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

Ibaka, however, still leads the team with seven double-doubles.

And while one streak ended for Ibaka, another remained intact.

He has now blocked at least three shots in eight straight games. Over that span, he's averaging 3.5 blocked shots.

In the first seven games, Ibaka recorded at least three blocks only three times and averaged 1.6 swats.

Since the 2005-06 season, Ibaka and Warriors center Andrew Bogut are the only two players to record three blocks in at least eight straight games.

TIP-INS

After sweeping its six-game home stand, the Thunder improved to 9-0 inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, tying Indiana for the league's best home record. Before this season, the Thunder's best start to a season at home was 3-0. … The Thunder's bench outscored Minnesota's second unit 39-23 on Sunday, moving OKC to 9-1 when its bench equals or outscores the opposing team's bench. … Opposing teams are shooting 68.5 percent from the foul line against the Thunder, worst in the league. … Entering Monday's games, the Thunder led the league in technical fouls with 24. Philadelphia and Houston were tied for second at 21. No other team had reached 20. If the Thunder maintains this current pace, it will finish with 131 technical fouls.


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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