Kevin Durant has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
He earned the 25th weekly honor of his career (first with the Warriors) after averaging 24.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.8 blocks and 1.0 steal in 32.3 minutes per game as Golden State extended its winning streak to 11 games. In the Warriors’ 115-102 win Saturday over Minnesota, Durant recorded 28 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a career-high six blocks to become the first player in franchise history to have at least 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a game (blocks were first tracked in the 1973-74 season).
He recorded double-doubles Nov. 21 at Indiana and Saturday against the Timberwolves. In Friday’s win over the Lakers, Durant dished out a season-high nine assists as Golden State pushed its streak of 30-assist games to 10.
He ranks seventh in the league with 27.2 points per game, on an average of 17 shots. Only six times has a player averaged at least 27 points while averaging fewer than 18 field-goal attempts. In addition to leading the Warriors in scoring, Durant is first in blocks (27), second in rebounds (137) and steals (27), and third in three-pointers made (37) and assists (82).
He is the 20th player in Golden State history named Western Conference Player of the Week. This marks the 44th time a Warriors player earned the honor since the NBA started awarding it in 1979.
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