Heat Forces Game 7, Wins OT Thriller

LeBron James and company beat San Antonio

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 18, 2013 11:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – They're going to Game 7 on Thursday night. LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds; Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime; and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

James missed nine of his first 12 shots but scored 16 points in the fourth to rally the Heat from a 10-point deficit. The Heat trailed 94-89 with 28 seconds to play, but James hit a 3 with 20 seconds to go, and Allen drilled another to tie it. James' layup with 1:43 to play in overtime gave the Heat a 101-100 lead, and Allen added two free throws to force Game 7 in Miami.

Miam's LeBron James and San Antonio point guard Tony Parker collide.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Heat guard Mike Miller (13) and LeBron James laugh at an official's call.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) grabs a ball dropped by Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
San Antonio's Tim Duncan drives to the basket against Miami's Mike Miller.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan reacts to play against the Heat.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami's LeBron James looks at the scoreboard during the second half.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James reacts on the floor during the second half.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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