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Heat beats Spurs in OT, 103-100, to force Game 7

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R.J. Cardenas runs past a screen displaying a broadcast of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, June 18, in San Antonio, Texas.

By Kurt Helin, ProBasketBallTalk on nbcsports.com

That was a great game.

And Game 7 sets up to be something special.

For three quarters San Antonio’s execution was too much for Miami and the Spurs entered the fourth up 10 (75-65) and just 12 minutes away from a title. Tim Duncan had been a force, with countermoves spinning Chris Bosh around and Duncan had 30 points (and he finished with 17 boards on a monster night).

But the fourth quarter belonged to LeBron James — he had 16 points in the quarter, cranked up his defensive pressure, his teammates followed along and they forced overtime thanks to an amazing Ray Allen three pointer with 5 seconds left. Read the full story.