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Kevin Durant, Kyle Lowry named Players of the Week

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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry have been named Western and Eastern Conference Player of the Week, respectively, for the week of March 14-20.

Durant led the Thunder to a perfect 4-0 week to take firm control of the third spot in the Western Conference. He averaged 26.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists, all while shooting 52.9 percent from the field.

Durant closed the week out with two consecutive double-doubles, including a monster 33-point, 13-rebound, eight-assist effort in a tight win over the Indiana Pacers. He just missed a third double-double in the Thunder’s blowout victory over the Boston Celtics by tallying 28 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Lowry and the Raptors went 4-1 last week as they continue to challenge the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The only loss was to the Chicago Bulls because Toronto never beats them, but Lowry had 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in that game.

Lowry also had a double-double in a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, and he poured in 32 points in a win over Boston. He averaged 27.2 points, 6.8 assists and 6.4 rebounds in the five games.

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