Last night, Carmelo Anthony officially won the basketball season scoring race, taking down the honor for the first time in his 11 year All-Star career. Melo led the league with 28.7 points per game, boosted by a furious second half of the season where he often seemed to will his team to victory. Since April 1, the superstar has averaged a stunning 36.9 points a game.
Melo and Kevin Durant, who finished the season averaging 28.1 points, have been dueling it out in the scoring race over the last few weeks. Durant decided to sit out last night’s game in OKC however, as he gears up for what promises to be an intense postseason. He would have needed an intimidating 70 points to pass Anthony, although we wouldn’t doubt a man of his talent level (he’s already won 3 scoring titles in his career).
Cheers Carmelo, and good luck to both athletes as they aim to DO:MORE in the postseason and bring home the greatest prize of all.