January's Top Performers
Highlighting some of the NBA's top performers in the month of January.
Here are some quick hitters on the NBA’s top performers in the month of January. Please note that all references to a “month” mean a calendar month, and all per-game factoids are based on a minimum of 10 games played.
The leaders in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks were:
517 PTS — Damian Lillard
205 REB — Julius Randle
141 AST — James Harden
30 STL — Jimmy Butler
48 BLK — Jaren Jackson Jr.
The leaders in PPG, RPG, APG, SPG, and BPG were:
34.9 PPG — Joel Embiid
13.8 RPG — Steven Adams
11.3 APG — Nikola Jokic
2.2 SPG — Killian Hayes
3.2 BPG — Jaren Jackson Jr.
Nikola Jokic recorded eight triple-doubles, five more than any other player. It’s the most triple-doubles Jokic has ever recorded in a month. He’s the fourth player in NBA history to record at least eight triple-doubles in a month (a total of 12 instances):
Oscar Robertson (5 times)
Russell Westbrook (4 times)
Wilt Chamberlain (2 times)
Jokic averaged 24.0 PPG, 11.6 RPG, and 11.3 APG, shooting 67.7% from the field. It’s the highest field goal percentage ever recorded by a player who averaged a triple-double in a month.
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