Durant And Westbrook Share Western Conference Player Of The Month Honors


Monday, January 4th 2016, 4:30 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were named Western Conference Players of the Month for games played in December, the league announced today.

Durant (24.9 ppg) and Westbrook (23.8 ppg) ranked sixth and seventh in the NBA in scoring, respectively, as the Thunder went 12-3 in December.

Durant added 7.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 50.8 percent from the field.  He reached the 20-point mark in all 15 games and shot 87.3 percent from the free throw line.

Westbrook led the league in steals (2.73 ppg) and contributed 8.9 assists (fourth in the West) and 5.9 rebounds.  He had three 30-point games, handed out at least 10 assists seven times and posted his third triple-double of the season.