Game 6 - In a thrilling game which seemed to be San Antonio’s for the taking, Miami won in overtime, 103-100. In a game full of runs and with the Spurs up by 10 at the end of the third quarter, Miami turned up the intensity and was able to tie the game with a Ray Allen 3 pointer at the end of regulation. Miami then took that momentum into overtime and was able to outlast the Spurs and tie the finals at three games a piece.
1st Quarter - Duncan and Chalmers both got off to hot starts. Duncan scored 12 points and grabbed 3 rebounds to lead San Antonio, and Chalmers scored 10 points to lead Miami. Miami ended the quarter up by 2 points, 27-25.
2nd Quarter - San Antonio began to turn up the intensity. Spurs ended the 2nd quarter on a 17-4 run. Duncan scored 13 of San Antonio’s 17 points during the run and ended the half with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Spurs led at the half, 50-44.
3rd quarter - Miami began to dig into the lead and cut the lead to 1 point, 57-56, midway through the 3rd quarter. San Antonio followed with a 11-0 run, pushing the lead to 68-56 and ending the quarter with a 75-65 lead.
4th quarter - Miami began the 4th with a 8-2 run to cut the lead to 4 points and eventually tied the game at 82 midway through the 4th off a Lebron layup. Miami then took the lead with an Allen layup with 6:03 to go in the 4th. Miami built a 3 point lead, 89-86, late in the 4th, then Parker tied the game with a huge 3 with 1:23 left on the clock. San Antonio proceeded to go on an 8-0 run to push the lead to 5 points, 94-89. Lebron cut the lead to 2 with a huge three, then Leonard got fouled and he was only able to make one of two from the line. Allen hits another huge three to tie the game at 95 and send the game into overtime.
Overtime - Leonard hit San Antonio’s first two shots in overtime and after a Parker free throw, Spurs held a 100-97 lead at the 2:37 mark. Lebron scored to put Miami in the lead by 1 at the 1:47 mark. Miami doesn’t relinquish the lead and was able to hold on for a 103-100 victory. Miami played lock down defense forcing Spurs into a shot clock violation and Bosh had 2 huge blocks, one on Parker and one on Green to end the game.
Duncan led the way for the San Antonio with 30 points and 17 rebounds, but was held scoreless in the 4th quarter and overtime. Lebron led the way for Miami with a triple-double, 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. Miami also had a major contribution from Chalmers with 20 points.
Game 7 will be held in Miami, all or nothing for both teams, either bask in the glory or go home disappointed! I expect Game 7 to be just as exciting as Game 6, which is by far, the best game played in the finals so far!
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