With the Miami Heat down 4 points with only 28 seconds left, even the Miami Heat fans were leaving the arena because they had conceded the loss to the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, the arena staff already had yellow tape out as the game was still going on. By all accounts, everything was pointing to the Spurs winning their 5th championship.
But then something happened. Ray Allen hit a timely 3-pointer off of an offensive rebound and the San Antonio Spurs missed a bunch of free throws, which led to the Miami Heat sending the game into overtime and winning the game 103-100.
“We didn’t exhale at all,” Duncan said. “We missed some free throws down the stretch that could have clinched it for us. We get a stop, we get a bad bounce and right out to Ray for the 3. We get stops before that and get rebounds, push them out, we put ourselves in a great situation. It was just unfortunate the bounces that we get, but that’s how basketball goes.”
The Spurs will now have to regroup and shake this loss as the Finals heads to Game 7 on Thursday to play the very last game of the NBA season.