NBA Points Per Game Leaders

Last Updated on February 23, 2024

During the 2023-24 year, Joel Embiid leads the NBA in points scored per game with 35.3. Positioned in 2nd place is Luka Doncic, with a points per contest of 34.3. Earning a tally of 31.1, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander comes in at the third position. Holding on to the 4th and 5th position are Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.8) and Donovan Mitchell (28.4).

2022-23 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Joel Embiid 35.3
2nd Luka Doncic 34.3
3rd Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 31.1
4th Giannis Antetokounmpo 30.8
5th Donovan Mitchell 28.4
6th Stephen Curry 28.1
7th Kevin Durant 28.1
8th Devin Booker 27.7
9th Jalen Brunson 27.5
10th Jayson Tatum 27.1
11th De’Aaron Fox 26.8
12th Trae Young 26.7
13th Anthony Edwards 26.3
14th Nikola Jokic 26.0
15th Tyrese Maxey 25.9
16th Kyrie Irving 25.6
17th Ja Morant 25.1
18th Anthony Davis 24.9
19th LeBron James 24.8
20th Damian Lillard 24.6
21st Desmond Bane 24.4
22nd Kawhi Leonard 24.0
23rd Julius Randle 24.0
24th LaMelo Ball 23.9
25th Lauri Markkanen 23.3
26th Anfernee Simons 22.9
27th Paolo Banchero 22.8
28th DeMar DeRozan 22.6
29th Zion Williamson 22.5
30th Karl-Anthony Towns 22.5

2021-22 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Joel Embiid 30.6
2nd LeBron James 30.3
3rd Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.9
4th Kevin Durant 29.9
5th Luka Doncic 28.4
6th Trae Young 28.4
7th DeMar DeRozan 27.9
8th Kyrie Irving 27.4
9th Ja Morant 27.4
10th Nikola Jokic 27.1
11th Jayson Tatum 26.9
12th Devin Booker 26.8
13th Donovan Mitchell 25.9
14th Stephen Curry 25.5
15th Karl-Anthony Towns 24.6
16th Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 24.5
17th Zach LaVine 24.4
18th Paul George 24.3
19th Damian Lillard 24.0
20th Jaylen Brown 23.6
21st Bradley Beal 23.2
22nd Anthony Davis 23.2
23rd De’Aaron Fox 23.2
24th Pascal Siakam 22.8
25th Brandon Ingram 22.7
26th CJ McCollum 22.1
27th James Harden 22.0
28th Darius Garland 21.7
29th Jimmy Butler 21.4
30th Anthony Edwards 21.3

2020-21 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Stephen Curry 32.0
2nd Bradley Beal 31.3
3rd Damian Lillard 28.8
4th Joel Embiid 28.5
5th Giannis Antetokounmpo 28.1
6th Luka Doncic 27.7
7th Zach LaVine 27.4
8th Zion Williamson 27.0
9th Kevin Durant 26.9
10th Kyrie Irving 26.9
11th Jayson Tatum 26.4
12th Donovan Mitchell 26.4
13th Nikola Jokic 26.4
14th Devin Booker 25.6
15th Trae Young 25.3
16th De’Aaron Fox 25.2
17th LeBron James 25.0
18th Kawhi Leonard 24.8
19th Karl-Anthony Towns 24.8
20th Jaylen Brown 24.7
21st James Harden 24.6
22nd Collin Sexton 24.3
23rd Julius Randle 24.1
24th Brandon Ingram 23.8
25th Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 23.7
26th Nikola Vucevic 23.4
27th Paul George 23.3
28th CJ McCollum 23.1
29th Jerami Grant 22.3
30th Russell Westbrook 22.2

2019-20 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st James Harden 34.3
2nd Bradley Beal 30.5
3rd Damian Lillard 30.0
4th Trae Young 29.6
5th Giannis Antetokounmpo 29.5
6th Luka Doncic 28.8
7th Kyrie Irving 27.4
8th Russell Westbrook 27.2
9th Kawhi Leonard 27.1
10th Devin Booker 26.6
11th Karl-Anthony Towns 26.5
12th Anthony Davis 26.1
13th Zach LaVine 25.5
14th LeBron James 25.3
15th Donovan Mitchell 24.0
16th Brandon Ingram 23.8
17th Jayson Tatum 23.4
18th D’Angelo Russell 23.1
19th Joel Embiid 23.0
20th Pascal Siakam 22.9
21st Zion Williamson 22.5
22nd CJ McCollum 22.2
23rd DeMar DeRozan 22.1
24th Andrew Wiggins 21.8
25th John Collins 21.6
26th Paul George 21.5
27th De’Aaron Fox 21.1
28th Khris Middleton 20.9
29th Collin Sexton 20.8
30th Spencer Dinwiddie 20.6

2018-19 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st James Harden 36.1
2nd Paul George 28.0
3rd Giannis Antetokounmpo 27.7
4th Joel Embiid 27.5
5th LeBron James 27.4
6th Stephen Curry 27.3
7th Kawhi Leonard 26.6
8th Devin Booker 26.6
9th Kevin Durant 26.0
10th Anthony Davis 25.9
11th Damian Lillard 25.8
12th Kemba Walker 25.6
13th Bradley Beal 25.6
14th Blake Griffin 24.5
15th Karl-Anthony Towns 24.4
16th Kyrie Irving 23.8
17th Donovan Mitchell 23.8
18th Zach LaVine 23.7
19th Russell Westbrook 22.9
20th Klay Thompson 21.5
21st Julius Randle 21.4
22nd LaMarcus Aldridge 21.3
23rd DeMar DeRozan 21.2
24th Luka Doncic 21.2
25th Jrue Holiday 21.2
26th D’Angelo Russell 21.1
27th Mike Conley 21.1
28th CJ McCollum 21.0
29th Nikola Vucevic 20.8
30th John Wall 20.7

2017-18 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st James Harden 30.4
2nd Anthony Davis 28.1
3rd LeBron James 27.5
4th Damian Lillard 26.9
5th Giannis Antetokounmpo 26.9
6th Stephen Curry 26.4
7th Kevin Durant 26.4
8th Russell Westbrook 25.4
9th DeMarcus Cousins 25.2
10th Devin Booker 24.9
11th Kyrie Irving 24.4
12th LaMarcus Aldridge 23.1
13th Victor Oladipo 23.1
14th DeMar DeRozan 23.0
15th Joel Embiid 22.9
16th Kristaps Porzingis 22.7
17th Bradley Beal 22.6
18th Lou Williams 22.6
19th Jimmy Butler 22.2
20th Kemba Walker 22.1
21st Paul George 21.9
22nd Blake Griffin 21.4
23rd CJ McCollum 21.4
24th Karl-Anthony Towns 21.3
25th Donovan Mitchell 20.5
26th Khris Middleton 20.1
27th Klay Thompson 20.0
28th T.J. Warren 19.6
29th John Wall 19.4
30th Tyreke Evans 19.4

2016-17 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Russell Westbrook 31.6
2nd James Harden 29.1
3rd Isaiah Thomas 28.9
4th Anthony Davis 28.0
5th DeMar DeRozan 27.3
6th Damian Lillard 27.0
7th DeMarcus Cousins 27.0
8th LeBron James 26.4
9th Kawhi Leonard 25.5
10th Stephen Curry 25.3
11th Kyrie Irving 25.2
12th Karl-Anthony Towns 25.1
13th Kevin Durant 25.1
14th Jimmy Butler 23.9
15th Paul George 23.7
16th Andrew Wiggins 23.6
17th Kemba Walker 23.2
18th John Wall 23.1
19th Bradley Beal 23.1
20th CJ McCollum 23.0
21st Giannis Antetokounmpo 22.9
22nd Carmelo Anthony 22.4
23rd Kyle Lowry 22.4
24th Klay Thompson 22.3
25th Devin Booker 22.1
26th Gordon Hayward 21.9
27th Blake Griffin 21.6
28th Eric Bledsoe 21.1
29th Brook Lopez 20.5
30th Mike Conley 20.5

2015-16 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Stephen Curry 30.1
2nd James Harden 29.0
3rd Kevin Durant 28.2
4th DeMarcus Cousins 26.9
5th LeBron James 25.3
6th Damian Lillard 25.1
7th Anthony Davis 24.3
8th Russell Westbrook 23.5
9th DeMar DeRozan 23.5
10th Paul George 23.1
11th Isaiah Thomas 22.2
12th Klay Thompson 22.1
13th Carmelo Anthony 21.8
14th Blake Griffin 21.4
15th Kyle Lowry 21.2
16th Kawhi Leonard 21.2
17th Jimmy Butler 20.9
18th Kemba Walker 20.9
19th CJ McCollum 20.8
20th Andrew Wiggins 20.7
21st Brook Lopez 20.6
22nd Eric Bledsoe 20.4
23rd John Wall 19.9
24th Gordon Hayward 19.7
25th Kyrie Irving 19.6
26th Brandon Knight 19.6
27th Danilo Gallinari 19.5
28th Chris Paul 19.5
29th Chris Bosh 19.1
30th Dwyane Wade 19.0

2014-15 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Russell Westbrook 28.1
2nd James Harden 27.4
3rd Kevin Durant 25.4
4th LeBron James 25.3
5th Anthony Davis 24.4
6th Carmelo Anthony 24.2
7th DeMarcus Cousins 24.1
8th Stephen Curry 23.8
9th LaMarcus Aldridge 23.4
10th Kobe Bryant 22.3
11th Blake Griffin 21.9
12th Kyrie Irving 21.7
13th Klay Thompson 21.7
14th Dwyane Wade 21.5
15th Chris Bosh 21.1
16th Rudy Gay 21.1
17th Damian Lillard 21.0
18th DeMar DeRozan 20.1
19th Jimmy Butler 20.0
20th Kevin Martin 20.0
21st Nikola Vucevic 19.3
22nd Gordon Hayward 19.3
23rd Chris Paul 19.1
24th Monta Ellis 18.9
25th Pau Gasol 18.5
26th Victor Oladipo 17.9
27th Kyle Lowry 17.8
28th Derrick Rose 17.7
29th John Wall 17.6
30th Marc Gasol 17.4

2013-14 NBA Points Per Game Leaders

PPG Rank Player PPG
1st Kevin Durant 32.0
2nd Carmelo Anthony 27.4
3rd LeBron James 27.1
4th Kevin Love 26.1
5th James Harden 25.4
6th Blake Griffin 24.1
7th Stephen Curry 24.0
8th LaMarcus Aldridge 23.2
9th DeMarcus Cousins 22.7
10th DeMar DeRozan 22.7
11th Al Jefferson 21.8
12th Russell Westbrook 21.8
13th Paul George 21.7
14th Dirk Nowitzki 21.7
15th Kyrie Irving 20.8
16th Anthony Davis 20.8
17th Brook Lopez 20.7
18th Damian Lillard 20.7
19th Isaiah Thomas 20.3
20th Goran Dragic 20.3
21st Rudy Gay 20.0
22nd Ryan Anderson 19.8
23rd John Wall 19.3
24th Chris Paul 19.1
25th Kevin Martin 19.1
26th Dwyane Wade 19.0
27th Monta Ellis 19.0
28th Jamal Crawford 18.6
29th Al Horford 18.6
30th Klay Thompson 18.4