James, Embiid, Antetokounmpo in close race for NBA lead scorer



Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid saves a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors March 20 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter

The NBA season is coming to an end, and the race to win the scoring title is very close between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. 

James is currently the leading scorer in the NBA, averaging 30.1 points per game. 

Embiid and Antetokounmpo are tied for second place, averaging 29.9 points per game. 

James won’t win the scoring title because he is currently out with an ankle injury and there has been no return date set for him to come back.

Antetokkounpo will not win because the Bucks have a tough remaining schedule against some good defensive teams. 

Embiid will win the scoring title once the season comes to an end. He will win the scoring title because of the remaining games the 76ers have. Philadelphia plays the Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, and Toronto Raptors. 

Embiid will dominate against these teams easily because all of these teams are looking for playoff contention and don’t have a solid defender to guard him. 

Embiid has averaged 30.7 points per game in the last four games. He will finish the season with an average of 30 points per game.