Michael Jordan won his 10th scoring title, the most in NBA history, as Shaquille O'Neal came up 26 points shy of overtaking him.
O'Neal, who needed to score 59 points to pass Jordan's average, had 33 Sunday as the Lakers beat the Utah Jazz on the final day of the regular season."I've already won a scoring title," said O'Neal, who led the league with a 29.3 average for Orlando in 1994-95 - the year Jordan was finishing his baseball career.
"I want that jewelry. That's all I want," O'Neal said, referring to championship rings.
Jordan finished with an average of 28.7 per game - the lowest league-leading average since Alex English scored 28.4 for the 1982-83 Denver Nuggets. O'Neal finished with an average of 28.3.
Jordan's Chicago Bulls teammate, Dennis Rodman, won an unprecedented seventh consecutive rebounding title with an average of 15.0.
Rod Strickland of Washington won the assists title by averaging 10.5 per game, the lowest league-leading total since Magic Johnson averaged the same number in 1982-83.
Mookie Blaylock of Atlanta led the league in steals for the second straight season, averaging 2.61 to edge rookie Brevin Knight of Cleve-land.
Marcus Camby of Toronto won the blocked shots title with an average of 3.65, not even needing the 10 rejections he had Sunday as he had a triple-double in a loss to the 76ers.
Chris Mullin of Indiana was the most accurate free throw shooter (93.9 percent), O'Neal was the most accurate from the field (58.6 percent) and Dale Ellis of Denver won the 3-point accuracy title for the first time in his career by shooting 46.4 percent from behind the arc.