NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant was named the Western Conferene’s Player of the Week, respectively, for games played Sunday, Dec. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 1.
Durant helped the Thunder to a 5-0 start as well, averaging a Western Conference-best 27.4 points (second overall), while shooting .547 from the field and .500 from beyond the arc. Durant opened the 2011-12 campaign with four 30-plus-point performances. He recorded a double-double – 30 points and 11 rebounds – in a 104-102 win over the Mavericks Dec. 29.
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder recap of the week.
- Dec. 25 vs. Orlando: Tallied 30 points, six assists and five rebounds in a 97-89 win over the Magic.
- Dec. 28 @ Memphis: Posted 32 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in a 98-95 road victory over the Grizzlies.
- Dec. 29 vs. Dallas: Recorded a 30-point, 11-rebound double-double in a 104-102 home win over the Mavericks.
Other nominees for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were Houston’s Kyle Lowry, Minnesota’s Kevin Love, and Phoenix’s Steve Nash.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Don't forget to subsribe on Youtube! Our Podcast is on iTunes and on Stitcher. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!