Durant Named Western Conference Player Of the Week


Monday, February 1st 2016, 4:41 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City all-star Kevin Durant has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for the games played Monday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 31. 

Durant’s league-best 34.7 points on the week helped the Thunder to a 3-0 record.  He ranked fourth in the Western Conference with 11.7 rebounds, contributed 4.3 assists and averaged a conference-high 40.0 minutes.  Durant recorded point-rebound double-doubles twice, including a 44-point, 14-rebound outing on Jan. 26, as the Thunder topped the New York Knicks 128-122 in overtime. 

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was also a nominee for the award along with Clippers' Chris Paul, Memphis' Jeff Green, Golden State's Klay Thompson and New Orleans' Ryan Anderson.