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Beal, Lillard tabbed rookies of the month

Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers were named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in December.

Beal led all rookies in the East with 13.4 points per game and posted six games with 15-plus scoring efforts, while Lillard led all rookies with 18.4 points and 6.3 assists per game.

Lillard, who won this award last month, became just one of 12 NBA players to record 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists in one game this season in a win over the Spurs on Dec. 13.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month were Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cleveland's Tyler Zeller, Detroit's Andre Drummond and New Orleans' Anthony Davis.