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Kevin Durant and the 10 Most Deadly Snipers in the NBA
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Kevin Durant had the single greatest Olympics, from a statistical standpoint, of any man in the history of the men's basketball tournament. He scored the most points, hit the most three-pointers and had a 30-point game in the gold-medal matchup.

What's great for the US, and also scary for the rest of the world, is that Durant currently isn't the greatest clutch shooter in the NBA just yet. While he's a matchup nightmare for teams to defend late in the game, he hasn't quite mastered the ability to do whatever he wants when the game is on the line (although he hit three game-winners in 2011-12).

The rest of the NBA is riddled with veterans who want the ball in their hands. Much like we use the term sniper to designate the best in the NHL at putting the puck in the net, these NBA snipers are the guys who rip the net wide open when the clock is running down and the pressure is on.

While guys like Glen Davis certainly have some late-game cred, this list is looking specifically at guys who use their long jumper to beat defenders and win the game for their squad. Sniper could be taken in the context of guys who are deadly from three, but it's used here as a sniper that kills the game with his ability to use one shot to strike the opponent dead.

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