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Warrior Wonder of the Month: Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant stepped up to the plate with Steph Curry out for much of December.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

With Stephen Curry injured for 11 of the Golden State Warriors’ 15 December games, we finally got a close race for Warrior Wonder of the Month. Curry dominated November, but this month he passed the baton to his fellow MVP, Kevin Durant.

While Durant had a terrific month, the Warrior Wonder voting still ended up close. KD took home a team-best four awards during December, with four other players getting at least two wins.

He may have only won narrowly, but Durant was very good in December. He averaged 27.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 2.5 blocks per game, and led the Dubs to a 13-2 record. His efficiency dipped a little bit in his role as the team’s lone go-to scorer, as his three-point percentage was 35.7%, but he was still excellent.

He also earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the first time in his Warriors’ career. So yeah . . . it was a good month for Durant.

It’s worth noting that Curry is still the undisputed god in the eyes of the Golden State of Mind community. In the four games he played in December, you voted him as Warrior Wonder three times, almost enough to let him co-win this award despite the injury. He sure is something.

As we turn to a new year, here are the running totals for Warrior Wonder awards this season:

Stephen Curry: 14
Kevin Durant: 6
Klay Thompson: 4
Draymond Green: 3
Jordan Bell: 2
Patrick McCaw: 2
Omri Casspi: 1
Nick Young: 1
Kevon Looney: 1
Shaun Livingston: 1
Patrick McCaw: 1
Third quarters: 1
Live ball turnovers (tank commander): 1