The 2013 NBA Finals comes down to this: Game 7. Either LeBron James and the Heat will win back-to-back NBA titles or Tim Duncan will be hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the fifth time in his illustrious career.
San Antonio Spurs
9:00 PM ET, June 20, 2013
The Heat forced a winner-take-all seventh game by winning an instant classic in Game 6. Ray Allen capped Miami's improbable fourth-quarter rally with a game-tying three-pointer that forced overtime. Despite leading by five points with just 28 seconds remaining in regulation play (and potentially in the series), the Spurs ended up losing in overtime.
"I have no clue how we're going to be re-energized. I'm devastated," Ginobili said after the series-extending loss, via the Associated Press. "But we have to. There's no Game 8 afterward."
The Heat-Spurs series has been a roller coaster ride, filled with clutch shots, surprising performances and blowouts. Through six games, neither team won consecutive games. The Heat aim to change that in front of their fans in Miami -- provided they stay until the end of the game. Meanwhile, Gregg Popovich and the Spurs will look to keep that trend going.
"The best two words in team sports. Game Seven," Spoelstra said after Game 6.
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06/20/2013 11:59 PM EDT
LeBron James: joins Bill Russell & Michael Jordan as only players in NBA history to win back-to-back regular season MVPs and NBA titles.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) 3 years ago
06/20/2013 11:52 PM EDT
LeBron finished with 37 points on 12/23 shooting, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
Wade had 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 24 points. He also had 10 rebounds. Leonard had 19 points and 16 rebounds. Ginobili had 18.
06/20/2013 11:51 PM EDT
Congratulations also to the Spurs. Devastated for them. They were great, and are great. They are legends. Just not quite enough tonight.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) 4 years ago
06/20/2013 11:50 PM EDT
06/20/2013 11:50 PM EDT
Popovich All Smiles
Gregg Popovich is all smiles as he hugs Wade and LeBron. What a classy guy.
06/20/2013 11:49 PM EDT
Heat win their second straight title in a row. Miami wins Game 7, 95-88.
06/20/2013 11:48 PM EDT
Time To Celebrate In Miami
Ginobili missed a long 3-pointer and Wade got the rebound. Heat fans are celebrating.
06/20/2013 11:47 PM EDT
Tony Parker wasn't even on the floor on that last possession. LeBron made both free throws. 94-88 Heat.
06/20/2013 11:46 PM EDT
Ginobili drove to the basket, left his feet and had nobody to pass it to. Turnover. He passed it right to LeBron who was guarding Timmy. 23.5 seconds left. LeBron was fouled right away.
06/20/2013 11:44 PM EDT
Best. Player. On. Earth.— Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) 2 years ago