ISAIAHWATCH: Thomas Gets Second Rookie of the Month Honor

The former Curtis star and Sacramento King got the award for the Western Conference for the second time this season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving earned the award for the Eastern Conference.

Another month, another NBA award for South Sound native Isaiah Thomas.

The former Curtis and University of Washington star was named the league's Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March, the second consecutive month he's gotten the honor.

In the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving took home the honor, the third time he's done so this season.

According to NBA.com, Thomas led all Western Conference rookies in assists (4.9 apg) and was second in scoring (13.6 ppg). He also led all rookies in fastbreak points (64) in March and was ranked first in free throws made (54), second in assists (89), third in points (245) and steals (24).

Here are highlights of Thomas' month, according to the league:

  • March 14 vs. Detroit: Scored 21 points and recorded four assists and three rebounds in a 124-112 loss to the Pistons.
  • March 20 vs. Memphis: Scored 18 points and tallied seven assists and five rebounds in a 119-110 win over the Grizzlies.
  • March 28 vs. San Antonio: Scored a career-high 28 points to go with four rebounds and 10 assists in a 117-112 loss to the Spurs.
  • March 30 @ Utah: Finished with 19 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals in a 104-103 win over the Jazz.

For us up here in the South Sound, this isn't anything new from Thomas. We're just glad the rest of the country has taken notice. Congrats again to Isaiah and thanks for representing the 253 like no other!

Dan April 03, 2012 at 05:12 AM
He just continues to amaze me. The 28 point, 10 assist game the other night was a thing of beauty!
Brent Champaco April 03, 2012 at 07:48 AM
And to think, he wasn't even considered the best rookie on his team at the start of the season (Jimmer).


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