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.
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.
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.