Melo Captures Scoring Crown

Jonah Ballow
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The reign is over. 

After three years atop the NBA scoring perch, Kevin Durant conceded the scoring title early today in an Instagram post.  Durant apologized to his fans for sitting out tonight’s contest as the Thunder appear to be resting the superstar for the postseason.

Due to Durant’s absence in the regular season finale, Carmelo Anthony will win the scoring title and become for the first Knick to earn the honor since Bernard King in 1984-85.

Anthony will not suit up for New York’s final contest tonight and he remained at home for the last game in Charlotte to gain some much needed rest.  Regardless, Anthony captured the crown and Durant would have to post at least 70 points against the Bucks on Wednesday night to vault over Anthony’s 28.7 points per game average.

Anthony’s scoring binge during the Knicks 13-game winning streak placed back into the scoring race.  Take a look at some of his incredible scoring achievements that helped propel the All-Star to his first scoring title.

  • Scored 30-plus in seven straight games tying Willie Naulls for the franchise's second-best streak
  • Scored 35-plus points in six straight games, setting a franchise record
  • Scored 40-plus three straight games, tying a franchise record (Bernard King 1984-85)
  • Scored 50 points in 40 minutes in a win over the Heat on April 2
  • In three games from April 2-5, Anthony scored a combined total of 131 points
  • In the month of April, Anthony averaged 36.9 points, shot 53.8% from the floor, and 46.7% from the 3-point line

Check out the Many Moves Of Melo to see exactly how Anthony utilized his offensive arsenal to snatch the scoring title.


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