Ray Allen speaks out on epic game-tying shot vs. Spurs in 2013 NBA Finals
When you think of Ray Allen, you can’t help but think of his game-tying shot in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. As a member of the Miami Heat, Allen hit the greatest shot in franchise history.
With the Heat trailing 95-92 against the San Antonio Spurs, Allen converted on a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. It was a pivotal moment because the Heat would have lost the series had he not converted on the shot.
Miami would go on to win Game 6 in overtime before finishing the Spurs off in Game 7 to win their second consecutive title. Allen opened up about his game-winning shot recently during an interview with ESPN.
“We had to get the ball. It doesn’t matter, I can’t sit on the perimeter. We gotta be active contributors so that was me trying to get out there and then CB (Chris Bosh) looked at me and then he threw me the ball. And to me, that was the greatest moment right there. He could’ve done anything with it and I asked him ‘what did you give it to me?’ and he said ‘Are you kidding me?, I wouldn’t have given it to anybody else in the world,” Allen said.
Allen is referencing Chris Bosh’s offensive rebound following LeBron James missing the game-tying attempt. It was Bosh’s rebound which set up Allen’s game-tying 3-pointer.
Although it’s been seven years since the shot, it’s arguably the most clutch shot in NBA Finals history.