The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the Los Angeles  Lakers’  Kobe  Bryant  today  were  named  the Eastern and Western Conference  Players  of the Month for games played in February.

James,  who wins the award for the second consecutive month, led the league in  scoring  in February, averaging 30.2 points and adding 8.9 rebounds and an  Eastern  Conference-best  8.5  assists. Cleveland was   8-6 mark on the month  as  James became the first player since Magic Johnson (1988) to post triple-doubles on consecutive days twice in the same season (Feb. 19-20 and Nov.  24-25).  James became the youngest player to reach 10,000 points with his 19th point at Boston on Feb. 27

Bryant  led the Lakers to a 13-2 mark, averaging team highs in points (27.2 ppg),  assists  (5.9 apg) and steals (2.07 spg). Bryant, who shot .507 from the  field,  scored  at  least 30 points on eight occasions and netted more than 40 points twice.

Other  nominees for Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Detroit’s  Chauncey  Billups,  Golden  State’s  Monta  Ellis, Houston Tracy McGrady, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Corey Maggette, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Philadelphia’s Andre Miller and San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili.