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Houston Rockets: Awards for the quarter-mark of the season

MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 18: Tarik Black
MEMPHIS, TN - NOVEMBER 18: Tarik Black
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MEMPHIS, TN – NOVEMBER 18: Tarik Black

The Houston Rockets are now 25 percent of their way through the 2017-18 regular season. Let’s see who’s earned the awards so far.

As the saying goes: times flies when you’re having fun. And the Houston Rockets have had a joyous start to the year.

At the quarter mark of the regular season, the 17-4 Rockets have the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference. They’ve done it by making and taking a record number of 3-pointers and tightening up their play on the defensive end.

On Friday, the NBA announced that James Harden was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for his stellar play in October and November (October was a short month for basketball so it rolls over). The Beard averaged 34.9 points and 10.1 assists in November, and he also scored a career-high 56 points in a win against Utah on Nov. 5.

Mike D’Antoni was also named the Western Conference Coach of the Month after leading his team to a 12-1 record in November. D’Antoni has led the Rockets to the third-best start in franchise history. It was the second time that D’Antoni has earned the award as a coach for the Rockets.

For the awards, some of the Rockets players have a legitimate shot at earning the honors for the entire league. While others, like Houston’s Rookie of the Year, are off to a more humble beginning.

Next: Rookie of the Year