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Kevin Durant Creeping Toward Third Scoring Title

by Darnell Mayberry Published: April 24, 2012

Kevin Durant is on the verge of securing his third straight scoring title. If he can hold of Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, the Thunder's All-Star forward will join an elite group of players that have won the scoring title three straight seasons. It'd be the first time a player has done it since Michael Jordan from 1995-98. The others: Wilt Chamberlain, George Gervin, George Mikan, Neil Johnston and Bob McAdoo (see list below).\ Durant is averaging 27.90 points with two games remaining, starting with tonight's contest against Sacramento. Bryant is averaging 27.86 points with one game left to play, which is Thursday at Sacramento. "Kobe's an unbelievable scorer, man" Durant said. "And he's having a great season as well. If it happens, then that's cool. If not, then I'm not worried about it. I'm just going to go out there and play my game. I'm not going to force anything just so I can score more points than Kobe." MOST CONSECUTIVE SCORING TITLES 7: Wilt Chamberlain    Philadelphia/San Francisco   1959-1966 7: Michael Jordan        Chicago                                           1986-1993 3: George Mikan            Minneapolis                                  1948-1951 3: Neil Johnston            Philadelphia                                  1952-55 3: Bob McAdoo              Buffalo                                             1973-76 3: George Gervin           San Antonio                                  1977-1980 3: Michael Jordan         Chicago                                           1995-98 -DM-

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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