Tyronn Lue wins Coach of the Month behind Cavaliers offensive onslaught

Posted at 2:38 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 14:38:58-05

The NBA honored Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue as the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month on Friday. 

The offensive onslaught from the Cavaliers has pushed the defending champions to the top spot in the Eastern Conference. 

This is Lue's first time receiving the honor, and deservedly so. Through October and November, he has led the Cavaliers to a 13-3 record while the team averaged an Eastern Conference-best 111.3 points per game. 

The Cavaliers have also managed a conference best point differential of +7.5 points per game by holding opponents to just 103.8 points. 

Lue's guidance has helped the Cavaliers set records from beyond the arc. The team has connected on at least 10 three-pointers in every game so far. They also became the first team in NBA history to have consecutive games with at least 20 three-pointers, when they made 21 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 23 and 20 against the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 25. 

The Cavaliers also have the managed the third-best offensive rating in the league at 110.8. They've also notched a 7-1 record against teams with a winning percentage above .500. 

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr matched Lue by receiving the honor for the Western Conference.