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The Tylt's 2019 NBA Awards: Most clutch NBA player—James Harden or Kawhi Leonard?

With the game on the line, no two players came up bigger in the moment than the two players nominated for The Tylt's Arya Stark Award. Named after the assassin who halted the White Walker assault in the 11th hour, the award goes to the athlete that can be depended on the most when a win is needed. In 2019, no two players performed better than James Harden or Kawhi Leonard. Who was better in the clutch? 🏀

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Harden has always been a dangerous scorer, but he takes his play to another level when the game is close. According to NBA stats, Harden leads all players with 4.9 points in clutch situations (Last 5 minutes where the point differential is 5 pts or less) per game with a minimum of 20 qualified games.

Whether you need a big shot or someone to ice the game from the free throw line, Harden has the juice to seal the game better than anyone in the league. He deserves this award.

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He might have been out of the public eye playing in Toronto, but that doesn't mean Kawhi Leonard wasn't doing work in the big moments. He's right behind Harden in clutch scoring, notching 4.7 points in 32 clutch situation games. But what really separates him from his rival in Houston are the percentages.

Leonard had a better hit rate on all his shots from the field, beyond the arc and at the free throw line during the 2018-2019 season. Harden might have the volume, but when it comes to efficiency, there's no one you'd rather have than the Claw.

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The Tylt's 2019 NBA Awards: Most clutch NBA player—James Harden or Kawhi Leonard?
A festive crown for the winner
#HardenClutch
#LeonardClutch