Jesus hits the three to send the game into overtime. Jesus Shuttlesworth or for those who has never watched the movie “He Got Game” we are talking about Mr. Ray Allen. If the Miami Heat go on to win the 2013 NBA Championship, they can thank Chris Bosh for the rebound and pass to Allen. They can thank Allen for hitting the most clutch shot in the NBA Playoffs to send the game into overtime. Allen legacy as a shooter grew a little larger with the shot from downtown that ultimately led to 103-100 victory and a critical Game 7. By far, Game 6 of the NBA Finals was possibly the best in the last few years, and it is the best game of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Allen finished the game with 9 points but 3 points of his nine will get replayed for years to come if the Heat can defeat the Spurs in Game 7 on Thursday. Now, it was not only Allen, but Chris Bosh had the most important rebound of the season. Bosh came up big on defense when Miami needed. He finished the game with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Without a big 4th quarter by LeBron James, everyone would be writing about Duncan and Spurs winning their 5th NBA Championship. A Spurs win of 2013 NBA Championship may be a headline in the making; however, it will not grab any press until a winner takes all Game 7 on Thursday is played. James finished the game with 32 points. James was not going to lose at least that what his effort in the 4th period screamed. He did not hit the game-tying shot, but he is the reason that the Heat were in it when all seemed lost.
The Spurs for the last two minutes of the game looked as if they would celebrate a 2013 NBA Championship win on the home court of the Heat; however, LeBron and the Heat were not having it. Tim Duncan did all he could to end the 2013 NBA Finals in 6 games. Duncan had a career Finals game with 30 points and 17 rebounds. You could not have asked for more from possibly the best power forward to ever play the game. Parker looked almost heroic towards the end of the game. He hit threes, got into the lane for score. He almost single-handily ended the Heat’s season in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. However, Parker’s 22 points was a great effort in a losing cause.
Both the Spurs and Heat played well. Game 6 of the NBA Finals went like this series has gone, back and forth. Game 7 of the NBA Finals, it will be one to remember. Game 6 is what most basketball fans truly appreciate. Now, both sides will have one more chance to leave it all on the floor, but only one will celebrate winning the 2013 NBA Championship.