Kevin Durant Named 2014 Western Conference All-Star Starter

OKLAHOMA CITY, January 23, 2014 – Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named a starter on the 2014 Western Conference All-Star team after leading all Western Conference players with a total of 1,396,294 votes.

This will mark Durant’s fifth career All-Star selection and his fourth as a starter. During last year’s All-Star game played at Toyota Center in Houston, Durant led all scorers with 30 points on 13-of-24 shooting. In his four previous All-Star games, Durant is averaging 28.8 points per game, which represents the highest scoring average in NBA history through a player’s first four All-Star appearances.

Durant has helped guide the Thunder to a Western Conference leading 33-10 record this season while averaging a career-best 31.0 points (1st in the NBA) to go along with 7.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.51 steals in 37.8 minutes per game. In the last 11 games, Durant is averaging 38.1 points per game while shooting 52.0% from the field.

The 63rd NBA All-Star Game will be played at the New Orleans Arena on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 (8 p.m. ET), televised exclusively on TNT and broadcast exclusively on ESPN Radio in the U.S. The All-Star Game will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.