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Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week (1/14-1/20)

Kevin Durant was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the second straight time and fourth time overall this season for games played from Jan. 14 through Jan. 20.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-1 record for the week and averaged 37.5 points per game.

Durant scored 41 points to go with five rebounds and two blocks last Monday on the road vs. the Phoenix Suns as the Thunder came out on top 102-90.

Two days later at home, Durant at the Thunder put together their best complete game of the year beating the Denver Nuggets 117-97 while Durant scored 20 points to go with five steals and four assists.

The Thunder then went on the road to take on the Dallas Mavericks on the 18th and won in overtime 117-114 as Durant scored a career-high 52 points while shooting 21-for-21 from the free throw line.

The Thunder went into overtime again Sunday night but lost in Denver 121-118 despite 37 points, eight assists and seven boards from Durant.

Durant is in the NBA lead with four Conference Player of the Week Awards this season. Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook was one of the other nominees for the award this past week.

Carlos Boozer was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week also leading the Chicago Bulls to a 3-1 record and averaging 23.0 points and 14.8 rebounds per game.

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