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Thunder start Kevin Durant wins first MVP award

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol during Game 7 of an opening-round NBA playoff series in Oklahoma City.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the NBA’s top individual honor Tuesday, receiving 119 first-place votes. Miami’s LeBron James, who had won the last two MVP awards and four of the previous five, finished second with six first-place votes, and Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was third.
“Everything in my life, I had to take it,” Durant said at a ceremony in Edmond. “They’re not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I ...

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