It's official: Kevin Durant named 2013-14 Most Valuable Player

It's official: Kevin Durant named 2013-14 Most Valuable Player

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Durant was named the 2014 NBA MVP Tuesday.  (USATSI)
Durant was named the 2014 NBA MVP Tuesday. (USATSI)

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It's official. Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was announced as the 2013-14 NBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday. After leading the Thunder to 59 wins behind averages of 32.0 points (league leader), 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, Durant received the first MVP award of his career. He also shot 50.3 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from 3-point range, and 87.3 percent from the free throw line.

He ran away with the voting, receiving 119 of the possible 125 first-place votes and six second-place votes. He finished with 1,232 points from the voting, which gives 10 points for a first-place vote, seven points for a second, five points for a third, three points for a fourth, and one point for a fifth. LeBron James finished second in the voting, receiving the other six first-place votes, 118 seconds, and one third. Blake Griffin received the other second-place vote.

You can see a breakdown of how media members voted for the MVP here.

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