Originally written on The Daily Sports Herald  |  Last updated 10/11/14
Two rookie guards stood out last month among their first year brethren, as the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month for December. Beal lead all Eastern Conference rookies in scoring (13.4 ppg) and total assists with (41) in December.  He had six games with 15-plus points during the month. Lillard, a potential Rookie of the Year candidate, led all rookies in scoring (18.4 ppg) and assists (6.3 apg), and is also tied for third among NBA point guards with 16 games of 20-plus points. Here is a recap of their performances: Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards Dec. 11@ New Orleans: Posted 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 77-70 victory over the Hornets. Dec. 12 @ Houston: Recorded 20 points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 99-93 loss to the Rockets. Dec. 15 @ Miami: Tallied 19 points and three rebounds in a 102-72 loss to the Heat. ...
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