I think we can all agree that Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs was an instant classic.
There were standout performances from league legends (Tim Duncan's 25-point first half, LeBron James' 18 points over the final 17 minutes). There were unforgettable moments (Kawhi Leonard's facial over Mike Miller, LeBron's block on Duncan, Tony Parker's clutch shots, Ray Allen's trey from the corner, Chris Bosh's big blocks, etc.). There were crucial coaching decisions (no Duncan at the end of regulation, Parker on the bench for stretches in crunch time, more playing time for Birdman). There were high stakes (Miami attempting to stave off elimination, San Antonio trying to avoid a seventh game).
And, to top it all off, there were five minutes of free basketball once regulation was through.
I think we can all also agree that Game 7 will have a hard time topping its predecessor, though you won't hear many complaints if it does.
Where the disagreement begins is in properly placing Game 6 in the context of NBA history. The finals have given birth to more incredible contests than I'd care (or even have time) to count. Finding a spot among the top 10 for Heat-Spurs will be no easy task, but we hear at Bleacher Report will do our best.
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