Thunder’s Durant Claims NBA MVP

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Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant led the NBA in scoring this season after pouring in 32 points a game.

Tuesday he scored even more.

Durant was named the league Most Valuable Player for the first time in his career after he received 119 of the possible 125 first place votes. LeBron James, who has won the award four of the past six seasons, finished second after receiving the remaining six first place votes.

Durant added 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game for the Thunder while guiding the team to 59 wins, second best in the Western Conference.

The Clippers Blake Griffin finished third while former teammate and current Houston Rocket guard James Harden finished fifth.

Oklahoma City took down Memphis in seven games in the opening round of the NBA playoffs but trails the Clippers after dropping game one last night at home.