Kevin Durant is in line to win his first NBA Most Valuable Player Award this season as the Oklahoma City Thunder forward has put together a career year and tonight he joined a group that includes Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to lead the league in points scored in five straight seasons.
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// ]]>Durant has won four scoring championships in that time frame and would have had a fifth, but Carmelo Anthony won in 2012-2013 with a 28.7 average to Durant’s 28.1, but Durant had more total points that season.
Entering the season finale against the Detroit Pistons, Durant’s 31.9 points per game represents a career high for the five-time All-Star who also posted a career-high 5.5 assists per game to go with his 7.4 rebound average.
With 42 points on Wednesday, the seven-year vet joined another elite club with three Hall of Famer’s. With a 32-7-5 average he joins Wilt, Jordan and Elgin Baylor as the only four players with that stat line in NBA history.
The Thunder clinched the No. 2 with a one-point win tonight against the Pistons and will play the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.