OKC’s Gilgeous-Alexander Leads NBA in Clutch Points

According to the NBA, “clutch points” are scored in the last five minutes of a game when a team is ahead or behind by less than five points. And currently, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s rising superstar Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks number one in total clutch points scored for the 2022-23 season.

What’s most noticeable about Gilgeous-Alexander’s crunch-time statistics are his free throw numbers. When the score is close towards the end of the game, the Thunder’s lead guard has found a way to get to the charity stripe repeatedly, knocking down 34 of his 37 free throw attempts, or 91.9% of those attempts. That accounts for more than 43% of his clutch points scored this season.


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