Allen clutch three sent game into overtime, with Miami closing it out.
The Miami Heat sealed a thrilling 103-100 overtime win over the San Antonio Spurs at the AA Arena on Tuesday night to force the NBA Finals 2013 into a Game 7 decider.
In an incredible game that would have delighted NBA fans across the world, it was Ray Allen who came up with a clutch three in regulation to tie the scores and force another five minutes of action.
The Spurs thought they had done enough to clinch their fifth championship, but a combination of missed free-throws and turnovers down the stretch ensured they will have to go again on Thursday if they are to prevent the Heat from making it back-to-back titles.
Tim Duncan ended the game with 30 points, but struggled to continue his scoring in the second half. Elsewhere, he was well supported by Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker who had 22 and 19 points apiece.
However, having come out after the half-time interval more aggressive and attacking the basket with greater regularity, LeBron James led the scoring for the hosts with 32 points. The league MVP will owe a huge debt of gratitude to Chris Bosh though, who came up with huge defensive plays that ultimately helped decide the outcome.
The Heat will undoubtedly have the momentum heading into Game 7, and will have the backing of a raucous AA Arena behind them. For the Spurs, the heartbreak of being unable to close out this game will have to be quickly forgotten, as they look to go again on Thursday.
Coach Gregg Popovich was left infuriated with some of the calls in the closing stages of the game, and he will need a much better performance from Manu Ginobili and key shooters such as Danny Green and Gary Neal if they are to secure a win against the odds.