Top 10 NBA PPG Leaders of 2018/19 Season so far
The NBA 2018-19 regular season has reached a midway point and it has been an amazing ride so far.
The Eastern Conference has been very tightly contested at the top five spots, with the Toronto Raptors currently leading the pack with a 33-13 record, joined by the Milwaukee Bucks with a 32-12 record.
Indiana Pacers, who are exceeding expectations with a 29-14 record are third, the Philadelphia 76ers, enjoying a 29-16 record are fourth and finally rounding up the top 5 with an underwhelming season for the Boston Celtics, with a 26-18 record, 7 games behind the Raptors.
The last 3 playoff spots have as many as 6 teams, vying for the playoffs. Currently, they are occupied by the Miami Heat, with a 21-21 record, the Brooklyn Nets, with a 23-23 record, the Charlotte Hornets, with 20-23.
The Detroit Pistons are next, with a 19-24 record, followed by the Orlando Magic, at the 10th place with 19-25.
The list is rounded off by the Washington Wizards, struggling in the 11th spot with an 18-26 record.
The Western Conference, on the other hand, has one of the closest races we have seen in a long time, both for the top spot as well as for the playoffs.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets recently and have taken the top spot with a 31-14 record.
The Nuggets are second with 29-14, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 3rd with 26-17. The Portland Trail Blazers are 4th with 27-19 and the Houston Rockets are 5th, 25-19 record. All these teams are just five games behind the Golden State Warriors.
The San Antonio Spurs are sixth in the West, with a 26-20 record, followed by the Los Angeles Clippers, 24-20.
The 8th and 9th spots are the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers, with a 25-21 and 24-21 record respectively.
The Sacramento Kings are 10th, with a 23-21 record, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New Orleans Pelicans in 11th and 12th respectively with 21-23 and 21-24.
Dallas Mavericks have the 13th spot with a 20-24 record and there are just 4 games separating these eight teams.
Now with this out of the way, let us have a look at the top 10 NBA Points Per Game or PPG leaders of the 2018/19 season.
#10 Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers): 26.2 PPG
This season, Lillard is averaging 26.2 points per game, while playing more than 35 minutes a game.
He is also averaging over 6 assists a game, which is amazing for a player scoring so much. He also manages to grab 4.5 rebounds a game too which is superb for a 6 foot 3 point guard.
The Blazers are currently fourth in the Western Conference and most of it is due to the stellar display of Damian Lillard.
In a season where CJ McCollum is having an uncharacteristically bad season, Lillard has dragged them to a 27-19 record.
In their most recent game, Lillard scored an efficient 33 points, along with 6 assists and 2 rebounds, leading them to a 129-112 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lillard will be looking to get another win in their next fixture against the New Orleans Pelicans.