Kemba Walker almost single-handledly led the Hornets back in crunch time that would have clinched the series, but it was Dwyane Wade -- in a legendary performance -- who landed the final blow with two jaw-dropping 3-pointers in the final minutes of the game. Both shots came as a result of the shot clock winding down and he had only attempted one in the series. His last made 3-pointer was in December and he only converted seven of them in the regular season. He had 10 fourth quarter points to finish with 23 points to lead the Heat. Wade's chase down block on Walker also helped secure the breathtaking victory.
The Heat stayed competitive throughout the game and was able to withstand several runs of the Hornets. Even still, they had to battle foul trouble and also showed signs of their continued offensive struggles but displayed much needed toughness on the defensive end that was missing in their previous losses this series.
Miami's 32 points in the second quarter helped secure a small lead but they were able to stay ahead despite the best efforts of Walker, who was unstoppable from inside and out to lead the Hornets with 37 points on 14-30 shooting. This time Jeremy Lin struggled with his shot and was shut down on his penetration with tighter defensive rotations and timely charges. Marvin Williams again was atrocious, with zero points on 0-7 shooting. Nicolas Batum didn't look himself on the floor and was a non-factor with six points in 15 minutes off the bench.
Luol Deng scored first for the Heat and was a huge presence on both ends of the floor. He had 21 points on 9-14 shooting. Though he initially struggled, Goran Dragic came around with an excellent second half performance and was able to knock down several timely baskets to help fend off the Hornets.
Game 7 will be played on Sunday at 1:00pm and will be televised nationally on ABC. Tickets are available on Saturday at noon on Heat.com.