When somebody has a 53 level afternoon, they’ve obtained a superb case for being a participant of the week. When they do this following a 25 level efficiency in a dominating win then all of them however deserve it.
That was the sensation of the NBA, which awarded Kevin Durant the Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors on Monday afternoon. Durant helped lead the Nets to a 3-0 week with wins over the Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks.
Durant averaged 30.7 factors, 7.7 rebounds and seven.7 assists over the three-game span, and that features an off night time for him final Tuesday when he had simply 14 factors towards Charlotte. The 53 factors that Durant scored on Sunday was the second-highest scoring sport of his profession, trailing solely a 54 level night time he had on Jan. 17, 2014 when he was with Oklahoma City.
“It’s hard not to watch,” Bruce Brown stated about Durant’s sport on Sunday. Man, that man is insane. He makes every part look simpler on the market.”
Durant is one in all 27 gamers in franchise historical past to earn a Player of the Week nod and solely one in all 9 gamers to obtain it a number of instances as a member of the Nets. He has earned the honour 29 instances now over the course of his profession.