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Kevin Durant Clinches Third Consecutive NBA Scoring Title

Going into Thursday night's action, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant were only separated by .01 points, with Durant averaging 28 and Kobe averaging 27.9.

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With the Oklahoma City Thunder completing their regular season schedule on Wednesday night, Kobe would have needed 38 points against the Sacramento Kings to pass Durant. Instead, Mike Brown has decided to rest him:

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While Durant now moves past Kobe, Shaq, Tracy McGrady and a host of others with two scoring titles, he has a long way to go to match Michael Jordan's ten.

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