Kevin Durant forcing his way into MVP consideration
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY NewsOK.com
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 6:41 AM
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HOUSTON - No player in NBA history has accomplished the three-pronged feat Kevin Durant is now creeping closer to completing.
With only 29 games remaining in his 2012-13 regular season, Durant continues to lead the league in scoring while producing an especially rare show of shooting accuracy. If he leads the Oklahoma City Thunder to the best record, Durant will become the first player ever to win the scoring title, shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line and do it all on the league's best team.
And yet Durant still could fall short of his first Most Valuable Player award.
That's right. A season so dominant, so efficient, so successful still might not be enough to earn Durant his first league MVP trophy.
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Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (above) and Miami's LeBron James are in a battle to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player award. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World