Who Leads the NBA in Scoring this Season?

The 2022-23 NBA season is in full swing, and throughout the year, we’ll be monitoring the league’s scoring leaders in this recurring article. 

Note: Stats as of January 12, 2022

Rank

Player

Team

Points Per Game

1 Luka Doncic DAL 34.2
2 Joel Embiid PHI 33.6
3 Giannis Antetokounmpo MIL 31.0
4 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OKC 30.8
5 Jayson Tatum BOS 30.8
6 Kevin Durant BRK 29.7
7 Donovan Mitchell CLE 29.3
8 LeBron James LAL 29.1
9 Ja Morant MEM 27.6
10 Trae Young ATL 27.5
11 Jaylen Brown BOS 27.2
12 DeMar DeRozan CHI 26.1
13 Kyrie Irving BRK 26.0
14 Pascal Siakam TOR 25.8
15 Nikola Jokic DEN 24.9
16 Lauri Markkanen UTA 24.5
17 Julius Randle NYK 24.1
18 De’Aaron Fox SAC 23.8
19 Zach LaVine CHI 23.8
20 Anthony Edwards MIN 23.6
21 Anfernee Simons POR 22.2
22 Kristaps Porzingis WAS 22.0
23 Jalen Brunson NYK 21.9
24 Jerami Grant POR 21.9
25 Bam Adebayo MIA 21.4

Leading all scorers is Dallas Mavericks (23-19) superstar Luka Doncic, averaging a career-high 34.2 points across 37.1 minutes per contest (38 games). The 23-year-old notched his ninth 40+ point performance of the season on Tuesday, scoring 43 in Dallas’ 113-111 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Firmly in the MVP conversation, Doncic has the Mavs sitting fifth in the Western Conference and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.