Ray Allen's Three-Pointer, LeBron's Fourth Quarter Keep the Heat's Hopes Alive

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See you Thursday night. With less than three seconds left and the Heat down three, the ball found Ray Allen in the corner, and he buried it, sending the game into overtime and sending fans' hearts into their esophaguses. Miami went on to win in overtime 103-100 in what might be the greatest game in Miami Heat history, if not NBA Finals history. Other than that, it was a snoozer.

Entering the fourth quarter, a headband-clad LeBron was 3-12. He would end the game with 32 points, ten rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, two blocks, one Miami New Times recap guy who wants to be more than friends, and zero headbands.

Not only that, but he also played lock-down defense on Tony Parker SO HARD that for a good chunk of the final period, Parker was forced to the bench with cramps and a terrific idea as to what Derrick Rose was talking about when he said LeBron is a big meanie and won't let him score.

"If we were going to go down tonight, we're going to go down with me leaving every little bit of energy that I had on the floor," James told reporters. No shit. LeBron had the looks of a guy who was fighting for his life in the fourth. Spoelstra sat Wade and Bosh for most of the comeback run, not daring to call a timeout with LeBron in that kind of zone. When it was all said and done, LeBron James played 50 minutes, the last 17 at the kind of pace never seen before. Nobody even knows what happened to LeBron's headband. Rumor is it left early to beat traffic, like some completely fraudulent Heat fans. Just an amazing effort by LeBron to close the most important game of his life.

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21 comments
Kristina Rodriguez
Kristina Rodriguez

Screaming like someone was murdering me and running around my living room!!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Oh how I wish I were down in beautiful Miami to cover ALL bets & laugh when San Antonio POUNDS your asses in game 7 ! It's almost worth the flight from Denver . Then perhaps someone could explain to me why the Kremlin has more Super Bowl rings than Dan Marino .......

Todd Britt
Todd Britt

Sitting in front of the television bugging out, lol.

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

I had to smoke three cigarettes after that shot.....

Elsa Jimenez
Elsa Jimenez

at home pacing and breathing, and trying not to go into labor!!! What a game!

Yuniel Gonzalez
Yuniel Gonzalez

My sofa screaming at the tv and having a heart attack, go heat haters will hate,

Alexander Fernandez
Alexander Fernandez

The new Heat Hater mantra: "Miami fans suck, they were leaving early" The NBA was bringing down the trophy to the Spurs and had yellow-taped the area. Eff you, Haters; we're kicking their ass in Thursday

Jeannie Necessary
Jeannie Necessary

Celebrating my birthday, watching the game at home with friends, losing my mind when he hit the shot. Amazing!

Melody Simmons
Melody Simmons

I was screaming and running around my living room! Shame on those fans that left early!!!

HEATNATION
HEATNATION

@Juan_Leg TOO BAD YOU DIDN'T GET A FRONT ROW SEAT ALL THE WAY FROM DENVER YOU LOSER.

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