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Thunder forward Kevin Durant named NBA MVP

Kevin Durant NBA MVP Kevin Durant averaged career-highs in points and assists this season. (Richard Rowe/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, garnering 119 of the 125 first-place votes.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, the winner of the past two MVP awards, finished second and received the other six first-place votes. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Houston Rockets guard James Harden rounded out the top five.

Durant averaged 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists this season, securing his fourth scoring title. Durant joined Michael Jordan, (10), Wilt Chamberlain (seven), George Gervin (four), and Allen Iverson (four) as the only players to win at least four scoring titles.

Durant's had a streak of 41 consecutive games scoring at least 25 points, which was the longest streak in almost three decades.

He is also the first player to win both the scoring title and the MVP award in the same season since Iverson accomplished the feat during the 2000-01 season.

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