Mar 30, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a made shot against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Month

In case you haven’t heard by now, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a season for the ages.

Durant has been as good as he has been all year lately. He had a 51-point game in a 119-118 win over the Toronto Raptors on March 21 and scored 43 in a 128-119 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks one week ago.

On Tuesday, the NBA rewarded Durant for his play, naming him the league’s Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of March.

Durant led the NBA in scoring (34.5 ppg) and added 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists as the Thunder went 10-4. He became the first player to average at least 33.0 points in three consecutive months since Michael Jordan during the 1989-90 season. Durant has scored at least 25 points in 38 straight games, two shy of the record 40 set by Jordan in 1989-90. He scored 30 or more points nine times in March, topped the 40-point mark on four occasions and hit for 51 points to go with 12 rebounds and seven assists in a 119-118 double overtime win over the Toronto Raptors on March 21. Durant has earned Player of the Month honors four times in five months this season.

Durant is averaging 32.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game this season.

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