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AP PHOTOS: Heat's overtime escape to defend title

Wednesday - 6/19/2013, 6:48am  ET

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade dunks against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half of Game 6 in their NBA Finals basketball series, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Kevin C. Cox, Pool)

The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- 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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