When it comes to the NBA, clutch time is typically defined as moments when the scoring margin between teams is within 5 points with 5 or fewer minutes remaining in the game.
We have all seen some incredible clutch performances in the NBA, those amazing buzzer-beaters, dunks, and blocks, that quite literally seal the deal for a team and steal victory away from another.
It makes for exciting basketball and every team wants a few players who are able to create incredible clutch moments.
Most PTS in the Clutch this season:
60 — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
53 — Luka Doncic
52 — Jalen Brunson pic.twitter.com/vr1ISAByDZ
— NBA Muse (@NBAMuse24) December 6, 2022
Right now, there are three players in the league who are scoring the most points in clutch-time situations.
Meanwhile, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder has the most clutch-time points with 60.
This is yet another reason why the Thunder are so happy with Gilgeous-Alexander, who is now the face of that franchise and one of the most compelling young players in the NBA.
Before this season, almost everyone considered Doncic to be the clutch champion in the league.
He had numerous games when he would grab a W for his team, sometimes with the most shocking and wonderful three-pointers.
But Gilgeous-Alexander has taken the lead now and has done so with some serious enthusiasm, drive, and power.
It’s not just the clutch plays that Gilgeous-Alexander is doing so well.
He is averaging 31.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 6 assists a game on 50.6% from the field.
Putting up 30 points a night has just become the norm for him and he is now easily the most valuable player for the young Thunder.