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Clutch players are clutch and that's all that matters. There's no way to define what value they bring to a team, except for big plays when it counts. The Boston Red Sox got some clutch performances from Mike Napoli among others. Napoli hit a home run in the top of the second inning to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers as they went on to win 4-3 to take a 3-2 series lead over the Tigers in the ALCS. The NFL season continued as the Seattle Seahawks continued their dominant ways with a relatively easy 34-22 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Russell Wilson threw for three touchdowns, and Marshawn Lynch rushed for one to get the Seahawks the victory.

The NBA preseason schedule continued, as some interesting games happened, including Carmelo Anthony's win in a return to Baltimore as well as a close victory for the San Antonio Spurs over the Atlanta Hawks. DeMarcus Cousins had a stat sheet filled successful performance for the Sacramento Kings as they defeated the Phoenix Suns 107-90.  Here are The Shoes That Won Last Night.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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Player: Tim Duncan
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks

The San Antonio Spurs had to have been disappointed after falling just short of winning the NBA championship last year. The Spurs are getting ready to contend again for a championship with their core remaining intact. One of the centerpieces of that core is Tim Duncan, who is entering his 17th season in the NBA. Many people are wondering how long Duncan can last playing in the NBA at the tender age of 37, but if he keeps playing like he did last night he'll be just fine. Also, if he keeps wearing the adidas adiPure Crazyquick he'll be more than alright. The Big Fundamental had 16 points and 8 rebounds in just 19 minutes as the Spurs won a tight contest against the Atlanta Hawks 106-104 in the preseason.

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Shoe: Nike CJ81 Elite TD
Player: Brandon Browner
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Seattle Seahawks offense is on point, but for them to be successful at 6-1 so far, their defense has stepped up to help. One leader of that defense Brandon browner has been good for years, and is keeping up with his past work. Browner had an interception against the Cardinals that he returned for 49 yards. The interception directly led to Marshawn Lynch's touchdown run that gave the Seahawks a 31-13 lead. Browner wore the Nike CJ81 Elite TD in his wonderful performance.

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Shoe: Jordan Melo 1.5 'Knicks'
Player: Carmelo Anthony
Game: New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards

Homecomings are always a sweet moment in basketball. Usually players get some standing ovations when they play in their hometowns, and Carmelo Anthony was not an exception. Melo had 22 points in the first game he's played in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. He helped lead the New York Knicks to a 98-89 preseason win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night. Anthony played just 29 minutes, but was also able to contribute 5 rebounds and 4 assists to the Knicks' cause as they held off the Wizards and Bradley Beal who had 21 points in the loss.

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Player: Anthony Davis
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

If the Pelicans are to improve this season, they're going to need some help from Anthony Davis. At 6'10" the former #1 overall draft pick is entering his second season and will be looking to improve off of a solid rookie campaign. Davis has shown some signs during the preseason and had a solid outing last night in the Pelicans' 105-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Davis had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks in the victory. Can the unibrow step up for New Orleans?

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Shoe: Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4 PE
Player: Marshawn Lynch
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

Marshawn Lynch continues to have another solid season as he keeps producing. Lynch had a solid outing in the Seahawks 34-22 victory over the Arizona Cardinals with 21 carries, 91 yards, and one rushing touchdown for the Seahawks all while wearing the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4. Lynch's lone touchdown run gave the Seahawks a 31-13 lead late in the third quarter.

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Shoe: Nike Air Huarache Pro Mid Metal
Player: Jacoby Ellsbury
Game: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Jacoby Ellsbury is batting a blistering .405 during the postseason and the Red Sox owe him big time. The upcoming free agent center fielder is proving his value for the Red Sox as he helped them to a 3-2 series lead over the Detroit Tigers. Ellsbury hit an RBI infield single in the top of the second inning to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead early on against the Tigers. The Red Sox would end up winning the game 4-3 as the series heads back to Boston.

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Shoe: Nike Air Max MVP Elite 3/4 Metal
Player: Jon Lester
Game: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Jon Lester has always been a solid option for the Red Sox as a starter. Lester gave up just two runs in a little over five innings of work. That Tigers lineup is a tough one to face, but Lester did a solid job to put the Red Sox in a position to win which matters more than anything in the ALCS. Now Boston is just one win away from a World Series appearance.

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Shoe: Nike Lunar Super Bad Pro TD
Player: Russell Wilson
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Seattle Seahawks are 6-1 and a lot of their success is due to the greatness of Russell Wilson. The second year quarterback has been effective and efficient this season helping the Seahawks dominate the competition. That domination continued last night as the Seahawks defeated the Arizona Cardinals 34-22 behind 235 passing yards and three passing touchdowns from Wilson. He threw two touchdowns in the first half giving the Seahawks a 17-10 lead at halftime. He threw another one in the second half as Seattle cruised to victory.

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Shoe: Nike Zoom KD VI Meteorology
Player: DeMarcus Cousins
Game: Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns

DeMarcus Cousins is trying to lead the Kings out of the doldrums of the NBA, and he's done a good job during the preseason.C ousins put in quite the stat line against the Suns. Cousins had 29 points, 9 rebounds 3 assists, and 6 steals in just 27 minutes of action for the Kings. Cousins made 8-of-15 shots, and 13-of-18 free throws in the win.

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Player: Mike Napoli
Game: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

When it comes to clutch play in Boston Red Sox history, Mike Napoli has to be up there. The Red Sox catcher and first baseman hit another big home run in Game Five to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead initially. He had another solid moment when he scored on a wild pitch in the top of the third inning to give the Red Sox some breathing room with a 4-0 lead. Now the Red Sox are just one win away from a World Series appearance with two games at Boston on the schedule for the ALCS.

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Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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