The San Antonio Spurs have a chance to finish off the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. In order to do that, they'll need to do something neither team has yet accomplished in the back-and-forth series: win two games in a row.
San Antonio Spurs
9:00 PM ET, June 18, 2013
The Heat, who finished the regular season winning 37 of their last 40 games, were pushed to the brink of elimination by a loss in Game 5 to San Antonio on Sunday. Now, LeBron and the Big 3 are back in Miami to try and force a winner-take-all Game 7.
“I have to come up big for sure in Game 6,” James said after the loss on Sunday, via Sports Illustrated. “But I believe we all have to play at a high level in order to keep the series going.”
Will the Heat be able to shut down Spurs sharpshooter Danny Green, like Chris Bosh said they will? Will San Antonio's Big 3 shine on the road? Or will the Heat once again avoid losing two games in a row?
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"I have no clue how we're going to be re-energized. I'm devastated. But we have to." - Manu Ginobili— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) 3 years ago
Wade was bad offensively tonight, but late in the game, he was rotating really well defensively and causing SA some problems. Credit him.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) 4 years ago
Watch: LeBron James talks with Doris Burke after posting a triple-double in a Game 6 overtime win - http://t.co/lOo6VrwdhV— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) 3 years ago
Let us all recall: Battier's banked-in 3, Parker's prayer 3, two crazy Splitter shots, etc. So many crazy/random/ridiculous/fun plays.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) 4 years ago
Spoelstra on LeBron: "An absolute desperation and will."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) 4 years ago
Since 1986, there have been 14 triple-doubles in the NBA Finals. LeBron James now has four of them. Double that of any other player.— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) 3 years ago
They had it. THEY HAD IT. IT WAS DONE. And then it wasn’t.— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) 4 years ago
"Tim's no more tired than anybody else." -Pop— Courtside (@courtside) 4 years ago
*pinches self. Can confirm that game actually happened.— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) 3 years ago
THAT. WAS. EPIC.— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) 4 years ago
The bar has just been set ridiculously high for Game Seven— Trail Blazers (@pdxtrailblazers) 6 years ago
Don't know if tv cameras caught but Wade Bron screamed at each other when down, stormed away pissed and then later apologized to each other— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) 4 years ago
This is a seven-game series. Just live with the ups and downs.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) 4 years ago
Has there ever been a crazier Finals finish? Conspiracy tweets go now...— Art Garcia (@ArtGarcia92) 3 years ago
LET'S. PLAY. SEVEN.— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) 2 years ago
There will be a Game 7. Bosh blocks Green's 3-point attempt in the final seconds, although it might have been a 2-pointer anyway. Heat win 103-100
Appropriately, the Spurs need a three.— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) 2 years ago
This is NOT the Manu game.— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) 2 years ago
Wade missed a long 2 and Spurs didn't call timeout. Ginobili tried to go coast to coast and drove through 3 Heat players and turned the ball over again. No foul was called. Jeff Van Gundy thought it was a foul. Ray Allen was fouled and he made 2 free throws with 1.9 seconds left. Spurs call timeout to advance the ball.
Toy Parker took a long 2 but he had it blocked by Chris Bosh. LeBron got the ball and was fouled. Spurs had a foul to give. 31.3 seconds left.
Ginobili turns the ball over to LeBron and the MVP goes coast to coast but Danny Green stays right with him and strips the ball. The ball looked like it went off of LeBron and out of bounds but the refs called Miami ball. It will be reviewed. Replay looks like it will be Spurs ball.
Spurs get a stop and now Tony Parker is coming back in. Timeout Spurs after Leonard's defensive rebound on LeBron's miss.
Tony Parker is on the bench on Miami's next possession.
Spurs commit a 24-second violation with 1:18 left in the game. Spurs call timeout. 101-100 Heat.
Wade goes baseline and finds an open LeBron for the east 2. 101-100 Heat.