STAT CHECK – Where Al Jefferson’s late game success makes no sense

Last year Al Jefferson had the 11th best FG% in the final 5 minutes of an NBA game. He hit 43.5% of his field goal attempts. However, he did it very differentially than his regular season success. In the regular season Jefferson is predominately on the left block and is most successful on the left block. See the chart below
(red is below league average, yellow is average and green above league average…

However when you look at his late game success it doesn’t match where he is successful the rest of the game. N