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OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant wins Western Conference Player of the Week

Durant guided the Thunder to a 3-0 record in the week, including wins over San Antonio, Golden State and Minnesota.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 2, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) encourages fans to cheer during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) encourages fans to cheer during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Thunder forward Kevin Durant earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors for games played Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, the NBA announced Monday.

Durant guided the Thunder to a 3-0 record in the week, with wins over San Antonio, Golden State and Minnesota. He averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, ranking second, fifth and 11th, respectively, in the conference for those categories.

Durant capped his week with 32 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals and four blocked shots in a 113-103 win over Minnesota on Sunday. It was his fourth career triple-double.

Miami forward LeBron James earned Eastern Conference honors, averaging a league-best 29 points along with six rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals during the week.

WESTBROOK FINDING HIS TOUCH FROM LONG RANGE

After shooting just 29.3 percent from 3-point range in his first two games, Russell Westbrook has now made six of 12 3-pointers in the previous two games.

Westbrook went 2-for-5 from that distance last Friday against Golden State and made four of seven 3-pointers Sunday against Minnesota.

The last two games boosted Westbrook's 3-point percentage to 34 percent, which ranks fourth on the Thunder.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE STREAK SNAPED

Serge Ibaka saw his modest three-game streak of double-doubles come to an end Sunday night when he finished with 15 points and eight rebounds.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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