Being clutch is about as hard a thing to define as anything else in sports, as there is no one-size-fits-all stat to show us who’s clutch and who isn’t.
Clutch factor involves many things — being able to make the right play in crunch time, having the confidence to take the shot in the first place, as well as making shots consistently with the game on the line.
One of the closest things we have to statistically determining who is clutch and who isn’t in the NBA is the number of points scored in the fourth quarter, and a Reddit user going by the name Morezingis has come up with a list of the top 10 fourth quarter scorers this season thus far, along with their shooting splits (FG%, 3P% and FT%). You may be surprised with the results.
10. Joel Embiid – 6.5 PPG (53/25/78)
9. Kyle Korver – 6.6 PPG (61/58/80)
8. Kemba Walker – 6.7 PPG (40/27/90)
7. D’Angelo Russell – 6.8 PPG (44/28/65)
6. DeMar DeRozan – 6.9 PPG (43/17/84)
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo – 7.2 PPG (56/33/66)
4. DeMarcus Cousins – 7.6 PPG (43/15/84)
3. Damian Lillard – 7.7 PPG (56/40/89)
2. LeBron James – 8.8 PPG (57/39/72)