Kevin Durant was named Western Conference Player of the Month on Tuesday. It’s the second-straight Player of the Month award for Durant, who has won the award in the West eight times since the 2012-13 season.
Durant finished second in the NBA in scoring (28.5 ppg) and added 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists as the Thunder went 13-3 in January. He shot 49.7 percent from the field and 88.8 percent from the free throw line. Durant scored at least 25 points 11 times, including a season-high 44 points in a 128-122 overtime win over the New York Knicks on Jan. 26. He grabbed at least 10 rebounds in eight games and dished out five or more assists in six contests.