Gs Nelson, Paul honored by NBA
Nelson earned the Eastern Conference award after helping lead the Magic to a 3-0 week, including wins over San Antonio and the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged a team-high 27.6 points, including a career-high 32 points in a 109-98 win over Golden State on December 15.
Paul won the Western Conference honor, averaging 23.7 points, 10.0 points and 4.3 rebounds as the Hornets also went 3-0. He set an NBA record by extending his streak with at least one steal to 107 games, breaking Alvin Robertson’s previous mark of 105.