Clutch – Adjective – “done or accomplished in a critical situation”
One minute left in a close game. The Miami Heat play the Indiana Pacers in a huge Game 1 on Indiana’s home court in the Eastern Conference Finals. Who’s your go to man on this 12 player Miami Heat roster?
The answer is quite apparent from watching Miami play in 2013. Give the rock to the LeBron James and let the magic happen. But LeBron is one of the most generous superstars with the ball to ever play the game and constantly has dished to open teammates in the game’s final minutes. Just a few days ago, LeBron kicked it to Michael Beasley with under a minute to play agains the Denver Nuggets who calmly put the ball through the net.
But this team isn’t all about LeBron James terrific play.
Dwayne Wade has had a voluminous number of clutch moments throughout his illustrious career in South Beach. His ability to get to the rim and hit the occasional falling away jumper make him a prime candidate to have the ball in his hands down the stretch. Although his knees have him in a lesser state in 2014, Wade still has shown he can be a viable threat.
Then there’s Chris Bosh. The man who just sunk the whole city of Portland with a fading away three pointer shot from somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. He has also proved his doubters wrong as the “weak link” in the three-headed lion atop the Miami Heat franchise.
Who could forget Ray Allen hitting that clutch three pointer in Game 6 of the finals last year? Mario Chalmers has come up big in moments down the stretch, and Shane Battier has been money from the corner and slot three on many occasions in big moments in the playoffs. And hey, I mentioned Michael Beasley’s shot earlier this week, right?
So, who is the Heat’s most clutch player?