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Kevin Durant & Paul George win Players of the Month

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Indiana Pacers star Paul George have been named the NBA Players of the Month for games played across October and November.

Pacers shooting forward George has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month while Durant is top dog in the Western Conference.

Durant led the Thunder to an early 11-3 record through the first two months of the season, including a unbeaten eight-game win streak at home.

The prolific scorer has piled on the points again this term, and is currently averaging 28.3 points-per-game - the best mark in the NBA - and already has six double-doubles through two months.

His best game to date came against the Utah Jazz in Utah, Durant scored a season's best 42 points in the 101-98 win - 41 per cent of the Thunder's total scoring that day.

Back East, George has made the leap from star-in-waiting to bonafide superstar this season, and the Pacers are currently 16-2.

Through October and November, George scored at least 10 points in all 16 games as the Pacers went 15-1. He ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring - 23.6 ppg - as the Pacers main scoring threat on the floor.

George's best game came against the Detroit Pistons in Michigan - he scored 31 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists.

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