Rudy Statistically Most Clutch Player in Decade

The Kings forward ranks as the most clutch player in the League with the game on the line and under five seconds remaining.
by Shahbaz Khan
Managing Editor, Digital

According to ESPN, among players with at least 25 attempts in the last 10 seasons, Rudy Gay leads the NBA in field goal percentage on game-tying/go-ahead shots in the final five seconds of a game.

No. 8 has two such attempts this year, and is a perfect two-of-two in those situations, hitting on a game-tying basket in Charlotte as regulation ended and a go-ahead field goal in Utah to net the team a win.

Thus far in the 2015-2016 season, the University of Connecticut product is averaging 18 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Gay's career-high for single-season game-tying/go-ahead field goals with less than five seconds remaining is three.

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