19 Jun 2013

Heat come back to keep NBA hopes alive

4:37 pm on 19 June 2013

The Miami Heat have produced an extraordinary comeback to keep their NBA basketball title hopes alive, beating the San Antonio Spurs 103-100 in overtime to force a decisive seventh game.

Miami clawed back from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter before Ray Allen drained a three-pointer with five seconds remaining that tied the game at 95-95 and forced overtime.

Miami then won a nerve-jangling extra five-minute period to tie the championship series at 3-3 and set up a winner-takes-all decider at Miami on Friday.

The NBA's four-time MVP, LeBron James, had a game-high 32 points for the Heat.

Tim Duncan had 30 points for the Spurs, who led 71-58 in the third quarter, but found themselves behind in the last quarter before going on a 8-0 run in the last two minutes to regain the lead.