from perennial All-Star guard and MVP candidate Luka Doncic, the red-hot Dallas Mavericks ended the month of March with Sunday’s statement win at Houston, snapping an 11-game win streak for the Rockets.

In addition to the impact on the standings and potential postseason implications in the Western Conference, that performance may also have decided the West’s Player of the Month award for that month.

Despite a brilliant month of March that led to Green being a nominee for the award, Doncic received it, according to the NBA’s announcement on Tuesday.

Here’s a look at the monthly statistics for both players:

  • Doncic: (14 games): 32.5 points, 10.1 rebounds, 10.1 assists, 4.3 turnovers per game; 47.0% FG, 38.1% on 3-pointers, plus 6.4 plus/minus
  • Green (15 games): 27.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.3 turnovers per game; 49.2% FG, 40.8% on 3-pointers, plus 11.3 plus/minus

The Mavs went 11-4 in the month, while the Rockets were 13-2.

As for individual recognition, Green received the first Player of the Week award of his three-year NBA career in mid-March. So, it’s not as if he leaves the month empty handed.

Doncic and Green will do battle once more this season when Houston visits Dallas on Sunday. Tipoff is at 2:30 p.m. Central.

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