Kevin Durant Named Western Conference Player Of The Month


Friday, April 5th 2013, 8:04 pm
By: News 9


Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant today was named the Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month, for games played in March.

Durant guided Oklahoma City to a 12-5 mark in March, averaging 27.6 points (tops in the NBA), 8.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 48 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free throw line. On pace to win his fourth consecutive scoring title, Durant scored 20-plus points 16 times and topped the 30-point plateau on seven occasions. Averaging a career-best 4.4 assists, Durant dished out at least five assists seven times. He also recorded two-plus blocks in eight games.

Here is a closer look at the month for Durant:

March 3 at L.A. Clippers: Tallied 35 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 108-104 win over the Clippers.

March 17 at Dallas: Scored 31 points and added nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 107-101 triumph against the Mavericks.

March 24 vs. Portland: Finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 103-83 win over the Trail Blazers.

LeBron James of the Miami Heat won the award for the Eastern Conference. James has won the award every month this season.