The Miami Heat forced Game 7 with the San Antonio Spurs thanks to a remarkable comeback for the ages in Game 6. It’s only after the stats were processed did the unlikely rally really get put in perspective.
Imagine being just seconds away from the pinnacle of your career only to watch it slip away for at least two more days. That’s what happened to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night as the team was less than 30 seconds away from becoming the 2013 NBA Champions.
The Miami Heat had no more mulligans left to play Tuesday night when Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals tipped off. It was either win, or the team was on a one-way trip to an early summer vacation. The Heat fought back from a double-digit lead and forced overtime where Miami held the Spurs off just enough to get a 103-100 victory which forces a Game 7 Thursday night.
The Miami Heat came back to the AT&T Center looking to take a 3-2 lead with the series set to return to South Florida. Instead, the Spurs’ hot shooters stayed hot and San Antonio’s 114-104 victory sends the series back to South Florida.
The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals knowing they couldn’t go down 3-1 to a San Antonio Spurs team trying to capture another championship. So, the Heat did what they have done so many times the last three years, rode the Big Three to victory.
The Miami Heat made their way into a hostile AT&T Center for Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals and quickly ran into a massive mauling at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, 113-77.
Both the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat will be relying on three stars to carry most of the weight for their respective franchises during the 2013 NBA Finals.
While the Miami Heat are still involved in the hotly contested Eastern Conference Finals, the Western Conference will send the San Antonio Spurs to the NBA Finals after the Spurs swept the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals.