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Kevin Durant says it is too early to talk about MVP award

Jan 17, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant had a monster game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Durant put up 28 shots, collecting 54 points, four rebounds and six assists. It was his third straight game with at least 36 points and that has some people in OKC already thinking about a Most Valuable Player award.

Durant says it is still too soon to talk about postseason awards.

“It’s premature,” Durant said, via ESPN. “It’s way too early in the season. I try not to think about that type of stuff. Of course, as a player, you’d love to win an MVP award, but I can’t take my focus off the team. Every day, I’ve just got to keep chipping away, keep enjoying the process, and we’ll see what happens.”

Still, with a night like that it is hard to stop him and hard to keep his name out of the discussion.

“We battled him for the most part, and he got hot in the fourth and knocked down some big shots for them,” Warriors center Andrew Bogut said. “There’s a reason why he’s a perennial All-Star and future Hall of Famer, and possibly MVP this year.”

Topics: Oklahoma City Thunder

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