Durant Named Western Conference Player of the Month

Kevin Durant after defeating the Pacers on Friday

The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant was named the Kia NBA Western Conference Players of the Month today for games played in March.

Durant guided Oklahoma City to a 12-5 mark in March, averaging 27.6 points (tops in the NBA), 8.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists while shooting 48 percent from the field and 90 percent from the free throw line. On pace to win his fourth consecutive scoring title, Durant scored 20-plus points 16 times and topped the 30-point plateau on seven occasions. Averaging a career-best 4.4 assists, Durant dished out at least five assists seven times. He also recorded two-plus blocks in eight games.

Here is a closer look at the month for Durant:.

March 3 @ L.A. Clippers: Tallied 35 points, nine rebounds and four assists in a 108-104 win over the Clippers.

March 17 @ Dallas: Scored 31 points and added nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 107-101 triumph against the Mavericks.

March 24 vs. Portland: Finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 103-83 win over the Trail Blazers.

Durant and the Thunder are currently the top team in the West, after beating Indiana 97-75 on Friday night.