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Five Reasons the Miami Heat Should Hold on to Mario Chalmers
- Updated: November 7, 2015
4. Clutch Gene
Some players shrink in the face of pressure, while some players’ play increases when on the game’s biggest stage.
Chalmers is a member of the latter category. He hasn’t been great in every NBA Finals—2014 comes to mind—but he has knocked down some of the biggest shots in both the finals and the NCAA championship game.
It was his three-point shot with 2.1 seconds remaining in regulation in the 2008 NCAA championship game that forced the game into overtime. As a result of his play, he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
Though it’s forgotten now because the Heat lost, Chalmers knocked down a big three-point shot in Game 2 of the NBA Finals versus the Dallas Mavericks. That three-pointer tied the game at 93-all with 24.5 seconds before Dirk Nowitzki made a driving layup later on to win the game.
With the exception of Dwyane Wade, there isn’t a single offensive option on the Heat that you will trust more than Chalmers if you need one shot to win the game.
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