Who Leads the NBA In Scoring This Season?

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Feb 02, 2023, 11:00 AM
  • Tracking the scoring leaders in the NBA this season.

The NBA is loaded with talented players, which means the league MVP race is very competitive.

The NBA odds for this award constantly change throughout the season, and some of that has to do with players having stretches where they score a lot of points.

Here’s a look at who leads the league in points this season.

Note: Stats as of February 2, 2023.

Who Leads the NBA In Scoring This Season?

Rank Player Team Points Per Game
1 Joel Embiid PHI 33.5
2 Luka Doncic DAL 33.4
3 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 31.8
4 Jayson Tatum BOS 31.1
5 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC 30.8
6 Damian Lillard POR 30.7
7 LeBron James LAL 30.2
8 Kevin Durant BRK 29.7
9 Donovan Mitchell CLE 27.6
10 Ja Morant MEM 27.4
11 Kyrie Irving BRK 27.1
12 Jaylen Brown BOS 27.0
13 Trae Young ATL 27.0
14 DeMar DeRozan CHI 26.3
15 Nikola Jokic DEN 25.1
16 Anthony Edwards MIN 24.9
17 Lauri Markkanen UTA 24.9
18 Pascal Siakam TOR 24.9
19 Julius Randle NYK 24.7
20 De’Aaron Fox SAC 24.3
21 Zach LaVine CHI 23.7
22 Jalen Brunson NYK 22.8
23 Jimmy Butler MIA 22.0
24 Kristaps Porzingis WAS 22.0
25 Darius Garland CLE 21.8

Taking over the top spot this week is Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid, averaging a career-high 33.5 points across 34.8 minutes per contest. The 28-year-old has been on an absolute tear, scoring 30 or more points in nine of his past 11 games, including three 40+ performances.

Firmly in the MVP conversation, Embiid has the Sixers sitting third in the Eastern Conference with a 33-17 record.

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