George “The Iceman” Gervin Cometh

In 1978, Denver’s David Thompson and San Antonio’s George Gervin had a season-long battle for the NBA scoring title.  Late in the year, Thompson poured in an amazing 73 points (the third highest scoring output ever).  Shortly after, Gervin lit it up for 63 points.  Gervin’s output was enough to give him the scoring crown.  His season-ending average was 27.22 points per game to Thompson’s 27.15 average.  This was the closest high average race in NBA history.

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