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  1. Twitter vs. Kobe Bryant in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Last night the Lakers lost a close one to the Jazz thanks to a rare whopper of an unforced error from Kobe Bryant. To me, that game didn't tell us much about Bryant in the clutch. His preceding 3 was monumental and his error was innocent and atypi...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: The Heat blew its precious home-court advantage in a 94-90 Game 5 loss to fall behind 3-2 in the seven-game series. The questions about the lack of clutch plays and players will come thundering down on Heat heads,...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: This victory came the old-fashioned way for the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a capital D game, as in Defense. While the Bucks struggled to 35% shooting, they relied on grit and some clutch plays to knock off the...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  4. Kobe Bryant talks crunch

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kobe Bryant rejects talk that he's not the best clutch player in the NBA. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski gets Kobe Bryant to address the suggestion that Bryant's not the king of crunch time: "People kind of get bo...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "In the blink of a wide eye, it seems, the kid made Lakers history Monday night, setting the franchise career scoring record against Memphis, passing the great Jerry West in his 14th season, Mr. Clutch outdone ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  7. Tyreke Evans' game-winning non-steal

    Henry Abbott

    (I recently learned how to embed highlights on TrueHoop, and I'm going crazy with it!) Good for Tyreke Evans! The clutch steal is right up there near the top of the list in terms of my favorite basketball plays, and he got a great one. He's r...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  8. Agent Zero Returns as a Low-Key Hero

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein DALLAS -- He drove fearlessly to the bucket. He drained a few clutch contested jumpers. He even talked to the media. It would be a stretch to say that Gilbert Arenas dazzled Tuesday night in the Wizards' season-opening road win ov...

    Blog | October 28, 2009
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant is, right now, scoring at a faster rate in the "clutch" (as determined by 82games.com) than any other NBA player. His field goal percentage is not as alluring as LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony (57% in crunch time) but he's ...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Heat at Pistons tonight. Ron Artest gets the feeling his "I still love the Pacers" campaign is not going well. The first three game winning streak of Nate McMillan era in Portland. The key play: Zach Randolph goes strong to the hoop for a clutch thre...

    Blog | December 29, 2005