Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week again

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Kevin Durant has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the second straight week.

Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 4-0 record last week averaging 25.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He shot 60.7 percent from the field, 46.2 percent from three and 89.7 percent from the free throw line.

Durant had 18 points, six rebounds and four blocks on Nov. 26 when the Thunder absolutely destroyed the Charlotte Bobcats 114-69. The Thunder led by 40 at halftime of that game so Durant did not need to play a lot of minutes.

When James Harden returned to OKC for the Thunder’s next game, Durant scored a season-high 37 points as the Thunder rolled past the Rockets 120-98. Durant did a very nice job covering Harden too when he was matched up with him.

Durant had 25 points and four blocks vs. the Utah Jazz on Nov. 30. The Thunder blocked 14 shots as a team and went on to win 106-94 while Durant was very active on defense.

Durant had 20 points and eight rebounds on the road vs. the New Orleans Hornets Dec. 1 as the Thunder won 100-79. It was another blowout for the Thunder and Durant was not needed to play major minutes.

Carmelo Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. He led the Knicks to a 3-1 record last week averaging 29.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

Topics: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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