On Sunday afternoon the NBA world watched Dwyane Wade unleash one of the greatest performances of all time in an elimination game. Wade was essentially giving everyone a preview of what his NBA Jam character will play like when the re-release hit stores. The only thing missing was the net actually bursting to flames. With that being said, his all-time performance doesn't rank as the best. In fact, according to basketball-reference.com, it ranked as 40th best.
The folks at the aforementioned site compiled a fascinating list of the best clutch performances by an individual player when his team is facing the daunting humiliation of "Going Fishing" with Kenny Smith. The comprehensive and somewhat convoluted "Win Shares" statistic was used to rank said best performances. Who sits alone high atop this list? Captain Clutch himself, Paul Pierce, for his exceptional performance against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of the 2002 First Round.