NBA: Kevin Durant is named NBA Most Valuable Player

On May 6, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant speaks after receiving the 2013-2014 MVP trophy at Thunder Events Center. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
On May 6, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant speaks after receiving the 2013-2014 MVP trophy at Thunder Events Center. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named the NBA Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season on Tuesday.

It's the first MVP award for the Thunder's superstar, who captured his fourth scoring title in five seasons.

Durant totalled 1,232 points in balloting for the MVP award.

That included 119 first-place votes, from a panel of 124 voters that consisted of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada as well as an NBA.com MVP fan vote.

LeBron James of Miami, winner of the last two MVP awards and four of the last five, finished second in the voting. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third, Chicago's Joakim Noah fourth and Houston's James Harden fifth.