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San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) works as Miami Heat shooting guard Mike Miller (13) defends during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals basketball game, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Gallery: Heat’s overtime escape to defend title
First Published Jun 19 2013 09:00 am • Last Updated Jun 19 2013 11:55 am

MIAMI • The Miami Heat were so close to elimination from the NBA championships that the team noticed officials bringing yellow tape out to block off the court for the Spurs’ trophy presentation. But a couple of big 3-pointers later and powered by LeBron James’ fourth-quarter surge, the defending champions stayed alive, edging San Antonio 103-100 in overtime. Game 7 is in Miami on Thursday, the NBA’s first do-or-die game to determine its champion since the Lakers beat the Celtics in 2010. Here are some of the best images from Game 6:

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