Kevin Durant officially named MVP in landslide vote

Kevin Durant officially named MVP in landslide vote

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant has officially been named the 2013-2014 NBA Most Valuable Player.

The Thunder put out the press release around 10:00 AM Tuesday, officially announcing Durant won the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.

Durant earned the honor after leading the Thunder to a fourth consecutive Northwest Division title and the second best record in the NBA (59-23). Durant averaged a career-best 32.0 points to go with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists, also a career high.

This is Durant's first MVP award and he joins Wilt Chamberlain, George Gervin, and Michael Jordan as the only players to win the MVP award and scoring title in the same season.

Durant received 119 of 125 first place votes, beating out LeBron James by 113.

For the fifth straight season, fans got a chance to vote on the MVP by ranking the top five choices at NBA.com. The fan vote counted collectively as one and was compiled with 124 media votes to determine the winner. Players were awarded 10 points for each first place vote, seven for each second place vote, five for each third place, three for each fourth-place, and one for each fifth-place vote received.

Here's the top five, according to the NBA:

Player, Team
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Total Points
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
119
6
-
-
-
1,232
LeBron James, Miami
6
118
1
-
-
891
Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers
-
1
66
30
7
434
Joakim Noah, Chicago
-
-
32
50
12
322
James Harden, Houston
-
-
7
10
20
85

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