It’s down to one final game to conclude the 2012-2013 season, folks.
In what turned out to be an amazing battle of wills between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and the Heat somehow found a way to erase a 10-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter, before sending the game to overtime on an incredibly unlikely comeback, led by James and Ray Allen, who each hit a 3-point shot to overcome a late 5-point deficit.
James was having a dreadful game for the most part. That is, until he lost his headband:
James wasn’t the only player on the Heat to make a big play after losing a part of his attire:
Before the frantic finish to conclude the game, the game plan for the Heat was clear: Stay home on the shooters and live with Tim Duncan making shots. The problem: Duncan turned back the clock and dominated:
The game turned into an instant classic with an endless amount of drama, from James’ inability to come up with big plays down the stretch, Chris Bosh stepping up to come up with some of the biggest defensive plays of his career, calls being/not being made, Spurs players missing free throws down the stretch and so on. In the end, the Heat had just a bit more in the tank playing at home to finish the unlikely 103-100 victory, setting the stage for a dramatic Game 7 on Thursday.
Here are the many awesome reactions of the players from around the league, showing at the end of the day, they are as much of a fan of the game as any of us watching at home.
— al harrington (@cheddahcheese7) June 19, 2013
Can they play game 7 right now?!!!!!!!! I can’t get enough!!!! — Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) June 19, 2013
Wow that was a classic…isnt basketball the best??? — Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 19, 2013
WOW What game. Bring on GAME 7 — Micky Arison (@MickyArison) June 19, 2013
This is why free throws are so important! U see games where you win and lose from them. Practice your free throws kids
— chase budinger (@CBudinger) June 19, 2013
Quiet as it is kept Chris Bosh played huge down the stretch and no one is talking about him right now.
— Shelden Williams (@SheldenWilliams) June 19, 2013
So….. We all agree he shouldn’t wear the headband next game right??
— Festus Ezeli (@fezzyfel) June 19, 2013
Ginobli got mugged.. They calling that 9 outta 10 times, and I’m not even gonna comment on that last shot smfh
— PJ Tucker (@PJTUCKER17) June 19, 2013
That’s about as close as you can get to an NBA Championship
— Ben Gordon (@BenGordon8) June 19, 2013
Spurs just lost the championship. Won’t win game 7
— Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) June 19, 2013