5 Reasons LeBron James Has Issues Delivering in the Clutch

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5 Reasons LeBron James Has Issues Delivering in the Clutch
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As long as Mike Miller is making all six of his three-point attempts, the Miami Heat won't ever have to worry about making their shots in late-game situations.

Of course, LeBron James also had something to say during Miller's return. He happened to have 33 points, 10 assists, and five boards to snap a three-game losing streak in a 120-98 Heat victory over the San Antonio Spurs. James was 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and had 17 points in the third quarter.

If only every game could be like this for the Heat.

But they will have to perform well in the clutch if they even want to think about winning a championship. Just like how they had to make huge shots against Boston and Chicago last year in order to make it to the NBA Finals, they'll have to do the same thing this season—plus actually making their shots in the Finals.

Ultimately, this all falls on LeBron James, because why wouldn't it? Even though the Heat have two other stars in Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to look to in those situations, the coaching staff seems adamant about making James the player to look towards at the end of the game.

Dwyane Wade is clearly the better player at that juncture, and even Bosh has hit his fair share of crucial shots, but James is still getting the ball in those situations possibly to raise his confidence.

LeBron has been greatly criticized for his failures in those situations, and we'll take the time to figure out five reasons why he is having trouble with hitting shots down the stretch.

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