The Spurs had the title within grasp, but the Heat simply would not allow it. Miami squeezed out a 103-100 OT win to force a Game 7 and cap an epic night, says Michael Rosenberg.
There's no place to hide against the middle of the Tigers' lineup: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are both massive, freakishly strong and hitting savants. But the scariest thing about the game's most relentless 3-4 combo? They're both out there grinding every single day.
Already embroiled in a sensational divorce, Miami's shooting guard is battling a bum knee and fighting to be more than a third wheel. The Heat's title chances, and its dynastic future, hang on him getting right.
The NCAA made grand plans to reform. But the mishandling of a case that originated with the most notorious booster in history exposed a fractured department seemingly powerless to do its job.