The NBA’s Top 10 Best Clutch Shooters This Season

By: 04.09.12

2. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City: And you thought Utah had options late. Yes, Westbrook (.586 eFG) not only forms one of, if not the best, two-player tandem in the NBA this season with Durant, he also can knock down clutch shots. His shot selection was the talk of the 2011 playoffs and his relationship with KD sparked “debate” this year. Bottom line is he makes shots when there’s the least room for error, shooting 15-of-29 overall and 4-of-7 from three.

1. Rudy Gay, Memphis: By the percentages it’s not even close with Rudy, who’s at .638 eFG on 17-of-29 shooting overall and 3-of-5 on three-pointers. His calling card this year isn’t the shot at the game’s end, but doing all the things right before the final possession.
The one notable exception? On March 16 against Toronto, his pull-up 25-footer on a fast break with two guys around him tied the game with 0.8 left in regulation.

If you don’t agree with the top 10, here’s what our search on Basketball-Reference brought up.

Who would you have take the last shot?

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