Leaderboard—Points Per game
1. Kevin Durant, SF, OKC (32.0 per game)
2. Carmelo Anthony, SF, NYK (27.4 per game)
3. LeBron James, SF, MIA (27.1 per game)
4. Kevin Love, PF, MIN (26.2 per game)
5. James Harden, SG, HOU (25.4 per game)
1. Kevin Durant, SF, OKC (2,593)
2. Carmelo Anthony, SF, NYK (2,112)
3. LeBron James, SF, MIA (2,089)
4. Kevin Love, PF, MIN (2,010)
5. Blake Griffin, PF, LAC (1,930)
No surprises here. Kevin Durant's had a lock on the league's scoring title for weeks now, and it was only fitting that he exploded for 42 points in a come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Pistons on the final day of the regular season.
Durant has now won the scoring title in four of his last five seasons and set a new career high by averaging 32 points while falling just short of cracking the 50-40-90 club for the second season in a row. All told, Durant shot 50.3 percent from the field, 39.1 percent from three and 87.3 percent from the charity stripe.
Those numbers should be plenty strong enough to grant Durant his first career-MVP award, and LeBron James recently admitted as much: "I would say he's the most consistent player as far as MVP this year," James said of Durant, according to Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick.
We shouldn't overlook the efficiency with which Anthony scored the ball, either. In arguably his most efficient season as a scorer, Melo shot 45.2 percent from the field and a career-best 40.2 percent from beyond the arc.