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Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week


Kevin Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season today for games played Monday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 13.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-1 record last week and averaged 32.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.

The Thunder started out the week losing to the Washington Wizards despite Durant having 29 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

The Thunder went back home for their next game and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-84 behind 26 points and eight rebounds from Durant.

Then the Thunder took out the Los Angeles Lakers on the road 116-101 as Durant scored a season-high 42 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks.

Last night, the Thunder won its third game of the week taking out the Portland Trail Blazers on the road 87-83. Durant had 33 points and six assists in the win.

Durant has been on a tear of late playing some of the best basketball of his career. He has a chance to become just the seventh player in NBA history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from the 3-point line and 90 percent from the free throw line.

The Thunder currently have the best record in the NBA with Durant having his best season which means he would likely be the frontrunner to take home the MVP award this season as well.

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

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