With Brian Windhorst reporting that LeBron won’t play tonight in the Cavs regular season finale, the scoring title race is over. Kevin Durant is now the youngest scoring champion ever in NBA history.
LeBron is averaging 29.710 points per game (2258 in 76 games). Kevin Durant sits currently at 30.135 (2441 in 81 games). So tonight, with Durant playing and LeBron sitting, Durant would have to score negative five points in order to lose the scoring title. That’s right, KD need not score tonight to take it home.
However, in order to stay above 30 a game, KD needs 19 points. So that means he should have that done by halftime, right?