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  1. The NL Central in the Clutch

    Jonah Keri

    Two on, one out, his team needing a big hit in a big game against a hard-charging division rival. The perfect spot for Allen Craig. Announcers use lines like those all the time. They talk about someone being the perfect player for a high-leverage ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Playoff Choke Alert: Three Yankees to Scrutinize

    Shane Ryan

    With playoff baseball officially underway, the time has come for Yankee fans everywhere to accuse their players of choking in the clutch. Let's call it the A-Rod Phenomenon, since he was the poster boy for our ire prior to his breakout performance in...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  3. Biting the Hot Hand: Basketball's Enduring Streakiness Debate Rag...

    Zach Lowe

    The "hot hand" has been mostly dead for the last half-decade — the province of irrational believers in "the zone" and "clutch hitting" and other amorphous concepts that haven't withstood killjoy statistical analysis. Almost every search for the...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Royal Flush

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy playing chess while everyone else was eating checkers, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Powered by a clutch Alex Gordon triple, the Kansas City Royals bagged their eighth consecutive win as they held off the T...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  5. No One Is Saying Kevin Durant Isn't Clutch, Plus 11 More Takeaway...

    Zach Lowe

    1. It's almost refreshing how little "maybe Kevin Durant isn't clutch!!??!" idiocy we've been hearing over the last three days, after Durant's shaky shooting performances down the stretch of the last three Thunder losses. Durant has shot 2-of-14 in t...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  6. Paul George's success, Chris Paul's clutch play, and more from we...

    Zach Lowe

    After an all-chalk weekend, we look at the rise of Paul George, the importance of shooters, and Chris Paul's clutch play.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  7. About Last Weekend: Celtic Pride Runs Out of Gas

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. LeBron James finished with 31 points and 12 boards, and Chris Bosh hit several clutch fourth-quarter shots, as the Miami Heat beat the Celtics 10...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  8. About Last Night: The Thunder Rolls

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Kevin Durant scored 27 points and James Harden nailed two clutch fourth-quarter 3s to give the Thunder a 108-103 win over the Spurs and a 3-2 lead in the ...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  9. Sebastian Pruiti on the late-game efficiency of the Miami Heat

    Sebastian Pruiti

    A look at LeBron & Co.'s end-of-game performances this season.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  10. About Last Night: Crown The Yankees

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The Yankees have clinched the American League East. A clutch 8th-inning single by Jorge Posada put the Bombers past the Rays 4-2. Posada admitted that h...

    Blog | September 22, 2011