Durant Nets Second Player Of The Week Honor
OKLAHOMA CITY - An overtime win and 51-point performance Sunday propelled Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant to his second Western Conference Player of the Week award.
The announcement came Monday afternoon as Durant received the top honor for the West, while Miami's LeBron James received the weekly accolade for the Eastern Conference.
Durant helped OKC to a 3-1 record for games played Feb. 13 through Feb. 19. On the week Durant averaged 32 points and eight rebounds while shooting 58.5 percent from the field and 58.8 percent from behind the arc.
Sunday, Durant tallied a career-high 51 points to help OKC top Denver in an overtime thriller 124-118. His point total makes Durant the third leading scorer in the NBA with 27.6 points per game, just .3 points behind LeBron James and 1.4 points behind leader Kobe Bryant who averages 29 points per contest.
James led Miami to a 4-0 week as he averaged 27.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
Oklahoma City returns to action Monday, Feb. 20 hosing the New Orleans Hornets at 7 p.m.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Feb. 14 vs. Utah: Tallied 21 points, six rebounds and two blocks during a 111-85 win over the Jazz.
Feb. 17 vs. Golden State: Posted 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 110-87 win over the Warriors.
Feb. 19 vs. Denver: Scored a career-high 51 points and added eight rebounds, three assists and four steals in a 124-118 win over the Nuggets.
LeBron James, Miami Heat
Feb. 13 @ Milwaukee: Posted 35 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a 114-96 win over the Bucks.
Feb. 14 @ Indiana: Tallied 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals in a 105-90 win over the Pacers.
Feb. 19 vs. Orlando: Totaled 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as the Heat upended the Magic 90-78.