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Kevin Durant Wins MVP, Dirk Nowitzki Finishes 14th

To no-one’s surprises, Kevin Durant was named the NBA’s MVP today after receiving 119 of 125 first place votes.

The 25-year-old led the league in scoring, averaging 32 points to go along with 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. He also become the first player since Allen Iverson (2001) to win the MVP award while also leading the league in scoring.

In his 7th season in the league, he led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 59-23 record, which was the second best record in the NBA and West, only trailing the San Antonio Spurs.

Durant ended LeBron James MVP streak at two, who finished second in the MVP race. James has won the honor four of the last six seasons overall.

One of Durant’s noted favorite players, Dirk Nowitzki, finished 14th overall. Nowitzki tallied just 7 total points compared to Durant’s 1,232.

Nowitzki averaged 21.7 points and 6.2 rebounds this season for the 49-33 Dallas Mavericks.

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