THUNDER

Durant Beats LeBron for NBA MVP

Kevin Durant was named the NBA's most valuable player Tuesday, topping LeBron James with 119 first-place votes. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward powered his team to victory in Game 7 against the Memphis Grizzlies last weekend by scoring 33 points. Durant led the league in scoring during the regular season—the first such player to win the scoring title and MVP since Allen Iverson in 2000-2001.