Back and forth they went.
Miller lost his shoe. LeBron lost his headband. Kawhi Leonard splits his free throws. LBJ puts up a questionable 3-pointer. Bosh gets the rebound with Duncan on the bench (Frank Vogul cringed). Ray Allen did what he does best.
There was more energy in that American Airlines Arena in the last 5 seconds than there was in the first 47:55.
But it was enough to push the Heat to the most exciting game in sports: game 7.
Seeing what this Heat team does in the fourth quater can, does and has made the best analysts scratch their heads and stumble over their words.
LeBron was 3-12 in the first 3 quarters, but set a personal high in the fourth quarter of a Finals game.
So basically, the rest of the team needs to do enough in quarters 1-3 until James' batteries warm up and the title will be theirs.
But before both teams show up for game 7, the Heat have to appreciate how it even got there.
They won despite 36 points in the paint and what felt like none in the first quarter. They won despite LeBron's continued hesitance to penetrate early. Danny Green got his one 3-pointer and that was it.
In the three games the Spurs have lost, Green has had 17, 10 and 3. In the three wins he has gone for 12, 27 and 24.
So get this: when you defend Danny Green, he doesn't score as much. Shocking!
The most surprising moment of the game was not any one shot; not Ray Allen's or any of LeBron's.
It was a Pop's decision to bench Duncan in the closing moments. He gets that rebound over Bosh and the corner 3 doesn't happen.
Now Danny Green has put the polish away for one more night.