In a game that will go down as one of the best of all-time, the Heat snatched Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals from the Spurs 103-100, to force a Game 7.
For the Heat, LeBron James recorded another triple double, going for 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Mario Chalmers scored 20 points, and Chris Bosh chipped in 10 points, but his plays down the stretch were bigger than any amount of points he scored.
For the Spurs, Tim Duncan scored 30 points and 17 rebounds. Kwahi Leonard finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Tony Parker scored 19 points.
This game is going to go down as an instant classic. It looked like the Heat were dead in the water in the 3rd quarter, as they were down by as much as 12. Then LeBron came out of the break like a man not wanting to have another failed season rested on his head. He scored 14 points in the 4th quarter and although he had some questionable turnovers, kept the Heat afloat. Ray Allen hit a 3 from the corner with 5 seconds left to send the game to overtime.
The Heat also overcame an amazing performance from Duncan, who looked like he stepped out of a time machine in 2003. He abused Bosh in the post in the first half, but seemed to quiet down majorly in the second half.
The MVP of this game, without question, is Bosh. His offensive rebound and pass out to Allen for the 3 to tie the game at the end of the 4th was huge. Then he defended Parker well, blocking a jumper then would have put the Spurs up 1. Also, he made the game saving block on Danny Green at the buzzer to secure the game. He made the biggest plays of the game and should get the credit he deserves.
So, it all comes down to 1 game. The Heat found a way to win this game after it looked like the Spurs were poised to party on South Beach. This is what the NBA is all about. Game 7 is Thursday, June 20 at 9 pm.