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NBA: Anthony assured of scoring title over Durant

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was assured of winning the NBA scoring title Wednesday when the Oklahoma City Thunder said Kevin Durant would sit out their season finale against Milwaukee.

Fifteen games were on the slate on Wednesday on the last night of the regular season, but neither Anthony nor Durant were expected to take the floor.

Oklahoma City, hosting the Bucks, have already secured the top seed in the Western Conference and said Durant wouldn't play.

The Knicks said via social networking site Twitter that Anthony was among the starters who wouldn't play against Atlanta on Wednesday as the team look toward their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

Durant, who led the league in scoring in each of the previous three seasons, trailed Anthony for the scoring title by a fraction of a point.

Anthony averaged 28.7 points per game and Durant 28.1. Anthony has been on fire in April, averaging at least 37 points per game since April 1.

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