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Giannis named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 18:45:06-05

MILWAUKEE — On Tuesday, the NBA announce Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January.

With this news, Giannis has won the award every month this season, thus far. Additionally, he has won the award seven of the last eight months, which dates back to last season.

The Bucks' star has led the team to a 42-7 record as of Feb. 4 and is just a few games away from clinching a spot in the playoffs.

According to a press release, Giannis is averaging career-highs in points and rebounds per game. Also, he is, "on pace to become the first player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972-73, and just the fourth player ever, to average 30.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in a season."

Since the start of his career, Giannis has won this award eight times.

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