The biggest games often come down to the final minute. Think back to the end of Game 7 during the 2016 NBA Finals. With the Warriors and Cavs tied at 89, Kyrie Irving hit Steph Curry with the shake-and-bake before stepping back to drill an absolute dagger of a three. The shot will long live on in Cleveland lore. Talk about clutch.
Of course, LeBron James’s chase-down block of Andre Iguodala, which preceded that jumper, was equally clutch—but we’re not here today to talk about defense. We’re here to talk about offense. This one’s for the scorers, the bucket-getters, the stone-cold killers who live to hit the big shots with the clock winding down; with everyone watching; with legacies hanging in the balance.
The guys on this list have more than scoring ability. They have mental fortitude, a psychological edge few athletes possess. They have what the great Bill Raftery refers to as "Onions!"
Without further ado, here are the 10 most clutch scorers in the NBA today.
Honorable Mentions: Luka Doncic, Jamal Crawford, D’Angelo Russell, Jimmy Butler, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, Derrick Rose