Heat Force Game 7 With Overtime Win Against the Spurs June 19, 2013 10:34
If 3-point shots were the talk of the last game for the Spurs, then the same can be said for the Miami Heat last night. Only the talking points aren't about how many 3's were knocked down, but more about when, and how they were knocked down.
In game 5 of the NBA Finals, Danny Green, for the Spurs, took the new record for number of 3's scored in an NBA Finals series, knocking Ray Allen off the top spot.
Well, Ray Allen had his say on things last night when he dropped a 3-bomb with just 5.2 seconds left to play in the fourth quarter of game 6, topping a huge run by Miami. Just prior to Allen's shot, LeBron James also hit a 3 to make sure that Miami were not out of the running for the Championship just yet.
The game went to overtime, and Allen and James again worked together to bring it home for the Heat. Late in OT Lebron made a basket, then got a steal straight away and scored again to bring the Heat to 101 - 100 over the Spurs. Ray Allen then knocked down two clutch free-throws to give Miami a 103 - 100 win on their home court.
When the final whistle went, LeBron had 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assist on the game, although his shooting percentage overall was poor. He also lost his legendary headband at some point in the game, but played on without it.
For the Spurs, Tim Duncan had 30 points and 17 rebounds. Not bad for the ageing league veteran. That was his highest points tally for a finals game, since game 1 in 2003.
Game 7 will see the winner take home everything. So don't miss that on Thursday.