Kevin Durant Named Western Conference Player Of The Week


Monday, January 21st 2013, 1:55 pm
By: News 9


For the fourth time this season, Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant was named Western Conference Player of the Week. This is the second time in two weeks Durant has earned the honor.

Durant helped Oklahoma City to a 3-1 record on the week, which included wins over the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns. He averaged a league-best 37.5 points and recorded a career and NBA-season-high 52 points on January 18 during a 117-114 overtime win against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Chicago Bulls' Carlos Boozer was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
Jan. 14 @ Phoenix:
Posted 41 points, five rebounds and two blocks during a 102-90 win over the Suns.
Jan. 16 vs. Denver: Scored 20 points and added five steals and four assists in a 117-97 win over the Nuggets.
Jan. 18 @ Dallas: Set a career and NBA-season high for 2012-13 with 52 points as the Thunder topped the Mavs 117-114 in overtime.
Jan. 20 @ Denver: Collected 37 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in a 121-118 loss to the Nuggets.

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook was also a nominee for the honor.