NBA fans love players who find another gear when the stakes are high.
It's one thing to pile up regular-season records or torch opponents in a playoff series opener.
Thriving in close-out games? That's tough to do, and not everyone is cut out for it. There's a rare breed of hoopsters who get better when they face elimination or have a chance to eliminate others.
Who are the best close-out performers in the NBA and why? We break down the stars who take it up a notch when the pressure is on.
**"Clutch situations": last five minutes remaining in game, team ahead or behind by five or fewer points.