Not that Kevin Durant’s case for the Most Valuable Player Award needed much assistance – his play has been speaking for itself – but he has just been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for March.
It has been quite a year for Durant who has not only upped his scoring from previous seasons, but has shown a polished, all around game that has opponents in fits and teammates witnessing greatness. The Oklahoma City Thunder have clinched a playoff spot and will likely end up as the #2 seed in the Western Conference.
This marks the fourth time in five months that Durant has won this award (he only missed February where the award was given to Blake Griffin) highlighting just how consistently brilliant he has been. In fact, in 2014, Durant boasts scoring numbers of 35.9ppg (Jan), 33.4ppg (Feb) and 34.5ppg (Mar) and his streak of 25+ point games is at 38 and counting.
For the month of March, Durant not only averaged 34.5ppg, he also ripped down 6.7rpg and 5.6apg. These numbers allowed the Thunder to right their wrongs and get back to their winning ways as they took a 10-4 win/loss record for the month.
There were a number of highlight performances for Durant during March but arguably his best was the double overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors where KD poured in 51 points and added 12 rebounds and 7 assists as the Thunder held on for a thrilling win.
Durant beat out other nominees for the award – James Harden (Houston Rockets), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Goran Dragic (Phoenix Suns) and Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) while the Eastern Conference winner was Al Jefferson of the Charlotte Bobcats.
KD and the Thunder next take to the floor against the San Antonio Spurs on April 3.
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