OKC’s Kevin Durant named regular-season Most Valuable Player; Blake Griffin third

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday was named Most Valuable Player in the NBA, the league announced.

Durant received 119 first-place votes and tallied 1,232 points from a panel of 124 voters consisting of sportswriters and broadcasters. An NBA.com MVP fan vote also was rendered, making for 125 total ballots. LeBron James (891 points, 6 first-place votes) of the Miami Heat was second and Blake Griffin of the Clippers (434 points) third.

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