NBA Stat Central #9: The Big Shot

Certain players have a knack for making the big shot. Players young and old dream about the opportunity to be on the biggest stage with one possession to tie or take the lead. Who’s the best and who’s the worst?

On this week’s Stat Central, we’re going to take a look at the best and worst clutch shooters in the NBA over the past 10 seasons. You might be surprised to see who’s on here.

Stat Central runs every Friday here on HoopsHabit.com. Each week we have a different theme digging deeper into NBA stats.

Field Goal Percentage in 4th Quarter or Overtime, 5:00 Left or Less, Shot to Tie or Take The Lead (Min. 10 attempts)

Players listed are two best and two worst of all qualified.

2012-13

1. Stephen Curry 8-15 (53.3%)
2. Tony Parker 9-17 (52.9%)
22. Mo Williams 3-16 (18.8%)
23. Kemba Walker 1-10 (10.0%)

2011-12

1. Andrew Bynum 11-13 (84.6%)
2. Rudy Gay 11-17 (64.7%)
101. Randy Foye 1-11 (9.1%)
102. Kevin Martin 1-13 (7.7%)

2010-11

1. Dwight Howard 9-11 (81.8%)
2. Kris Humphries 13-16 (81.3%)
118. DeMarcus Cousins 2-16 (12.5%)
119. Luke Ridnour 1-15 (6.7%)

2009-10

1. Udonis Haslem 10-14 (71.4%)
2. David Lee 12-17 (70.6%)
117. Corey Brewer 2-17 (11.8%)
118. Thaddeus Young 1-10 (10.0%)

2008-09

1. Kevin Garnett 13-17 (76.5%)
2. Carmelo Anthony 17-24 (70.8%)
127. Jason Richardson 1-12 (8.3%)
128. Metta World Peace 1-19 (5.3%)

2007-08

1. Jose Calderon 8-10 (80.0%)
2. Manu Ginobili 10-15 (66.7%)
104. Kirk Hinrich 1-10 (10.0%)
105. Al Harrington 0-11 (0.0%)

2006-07

1. Chris Bosh 11-13 (84.6%)
2. Samuel Dalembert 8-11 (72.7%)
127. Luther Head 2-12 (16.7%)
128. Sebastian Telfair 1-11 (9.1%)

2005-06

1. Earl Boykins 12-16 (75.0%)
2. Shaquille O’Neal 9-12 (75.0%)
118. Jumaine Jones 2-15 (13.3%)
119. Kyle Korver 1-11 (9.1%)

2004-05

1. Lamar Odom 9-12 (75.0%)
2. Joe Smith 8-12 (66.7%)
123. Desmond Mason 2-13 (15.4%)
124. Keith Bogans 1-12 (8.3%)

2003-04

1. Yao Ming 21-29 (72.4%)
2. Carlos Boozer 10-16 (62.5%)
111. Toni Kukoc 1-10 (10.0%)
112. Fred Hoiberg 1-10 (10.0%)

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  • http://chinwesports.blogspot.com Chinwe Orie

    Centers get high field goal percentages always. Everyone knows that there have been four clutch players throughout the 2000s: Kobe, Carmelo, Ginobili, and Dirk Nowitzki.

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