Strong Play Nets Durant Western Conference Honor
OKLAHOMA CITY - Another top-notch week of play from OKC's Kevin Durant earned him this week's Western Conference Player of the Week award—his third such award this season.
Durant posted 118 points and 41 rebounds in four games this past week including and boosted his overall scoring average per game to 27.9 points per contest.
In addition, the Thunder star averaged 10.3 rebounds per game and two steals per contest while his points per game rank him second in the league behind Kevin Love.
Durant's efforts helped OKC to 3-1 record on the week including a big win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. In that game, he tallied 40 points and a season-high 17 rebounds in the 103-87 victory.
Atlanta's Joe Johnson was named this week's Eastern Conference Player of the week after posting an average of 23.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in four games.
Kevin Durant's Weekly Breakdown:
March 21 vs. Utah Jazz: Scored 18 points and six rebounds in 97-90 loss to the Jazz.
March 21 vs. L.A. Clippers: Scored 32 points and added nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 114-91 win over the Clippers.
March 23 vs. Minnesota: Posted 40 points, a season-high 17 rebounds, five assists and three steals in a 149-120 double overtime win over the Timberwolves.
March 25 vs. Miami: Tallied 28 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in a 103-87 win over the Heat.
Oklahoma City returns to action Tuesday, March 27 hosting the Portland Trailblazers at 9 p.m.