Woo: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Among NBA's "Most Clutch" This Season

Steve Dykes-US PRESSWIRE

Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is near the top of the list when it comes to clutch field goal percentage this season.

Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal notes that Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge ranks No. 2 in the league in field goal percentage this season in the final minute of games when the score is within three points either way (minimum 10 attempts).

Aldridge is nine-for-15 (60 percent) on such attempts this season. Only Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is better: 11-for-17 (64.7 percent). Others on the "Most Clutch" list include Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.

Not noted in the story: free throws are a different beast. Aldridge is just four-for-nine (44.4 percent) from the stripe under the same conditions.

Aldridge hit a memorable game-winner (and a step-back three) in the final minute against the Dallas Mavericks earlier this season.

Hat tip: Phil

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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