Kevin Durant Named Player of the Month


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:20 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Apr 15, 2011 8:7 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday that forward Kevin Durant has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for April.

Durant average 26.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in the month and led the Thunder to a 5-3 overall record. Durant did not play much in the final game of the season which resulted in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He scored more than 20 points seven times and more than 30 points three times.

Durant also finished the season with his second consecutive scoring title, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to accomplish that feat. The record previously belonged to Bob McAdoo for his back-to-back titles in 1974 and 1975.

The NBA also named LeBron James of the Miami Heat as the Eastern Conference Player of the Month. James led the league in scoring for the month with 28.5 points per game while shooting 55 percent from the field.

James finished the season averaging at least 25 points, six rebounds and six assists for the seventh straight year, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to do so. Robertson did it in eight straight seasons from 1960-61 to 1967-68.