Tuesday , Mar , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Carter and Nowitzki earn NBA monthly honors

New York, NY (Sports Network) – New Jersey Nets forward Vince Carter and
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki were named NBA Players of the Month for

Carter captured the award for the Eastern Conference with a stellar month that
included averages of 30.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He posted
30-plus points in six games and led New Jersey in scoring in 11 of its 13
contests during the month.

Nowitzki garnered Western Conference honors by averaging 27.2 points, 10.2
rebounds and 3.8 assists. He has registered eight double-doubles over the last
10 games and netted 30-or-more points in five contests. Nowitzki’s excellent
play was a big reason why Dallas went 10-3 during February.

Other nominees for the awards included Cleveland’s LeBron James, Detroit’s
Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince, Golden State’s Jason Richardson,
Houston’s Tracy McGrady, Miami’s Dwyane Wade, Milwaukee’s Michael Redd,
Orlando’s Grant Hill, Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson, Phoenix’s Shawn Marion and
Amare Stoudemire, San Antonio’s Tony Parker, Seattle’s Ray Allen, Toronto’s
Chris Bosh and Washington’s Gilbert Arenas.