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Mitchell, Embiid named NBA Players of the Month

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 02: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz react at the Wells Fargo Center on December 2, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Utah Jazz’ Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid were named NBA Players of the Month for December. 

Mitchell, winning his first player of the month award, led the third-seeded Jazz (27-10) to a 12-2 record last month while averaging 30.2 points, 5.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals. 

Meanwhile, Cameroonian star Embiid strengthened the Sixers’ climb to the East ladder, tallying 29.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 13 games. His team is currently at the sixth spot of the conference with a 20-16 card. 

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