Dec 29, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks the ball against Houston Rockets small forward Omri Casspi (18) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week

Kevin Durant has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 23-29.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 record in the week while averaging 32.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game on 57.4 shooting from the field.

The Thunder defeated the New York Knicks on Christmas Day 123-94 with Durant notching 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Two nights later, OKC beat Charlotte 89-85 in their first game since Russell Westbrook’s most recent surgery. Durant had 34 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in that win.

Last night, the Thunder trounced the Rockets 117-86 behind 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists from KD.

The numbers KD put up this week are ones we can surely get used to with Westbrook out. The Thunder have looked more well-rounded these last two games than they did without Westbrook in the playoffs last year, but Durant will still be in a position to put up larger numbers than usual.

The Thunder will play next tomorrow night at home vs. the Portland Trail Blazers, who beat the Thunder in the teams’ first meeting in Portland back on Dec. 4.

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