Updated: Tuesday, 06 May 2014 23:57 | By Agence France-Presse

Durant named NBA Most Valuable Player

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named the NBA Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season on Tuesday.


Durant named NBA Most Valuable Player

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates after making a three-point shot against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Seven of the Western Conference quarter-finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - by Ronald Martinez

It's the first MVP award for the Thunder's superstar, who captured his fourth scoring title in five seasons.

Durant totalled 1,232 points in balloting for the MVP award. That included 119 first-place votes, from a panel of 124 voters that consisted of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada as well as an NBA.com MVP fan vote.

LeBron James of Miami, winner of the last two MVP awards and four of the last five, finished second in the voting. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third, Chicago's Joakim Noah fourth and Houston's James Harden fifth.

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