Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week

Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

For the second time this season, Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week. Durant led the Thunder to a 3-1 week averaging 32.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting .585 from the field, .917 from the free throw line and .588 from three.

This is the second time this season that Durant has won the award, joining teammate Russell Westbrook who has also won it twice this season.

Durant is of course coming off a career-high 51 points last night in the Thunder’s 124-118 overtime win over Denver which definitely helped him surge ahead of his competition for the award.

The Thunder will play New Orleans tonight and then Boston and the Lakers later on in the week before All-Star Weekend begins.

LeBron James was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week leading the Heat to a 4-0 week. The Heat and LeBron have played as well as anyone this year but it is safe to say that Durant has closed the gap as to who the best player in the NBA is.

Topics: Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant 51 Points, Kevin Durant Western Conference Player Of The Week, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook

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