MIAMI — The Heat were on the brink of defeat and embarrassment. The San Antonio Spurs were just 28.2 seconds away from a fifth title in 15 years. Their bench was beginning to celebrate.
Yet, the Heat never relented despite their lack of execution. They didn’t back off or slow down as they did two years ago against the Dallas Mavericks. They kept pushing.
And with their season at stake, an old reliable player familiar in Boston came through with his biggest shot in years. Ray Allen sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left and the Heat survived in overtime for an amazing 103-100 Game 6 victory to tie the NBA Finals at three games apiece. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.