Ray Allen squeezed into the overstuffed, champagne-soaked locker room and was immediately mobbed by a horde of microphones and tape recorders.

Imagine if he had scored a point.

No matter because the last three-pointer made by the NBA's all-time third-point shooter saved the Heat season and made it possible for them to reach Game 7 in which they squeaked past the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 Thursday night for a championship repeat.

"We would not be sitting here today,'' Allen said, smoking a victory cigar a-la Red Auerbach, the late iconic architect of the Celtics dynasty, the same franchise he chose to walk away from last summer.

"Who knew what would happen at the end of the game there in Game 6, just that moment?''

The Heat were five points and 28.2 seconds away from elimination in Tuesday's Game 6 epic. After NBA Finals MVP LeBron James drained a 3-pointer and Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard made 1-of-2 free throws it was time for Allen, aka Jesus Shuttlesworth, to show that at 37 he, "Still Got Game.''

A James' miss led to a long Chris Bosh rebound and Allen, who was in the lane, began backpedaling to the corner 3-point line where he received the pass. In one fluid motion without hesitation Allen drained the tying trey with 5.2 seconds left.

Allen then scored four of Miami's eight points in overtime as well as steal the ball from Manu Ginobili with 2.4 seconds left to seal the 103-100 victory.

"That was my greatest three of all time, just the moment, the situation, what it meant, just everything that went into that possession,'' said Allen, who was 0-for-4 with three turnovers, but had four assists, including two setting up Shane Battier triples in Game 7.