OKC’s Kevin Durant Named Player of Week

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

Originally Published: Apr 11, 2011 2:10 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff
NEW YORK—Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the week Monday for his stellar play throughout the last four games.

Durant helped the Thunder to a 4-0 record on the week including Sunday’s 120-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The six-foot-nine-inch forward is the league’s leading scorer, averaging 27.8 points per game. Last week he averaged 30 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.

His impressive play has helped the Thunder win its last four straight games and four out of six in the month of April.

On the road at Denver, Durant scored 32 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the team’s 101-94 win over the Nuggets.

Then the next day against the Clippers he tallied 29 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the 112-108 win.

He scored 29 points in the 104-89 rout of the Nuggets when they traveled to OKC on Friday then Durant scored 31 points to help beat the Lakers Sunday.

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks received the Player of the Week honor for the Eastern Conference.

Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Denver’s Ty Lawson, Detroit’s Rodney Stuckey, Golden State’s David Lee, Memphis’ Zach Randolph, Miami’s LeBron James and San Antonio’s Tony Parker.

The Thunder returns to the hardwood Monday on the road against the Sacramento Kings. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. CST.