The Dallas Mavericks chance at staying alive in Game Three slipped away as easily as their 13 point lead in the fourth
With 1.4 second left on the game clock, Dirk Nowitzki missed a game tying freethrow.
"I missed the freethrow. I was a little strong so, this was a tough (loss) to swallow for us," Nowitzki said after the game.
The Heat staged their largest post season comeback in team history in the last six and a half minutes of the game.
"We were stuck in mud," said Heat Coach Pat Riley. "I think it was an absolute case of team that wanted it so much."
"We got into sort of a hole," said Heat Center Shaquille O'Neal. "We still made a lot of silly mistakes but we never gave up, we just kept playing. We showed a lot of heart "
Still battling illness it was Dwayne Wade who really brought the heat, scoring 15 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter.