, Muskogee, OK

January 22, 2013

Durant earns second honor

From staff, wire reports

— NEW YORK – For the second consecutive week, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant was named the National Basketball Association’s Western Conference Player of the Week the league announced on Monday.

Durant helped the Thunder to a 3-1 record on the week, which included wins over the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns. He averaged a league-best 37.5 points and recorded a career and NBA-season-high 52 points on Friday during a 117-114 overtime win against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Chicago Bulls’ Carlos Boozer earned the Eastern Conference’s award.