Carmelo Anthony Passes Kevin Durant in NBA Scoring Title Race April 08, 2013 16:38
The New York Knicks' leading man, Carmelo Anthony, has overtaken Kevin Durant in the race for the 2013 NBA scoring title.
Kevin Durant has won the last 3 NBA scoring titles, and until recently, he looked set to win this one as well.
The Knicks took on Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday, winning 125-120. Carmelo scored 36 points, in comparison to Durant's 27. That means that 'Melo is now averaging 28.44 points per game, which is just a tiny bit ahead of Durant's 28.35 ppg.
During that game, Anthony took twice as many shots as Durant, scoring on 15-of-29 from the field, and 3-of-4 from the line. Durant took fewer shots, and was less efficient on the night, hitting 7-of-17 from the field, with 0-of-2 from beyond the arc.
Durant scored most of his points from the free-throw line, where he hit 15 out of 17 shots. New York have 6 games left, and the Thunder have 5 games left, so the scoring title looks like it's going to be a scrappy battle to the end. It's definitely worth keeping an eye on.