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Kobe Bryant sits; Kevin Durant wins

Updated: April 27, 2012, 6:25 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kobe Bryant sat out the Los Angeles Lakers' regular-season finale on Thursday against the Sacramento Kings and conceded the chance to catch Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant for the NBA scoring title.

The Kings won the game 113-96.

Bryant, averaging 27.86 points per game, would have needed 38 points to catch Durant and win the title outright. Durant finished the regular season averaging 28.03 points per game.

"It's not a challenge for me to score 38 points, ...

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