Durant Not Focused on Fourth Scoring Title
Thanks to Thunder coach Scott Brooks, Kevin Durant is now in a dead heat with New York’s Carmelo Anthony for this year’s scoring title.
Durant is averaging 28.5614 points per game, while Anthony is averaging 28.5319.
No telling how big Durant’s lead would be if Brooks hadn’t made him sit out 12 fourth quarters so far this season.
Benching No. 12 came Wednesday night as the Thunder lambasted the New Orleans Hornets 119-74 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Told afterward his lead over Anthony had dwindled to nothing, Durant was typical Durant.
“Nah, it’s all good,” he said, after trying to at least act upset for roughly 0.3 seconds.
Durant was superb for the 27 minutes Brooks allowed him to play, finishing with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his third triple-double of the season and his second in the last four games.