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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James reacts on the floor during the second half.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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