Is everybody done picking their jaw up from the floor? No need for any hyperbole, that Game 6 between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs was one of the best in NBA history. Two teams just refusing to budge, like two fatigue-stricken heavyweights in a twelve-round bloodbath. That’s how the NBA Finals should be: down-the-wire, unpredictable, and nerve-wracking. Not like those disappointing blowouts in Games 2 to 4.
Tony Parker came up big in the waning minutes of regulation with five straight points. But Ray Allen came up much bigger, adding another cold-blooded three-pointer to his legendary list to send the game to extra period. He was the Whopper to TP's Angel's Burger. Speaking of which, here are some juicy numbers that mattered in that cardiac arrest-inducing Game 6.
9: The number of points scored by Ray Allen—all coming in regulation and overtime.
Could someone please get Mr.Allen's nerves checked, we’re quite sure they’re made of stainless steel. Already in his 17th season, the future Hall-of-Famer could still effortlessly knock down crucial baskets. He saved Miami’s season with that game-tying trey with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation and sealed the win with two clutch charities in overtime. He’s played terrific in the last two games, especially during crunch time, and the White Hot nation is hoping that his stroke will come through again in Game 7.