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NBA’s Scoring Title Race Heating Up On and Off the Floor as Season Nears End

Steph Curry has the NBA’s scoring title in sight.

On Saturday night, the former league MVP dropped 49 points in a Golden State Warriors victory over the Golden State Warriors. Following the game, Curry said that he was aware of Bradley Beal’s 50 point performance from the night before as the two stars are in the middle of a tight race for the league’s top scorer honors.

“Of course, I did. I know what he’s doing. He’s obviously been playing at a high level, but anytime somebody gets 50, you hear about it,” said Curry.

Curry is currently leading the league with 31.9 points per game, while Beal is right behind him averaging 31.1 points per contest.

On Monday morning, Curry’s teammate Kent Bazemore added some extra fuel to the fire during a media session, alleging that Beal is fabricating a hamstring injury in order to maintain his high scoring numbers. Of course, the hypothetical idea would be that while his average stays in tact, Curry’s would take a large enough dip for Beal to win the title.

“Forty-nine points in 29 minutes, thatโ€™s unreal,” Bazemore said. โ€œWe got guys hurting hamstrings to keep up.”

Beal did not shy away from the smack talk as the Washington Wizards star took to Twitter to essentially go off and drag the Warriors shooting guard. The string of Tweets had some colorful language to say the least and it is safe to say that Beal did not take Bazemore’s comments lightly.

With just few more days remaining in the season and Beal expected to miss sometime due to his injury, it will be interesting to see who winds up taking home the hardware!

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