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Handy Guide to the Scoring Title Watch that No One Will Admit to Caring About


Check my math ... no seriously, check to make sure I didn't make an error.

Here's my guide to the scenarios that can happen in the scoring title "race" between Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant ...

Let's get the "one player or both does not play" scenarios out of the way:

IF neither player plays next game, Durant wins the scoring title

IF Durant scores 20 or fewer points AND Kobe does not play, Kobe wins

IF Durant scores more than 20 points AND Kobe does not play, Durant wins

IF Durant does not play AND Kobe plays, Kobe must score 35 or more points to win

Now if BOTH players play the next game, as expected:

IF Durant does not score a single point, Kobe must score 10 or more points to win

The general rule here is that Kobe must score somewhere between 7 to 10 points more than Durant to win the title, but as they score more, the gap is less. For example, if Durant scores 81 points, Kobe only has to break his career high of 81 by one point to win. Piece of cake. As Staples says, "easy".

But you know I don't care who wins some measly scoring title, even if it means Kobe will become the second-oldest NBA scoring champ ever. Nope. Don't care. Rings, baby.

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