Tim Duncan came out on fire to start Game 6 in Miami, dropping 25 of San Antonio's 50 first-half points to go with eight rebounds. In the second half, it looked like the game might go the way the rest of the series has gone, where the team with a third-quarter lead extends the game into a blowout.
But Miami must have finally felt their backs against the wall, because they started hitting shots, getting rebounds and playing excellent defense. It happened right around the time LeBron James lost his headband. He didn't put it back on or find a replacement, and continued to ball out of his mind. He finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. A Ray Allen three-pointer, and a Chris Bosh block of Danny Green as time ran out, put the game away in overtime, and the Miami Heat forced Game 7 on Thursday with a 103-100 win.
So here's the real question going forward: Headband or No Headband for Game 7?— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 19, 2013
Illuminati hit up LeBron like: "When this headband gets knocked off your head, the ritual is complete" LeBron: "Bet"— Real Shit (@StayFoqused) June 19, 2013
I like LeBron without the headband. He's got a fresh cut and looks less like a Denver Nugget or Melo.— Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) June 19, 2013
Lebron no headband, Miller no shoe, Spurs no championship— Juni0r_21 (@Lincoln_P21) June 19, 2013
My man @notthefakeSVP makes a great point. How great would it have been if LeBron followed the lost headband by stripping off his sleeve?— Rob King (@ESPN_RobKing) June 19, 2013
Our superb NBA crew doesn’t need my help. But Coach Spoelstra should say who sees more Game 7 time: Birdman, Battier or LeBron’s headband.— Rob King (@ESPN_RobKing) June 19, 2013
LeBron James had 10 of his 32 after getting his headband knocked off. Here's video of when it happened http://t.co/YXbuUweOJE— Larry Brown (@LBSports) June 19, 2013
no. RT @Bang4UrBuk: Can we make "the headband game" a thing?— Jason Clinkscales (@asportsscribe) June 19, 2013
LEBRON SHOULDN'T B ALLOWED TO PLAY WIT NO HEADBAND THAT'S A DISADVANTAGE FOR OPPONENTS— Mel (@AsapTwelvyy) June 19, 2013
In final 17 minutes? Spurs were just 9/28 and two were Splitter heaves, one Kawhi on broken play. Heat? 14/23 (60.9%) w/ 8 asts on 14 FGs.— Jared Wade (@Jared_Wade) June 19, 2013
Miami 103, San Antonio 100 | Heat Reaction grades: http://t.co/vSgdXexKjn [fixed]— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) June 19, 2013
BOSH BACKED IT UP!!!! pic.twitter.com/GVvErGuq5N— Mike Ryan (@MikeRyan790) June 19, 2013