A look back at the top moments from this past weekend in the NBA.
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USA TODAY Sports’ top five candidates for the 2016-17 NBA MVP award (from Monday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 11).
Also receiving votes: Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Washington Wizards’ John Wall
5. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors (46-8)
Season statistics: 25.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.7 blocks, 1.1 steals, 53.5% shooting
Durant, returning to his old Oklahoma City stomping grounds on Saturday night for the first time since his offseason departure for The Bay, dropped a team-high 34 points (on 12-of-21 shooting) and nine rebounds en route to a 130-114 victory. In three games against the Thunder this season, the Warriors have won by 63 combined points and Durant has played three of his best games of the season, averaging 37.7 points (on 65.6% shooting) and 9.3 rebounds.
4. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (37-16)
Season statistics: 25.8 points, 8.8 assists, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 53.3% shooting
The Cavaliers started off the week with a bang with a thrilling overtime win over the Wizards — who had won 17 straight games at home — in Washington, highlighted by LeBron James’ game-tying three-pointer to send the game to overtime, which came right after he blew…
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