There will be a Game 7 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Near the end of regulation and overtime of Game 6, the San Antonio Spurs weren’t thinking that at all; they were hitting shots and playing good defense. Then Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard each missed a crucial free throw that allowed the Miami Heat a chance to play another day. Ray Allen didn’t miss that opportunity with a clutch corner three-pointer to tie the game with five seconds to play in the fourth quarter.
Now Miami has momentum once again heading into Game 7 at home while the Spurs will try to muster one last victory in their last hurrah. Tim Duncan played the game of his life on Tuesday night, trying desperately to put the Heat away, but the Spurs were not able to do what they do best when it mattered most and there was nothing Duncan could do about it.
On the flip side, Miami’s real hero wasn’t LeBron James or Dwyane Wade — Chris Bosh grabbed crucial offensive rebounds and blocked would-be game-winning and game-tying shots to ensure the victory for the Heat. Now both of these teams are hobbled and weary, which means there’s no way to predict what will happen in Game 7. NBA fans wouldn’t have it any other way.