Kevin Durant Wins First MVP Award

Source: ESPN

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now he has an MVP trophy to go with them.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the NBA’s top individual honor Tuesday, grabbing 119 first-place votes. Miami’s LeBron James, who’d won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished a distant second with six first-place votes.

Blake Griffin was third, and Joakim Noah and James Harden rounded out the top five.

Durant, a 6-foot-9 forward, won his fourth scoring crown in five years this season by averaging 32 points per game. He helped the Thunder finish the regular season with a 59-23 record, second best in the league, despite playing much of the season without three-time All-Star Russell Westbrook by his side because of a nagging knee injury.

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