Jimmy Butler, a resident of Miami, had a Saturday escape room outing planned.
By defeating the Denver Nuggets 111-108 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.
The Miami Heat opened the door to victory, tying the best-of-seven series at one game each.
At the last second, Denver's Jamal Murray missed a 3-point attempt that would have necessitated overtime.
Miami overcame an 83-75 deficit in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Nuggets 36-25 in the final 12 minutes.
Miami's top scorers were Gabe Vincent (23 points), Bam Adebayo (21 points, 9 rebounds), and Jimmy Butler (21 points, 9 assists).
The next two games of the series will be played in Miami, with Game 3 taking place on Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC).
Following a sluggish performance in Game 1 following a seven-game Eastern Conference finals series against Boston, the Heat played better in the second game.