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Apr 14, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots a free throw during the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony Wins First Scoring Title


Carmelo Anthony has officially won his first scoring title of his career. He was in a race with Kevin Durant for the title, but it was reported that Durant will sit out the final game of the season to get some rest for the playoffs. It didn’t matter, though, because Durant needed to score 70 points to beat out Anthony for the title.

Anthony, in his best season yet, unseated three-time defending champ by averaging 28.7 points per game. He’s showed one of his most efficient scoring performances of his career while leading the New York Knicks to its first division title in…well, in what seemed like forever. The forward has been playing out of his mind—especially in the month of April. He has hit 54 percent of his shots this month, including 61 percent in the first five games of April while scoring at least 36 points in each game.

A congratulations are in order for the star forward. Let’s just hope he continues his hot streak into the playoffs and lead the Knicks to its first title in decades.

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