Apr 7, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) handles the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant to sit out tonight’s game; Carmelo Anthony will be scoring champion

Kevin Durant posted this picture to his Instagram account this morning.

Unfortunately, it looks like Durant won’t be going after the scoring title tonight when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

Durant would have needed 70 points tonight to pass Anthony as the NBA’s scoring leader. Durant joked after the Thunder’s last game that he would go for it if everyone wanted him to.

Scott Brooks said though that his main guys wouldn’t be playing very much tonight and then guaranteed that Durant wouldn’t score 70.

Dropping 70 was a very long shot but not impossible to think about for Durant. It would have been very cool for him to come out and try and get it tonight.

The Thunder clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference with their win over the Sacramento Kings Monday night, which has made this game pretty much pointless for them.

Durant played in all 66 regular season games last year and in 2009-10, he played in all 82. He has never played less than 74 games in a season.

The real disappointment will simply be for any Thunder fans out there who are going to see their first game. If Durant really isn’t playing, it will be too bad for them.

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