MIAMI What happened: During their 27-game winning streak in the regular season, the Miami Heat several times made remarkable comebacks to win. They picked a good time to do it again.
The Heat battled back from 13 points down late in the third quarter and from five points down in the final half minute of regulation to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 Tuesday night in overtime in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena. That tied the series 3-3, setting the stage for Thursday's Game 7 in Miami.
The Heat really looked dead when they trailed by five points in the waning seconds of regulation. But forward LeBron James, who had a triple-double, hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left. Ray Allen eventually forced overtime on a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left that tied the score 95-95.
The Heat outscored the Spurs 8-5 in overtime, taking the lead for good at 101-100 on a short jumper by James with 1:43 left.
Manu Ginobili had a chance to win the game for the Spurs, but ...