Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Mavs Most Clutch Performance in a Single Game Nominees:
1. O.J. Mayo vs. Golden State Warriors
2. O.J. Mayo at Houston Rockets
If you notice a theme developing, get used to it.
There is no way around the fact that O.J. Mayo is the Mavericks only viable 2012-13 NBA All-Star Game candidate.
However, Mayo's most clutch performance as a Mav is hardly clear-cut.
On Nov. 19, Mayo got off to a slow start at the AAC against Golden State. However, he absolutely dominated down the stretch.
After being held to nine points in the first three quarters, Mayo erupted for 18 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
O.J. reeled off 11 straight points for the Mavs to end the overtime session. He single-handedly led Dallas back from a seven point deficit to tie the game 99-99, before Dallas succumbed 105-101.
Mayo became the first player since Russell Westbrook in 2010 to score all of his team's points in overtime (minimum: 10 points scored).
This past Saturday, Mayo put on a clinic at Houston. He scored a career-high tying 40 points in the Mavs 116-109 win.
Mayo shot 15-26 from the field, including 6-9 trifectas. He even chipped in with a team-high eight rebounds.
As for being clutch in Clutch City, Mayo scored 12 of the Mavs last 14 points. This included 10 points in final three minutes of the Dallas victory.
And the winner of Mayo vs. Mayo for the Mavs most clutch performance in a single game is.......
Mayo's 40-point game at Houston in a tight vote