Kevin Durant’s reign as the NBA’s scoring champion is over.
Needing 70 points tonight against the Bucks in the Thunder’s finale, Durant will instead sit the game, posting on his Instagram “if you disappointed I didn’t try to go for the scoring title, oh well!!”
Durant won three consecutive scoring titles coming into this season, putting him in company with only six other players — Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, George Mikan, Neil Johnston, Bob McAdoo and George Gervin. A fourth would’ve narrowed that list to just Wilt and MJ.
Still, scoring title or not, what an incredible season from Durant. He finishes averaging 28.1 points on 51.0 percent shooting, 41.6 from 3 and 90.5 from the line, putting him in the elite 50-40-90 club. Keep Reading…