The NBA in it’s official statistics as the last five minutes of a match when one team ahead by five points of less. When you look at the clutch statistics you can see that there are familiar names at the top of the list.
A top professional tennis coach has told me that they only scout what players do on big points. For them, big points begin at 15-30 or 30-30. At other times, outcomes are more or less random and they don’t want to waste time even looking at them. He went on to tell me that the best players are the most predictable at those clutch moments. But that is a story about frontrunning and for another day.
We can all agree that the scoreboard above shows clutch time in volleyball. But the question is, when does clutch time begin? My first reaction is after 20 with a score difference of 2 or less. But I’m not sure. What do you think? Please take the time to do the poll and feel free to make a comment.