Last season it seemed like there was a steady drumbeat of "Danny can't hit clutch shots" no matter what he actually did in the game. He'd hit a critical shot one game, miss a shot the next, and it would be "Danny just can't hit the clutch shots" as if the previous game didn't happen. So I thought this year I'd set up a thread that looked at it over the course of a year.
Clarification: Danny is not, and never will be, DWade/LaBron/Kobe, where you throw him the ball with 15 seconds to go, move everybody else out of the way, and pray he gets the bucket. We've done that to him, but that's not his strength and I'm not arguing otherwise. Danny, like Reggie, plays best when he gets his points from the offense. Start some ball movement, set a screen, give him an opening, and see what happens.
In our first game of the year, there wasn't a clutch moment because we blew out the Pistons by 20.
In Game 2, though, we held off a strong push by Toronto largely due to Danny's clutch three-pointers in the last 90 seconds.
I'm really looking forward to the next 64 games.