Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
LeBron James added five points, five assists and two rebounds for the Heat, who were down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series and needed a win to keep their hopes of defending their title alive.
Tim Duncan had 12 points and three rebounds and Kawhi Leonard scored eight points for the Spurs as they looked to close out the Heat and win their fifth title.
Game 7, if necessary, is on Thursday night in Miami.
Chalmers was 4 for 19 over his last three games, but came alive in this must-win for Miami. He made 4 of 6 shots, including two 3s, to get the Heat out quickly.
Tony Parker had four assists, but was quiet with just two points in the first quarter for San Antonio, which shot 61 percent.
Dwyane Wade seemed to tweak his left knee after being whistled for an offensive foul early in the first q...