By the time two teams meet in the NBA playoffs, both coaching staffs and rosters know each other so well that the element of surprise is virtually non-existent.
With defenses prepared for whatever an attacking offense is ready to throw their way, the importance of an individual scorer who's able to produce by himself is incredibly important.
Here are 16 go-to scorer's who will need to step up when games get close if their teams have any chance at advancing. They're ranked in no particular order.
Unless otherwise noted, the term “clutch situation” is referring to plays occurring with five or fewer minutes in a game, with the point difference between the two teams at five points or less.
All statistics are used from NBA.com/Stats.