Miami forces game 7 with San Antonio
POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:44am
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 5:10pm
Miami, Florida (KETK) — Miami's Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left in regulation to force overtime with the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night in game six of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center in Miami.
Allen also knocked down two free throws to help secure the Miami Heat's 103-100 comeback victory.
Miami trailed by 13 points late in the third quarter and were down 10 going into the fourth. LeBron James scored 18 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Heat.
James also recorded 11 assists and 10 rebounds for a triple-double. Mario Chalmers added 20 points while Dwyane Wade chipped in with 14.
The Spurs were powered by Tim Duncan who put up 30 points and 17 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard recorded 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Tony Parker finished with 19 points and eight assists.
The Spurs led by five with 28 seconds left in regulation before the Heat went on a 6-1 run, highlighted by Allen's drop-back 3-pointer from the corner to tie the game. James gave the Heat a lead they would never lose when he knocked down a jumper with 1:43 left in the game.
Manu Ginobili then had a pass intercepted allowing Allen to draw the foul and sink two free throws.
Danny Green, who was a favorite to win Finals MVP, went 1-for-7 from the field. With about one second left, Green had a chance to initiate a second overtime when a three-point-attempt was blocked by Chris Bosh in front of the Spurs bench.
Game seven will be played Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., in Miami.