The 2022-23 NBA season has given us some memorable games so far and many teams are in the same position this season. Only three games separate the first and seventh seeds in the Western Conference. Milwaukee and Boston are the two top dogs in the East, along with a few other teams that have a chance. One thing is for sure, with the talent we have in the NBA today, some clutch plays are going to happen.
Next, we rank the 4 best clutch plays of the NBA season so far. We talk about game-winning shots, nasty crosses and jaw-dropping assists.
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The best 4 clutch plays of the NBA season so far
4. Kevin Durant breaking his ankle
Earlier this season, the Brooklyn Nets were playing the Washington Wizards and superstar Kevin Durant had the ball in his hands. He took a few dribbles and Daniel Gafford’s cross was so bad that the big man fell to the ground. It won’t be a clutch game if Durant doesn’t hit the shot. He clearly did and he sent even the fans home with what he did.
3. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander game winner vs Wizards
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been nothing short of spectacular for the Oklahoma City Thunder. For a young franchise still trying to find its identity, OKC is a star in the making, with SGA relying on a lot to be great. He had a huge 42-point performance against the Wizards, hitting the back-to-back three that he had won in a game a month earlier. SGA is averaging (31.2) points per game this season and is looking to become a first-time All-Star this season.
2. Luka Doncic flash assist for Christian Wood
Luka Doncic will one day win the league’s MVP and there is no disputing that. The way he carries the Mavericks every game is incredible and he puts up a lot of numbers. He can do triples almost every night. Donic and the Mavs were playing the Nuggets and Luka helped Christian Woods to knock down a three on a pass that came his way. He was looking directly at the basket as he made the layup and simply tossed the ball to Woods.
1. De’Aaron Fox game-winner three against Washington
Sacramento and Washington played earlier this season and the game was tied at 123 when the Wizards OT hit a three with less than 10 seconds left. The King’s De’Arron Fox uses his speed to dribble down the court and has seconds left to shoot. Fox had to do a halfcourt shooting speech and was standing over the Magics centercourt logo. A prayer was answered as Fox’s three went straight into the net and the Kings were out of the game in Old Testament.