Posted June 19, 2013

Heat force Finals Game 7 with dramatic overtime victory over Spurs

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LeBron James and the Heat will live to see another day. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

MIAMI — The Heat forced Game 7 with a 103-100 overtime victory over the Spurs in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

LeBron James shook off a slow first half to score 16 fourth-quarter points, including a key three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in regulation. He finished with his second triple-double of the 2013 Finals, tallying 32 points (on 11-for-26 shooting), 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

Miami overcame a vintage performance from Tim Duncan, who scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard added 22 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio.

The Heat forced overtime by closing the fourth quarter with a crazy flourish that culminated with a Ray Allen three-pointer from the corner with 5.2 seconds left. Mario Chalmers, who finished with 20 points, four rebounds and two assists, was big for Miami throughout.

Game 7 is set for Thursday night in Miami’s American Airlines Arena.

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After bricking one of two free throws late in the fourth quarter and turning the ball over TWICE in the final minute of overtime, let's hope someone finds members of Manu Ginobli's family in Argentina, takes them into the hills, tortures them for the next two days, and then beheads them moments before the start of game seven.

Eight turnovers in the game. A game-worst -21 in the +/-. 

Ginobli is The Queen's Personal B Rhymes With Itch. And, with a little help from Commish Stern to overlook The Queen and Her Court's Thuggery in the final ticks, we get game seven.

Manu Ginobli is an embarrassment to Argentina and to all of humanity