Carmelo Anthony wins NBA scoring title; Kevin Durant to sit final game of season

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will win the NBA scoring title this season.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant would have needed 70 points in his final game of the season to surpass Anthony, but Durant announced on his Instagram account that he won't play in the game.

"SITTING OUT TONIGHT'S GAME, if you disappointed I didn't try to go for the scoring title, oh well!!" Durant wrote in a note.

That means Anthony, who is also sitting out New York's game tonight, will hold on for the title. He averaged 28.7 points per game this year, beating out Durant's 28.1.