Final: Heat 103-100: Ray Allen did it again, hitting the tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left as the Heat rallied from a 5-point deficit with 28.2 seconds left to send the game into overtime. Allen then hit the clinching free throws in overtime. He finished with 9 points but perhaps the most important 9 of his career.
On the final shot, Allen took a pass from Chris Bosh, took a step back to the 3-point line and fired.
“Well, LeBron (James) took the shot, and I knew we had time, I had to go,” Allen said. “I went into the paint to try to get the ball and make something happen. At that point there’s no guarantee who is going to get the ball or what may happen. And when I seen CB get the ball, I just backpedaled right to the three point line, and I was hoping I was where I needed to be. But I wasn’t quite sure. But just from years of shooting, I got to my spot.”
Halftime, Spurs 50-44:Tim Duncan has gone retro on the Heat, scoring 25 points on 11-for-13 shooting with eight rebounds. He scored 13 straight in the second quarter as the Spurs ended the half on a 17-4 run. Meanwhile, the Miami Big Three have just 21 with LeBron James, who promised a big Game 6, with 9 in the first half.
Second quarter, 4:50, Heat 42-39: Tim Duncan vs, Mario Chalmers, That’s been the matchup so far. The two have combined for 32 points as both teams are taking shots at each other. A classic Game 6 so far. LeBron James has 7 points in 16 minutes.
Second quarter, 8:46, Heat 36-30: Miami is playing at a better level than in Game 5, shooting 50 percent from the field and using five 3-pointers to take control after falling behind 24-19 late in the first period. Mario Chalmers, who struggled in Game 5, has 12 points and is playing as if he did when scoring 19 in Game 2. He could be the x-factor tonight.
End of first quarter, Heat 27-25: Miami ends the quarter on an 8-1 run as they shoot 50 percent in the quarter. San Antonio shot 61.1 percent but committed four turnovers, Tim Duncan led all scorers with 12 points. LeBron James scored 5.
First quarter, 7:14, Tied at 14: Both teams are off to hot starts and aren’t playing much defense. LeBron James hit canned a perimeter jumper for his first points of the game and we also had a 3-pointer from Mike Miller, his first trey since Game 3. Miami is 6-for-9 shooting while San Antonio is 6 of 8. Kawhi Leonard has 8 points.
It’s Game 6 and we’ll have updates throughout the evening. Is this it for Miami’s Big Three?