Carmelo Anthony has won the title — the NBA scoring title, that is.

Neither Anthony nor Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant will play in their team's respective season finales Wednesday, meaning the Knicks' MVP candidate will finish the season as the league's top scorer for the first time in his 10-year NBA career.

Anthony, who will sit out his second straight game Wednesday against Atlanta, finishes the season with a scoring average of 28.7 ppg.

"I think it's great. It's a nice individual award, but I know Melo is thinking bigger than the scoring title," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said after the team's morning shootaround. "His whole thought process this year has been to try to get to the Finals. It starts Saturday (against Boston).

"But I think it's a great accomplishment it's a testament to what he put in last summer, through the Olympic work and getting ready for vet camp, and it's been a beautiful carryover for this season."

Bernard King (1984-85) was the only other player in Knicks history to win a scoring title. The recently minted Hall of Famer averaged 32.9 points over 55 games in a season cut short by a knee injury.