Durant's Monster Week Earns Recognition

Monday, March 24th 2014, 3:24 pm
By: News 9

Kevin Durant scored 121 points in three games and was named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. The award is for games played Monday, March 17, through Sunday, March 23.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 week, tallying 35 points or more in all three contests. He averaged a league-best 40.3 ppg and added 11.7 rebounds (fourth in the conference) and 6.0 assists (tied-10th in the conference). Durant closed the week with a 51-point, 12-rebound, seven-assist effort on March 21, as the Thunder topped the Toronto Raptors 119-118 in double overtime.

In an ESPN interview Monday, Magic Johnson said KD is the clear-cut MVP of the league this season. The Thunder have 13 games remaining in the regular season and trail San Antonio by two games in the West.

Durant's Monster Week Recap

March 17 at Chicago: Scored 35 points and added 12 rebounds and five assists during a 97-85 win over the Bulls.

March 20 at Cleveland: Tallied 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in a 102-95 win over the Cavaliers.

March 21 at Toronto: Posted 51 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists during a 119-118 double overtime win over the Raptors.