Miami Heat: Evidence That LeBron, Not Wade, Will Do the Clutch Scoring

August 19th, 2010 by Gordon Garner Leave a reply »
Ever since the convergence of the Miami Heat "Super Team" in June, many have wondered who will get the ball when the game is on the line.

When the game is in the final minutes and every possession is critical, who will shoulder the scoring for the Heat?

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are all used to being "The Man." Throughout each of their careers they have been the person carrying their team through crunch time.

Now that they're teammates, who will it be?

At first, the answer seems to be Wade, for a few reasons.

First of all, the Heat is Wade's team, right?

Second, Wade is known as more of a scorer than LeBron, while LeBron is known as more of a distributor than Wade.

Finally, Wade has a better jump shot, which is generally the club of choice for clutch situations.

However, there are some numbers from last season that may surprise. These numbers indicate that LeBron is more of a clutch-time scorer than Dwyane Wade.

Last season, LeBron James averaged 66.1 points per 48 minutes of clutch time.

Clutch time is defined as the last five minutes of the fourth ...

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