The rivalry's central figure was Pat Riley , the head coach of both teams the early s for the Knicks and the late s for the Heat. Jeff Van Gundy took over Riley's stint as head coach of the Knicks, while his elder brother Stan Van Gundy was simultaneously an assistant coach for the Heat.

Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning, friends from their Georgetown college basketball period. Larry Johnson, one of the Knicks, held bad blood with Mourning as far back as their days in the Charlotte Hornets.

The rivalry with the Chicago Bulls began once the Miami Heat became contenders during the s, a decade dominated by the Bulls and Michael Jordan.

During that period, the Heat were eliminated three times by the Bulls, who would go on to win the NBA championship each time.

After Jordan retired and the Heat's fall in the early s, the rivalry cooled but slightly picked up when the Heat faced them in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which ended in a 4—2 Heat series victory and went on to win the NBA Finals, the Bulls would sweep the defending champion Heat in the first round the next season.

The rivalry has intensified with the resurgence of the Bulls, and the emergence of Derrick Rose and the Heat re-signing Dwyane Wade who turned down a chance of joining his hometown Bulls with newly acquired superstars in Chris Bosh and LeBron James who spurned a chance of teaming up with Rose in Chicago.

The revived rivalry has been very physical, involving rough plays and hard fouls between players. Both teams met in the Eastern Conference Finals , with the Heat winning in five games.

The Bulls ended the Heat's record-setting 27 game win streak on March 27, , with a —97 victory at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls ended another Miami Heat winning streak by beating the Heat 93—87 in game 1.

The Heat came back in game 2 and set a record for the largest margin of victory in franchise playoff history with a —78 win.

The Bulls also set a record for the worst playoff defeat in franchise history. The 51 personal fouls were the most in a playoff game since Norris Cole had his jersey ripped by Taj Gibson while driving to the basket for a layup.

Noah received a technical foul for shoving Chris Andersen after he fell on Nate Robinson. Chalmers received a flagrant foul for ringing his arm around Noah's neck.

Taj Gibson and Noah were both ejected in the same game for yelling at the referees. The Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat had a rivalry because both teams are located in Florida, thus the rivalry was known as the Sunshine State rivalry.

The two had met each other in the NBA playoffs for the first time in , with Miami beating Orlando 3—2, they have not met in the playoffs since.

The rivalry intensified with the rising stardom of Miami's and Orlando's Dwyane Wade and Dwight Howard , along with Miami's acquiring high-caliber stars such LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Bosh from the Toronto Raptors and in , resulting in fierce competition between the two.

The Orlando Magic are undergoing a process of rebuilding, however, competition still remains tense. The two teams first squared off in the playoffs in , with the Celtics defeating the Heat four games to one en route to an eventual NBA Finals appearance by the Celtics.

Having suffered first round losses in three straight years, it was the loss to the Celtics that prompted Dwyane Wade to declare that the loss would be "my last" in the first round for the near future.

LeBron James ' own enmity with the Boston Celtics can be found as far back as his first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers , where the Celtics upset the Cavaliers in and Among the two Heat stars, Wade went as far as to say that he personally hates the Celtics, with James' own disdain for Boston manifesting in how he referred to the Celtics exclusively as "that team" in After dropping the first three games versus the Celtics in the regular season, Miami prevailed in their fourth encounter, taking the 2nd seed from the Celtics and gaining home court advantage for their eventual match-up of the postseason.

James could be found roaring to the fans as the Celtics' end came, even kneeling to the ground in relief after finally defeating the Celtics. The rivalry would continue in the following season, where the Heat again took home court advantage over the Celtics, though Boston again won the season series over the Heat.

Despite the loss of Bosh to injury in the Semifinals, the Heat took a 2—0 lead before the Celtics won the next three games; the first five games included two overtimes, Rondo's 44 point performance in Game 2, as well as Pierce and James fouling out in Game 4.

James' 45 point performance in Game 6 at Boston forced a deciding seventh game, where the two teams traded blows deep into the third and fourth quarters, before Miami pulled away with a 4—3 victory en route to the NBA Finals.

When asked about their immediate reactions to their teammate leaving for their rival, Kevin Garnett claimed that he deleted Allen's phone number, while Paul Pierce admitted that it "hurt", though he still considers Allen "a brother to me" for their championship run.

Although the two teams would not meet in the playoffs, the animosity continued in their four regular season games.

The season opener — a Heat victory — included Rondo clothes-lining Wade's neck, Garnett snubbing a handshake from Allen pre-game, and Garnett throwing an elbow at Mario Chalmers.

During Miami's Streak, Paul Pierce went on record to say that he wished for Miami to lose all of its remaining games by that point.

When James voiced his displeasure over the Chicago Bulls' physicality against him, Boston's general manager Danny Ainge called it "embarrassing" for LeBron to complain about it.

Pat Riley , the Heat team president, retorted that "Danny should shut the fuck up. It ended in a Heat victory, one that featured James dunking on Jason Terry ; he received a technical foul for staring down at Terry post-dunk.

When asked about it after the game by reporters, James stated that he was "glad it happened to him. Although the two previously met in the NBA Playoffs when Indiana won 4—2 , as of , the only two players still left from either team are Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem of the Heat.

Both head coaches were fined for statements made relating to the officiating: Frank Vogel accused the Heat of flopping before the series started, while Erik Spoelstra took offense to what he perceived to be deliberate head-hunting of his players on the part of the Pacers.

Indiana took a 2—1 lead after Miami's Chris Bosh was sidelined with an abdominal strain. The series was marked by several suspensions, flagrant fouls, and confrontations between the players: Tyler Hansbrough 's flagrant foul on Dwyane Wade which drew blood , Udonis Haslem's retaliatory flagrant foul on Hansborough which led to Haslem's Game 6 suspension , Wade colliding with Darren Collison in transition, Juwan Howard confronting Lance Stephenson over the latter's flashing of the choke sign to James, and Dexter Pittman elbowing Stephenson in the neck which led to his own three-game suspension.

Indiana's Danny Granger received technical fouls in three consecutive games for his confrontations with Heat players; he stripped James of his headband in Game 2 while attempting to block a shot, pulled the back of James' jersey in Game 3 while trying to stop a fast-break, and chest-bumped Wade in Game 4 after the latter was fouled by Roy Hibbert.

Notably, it was after the Heat lost to the Pacers that they compiled a game winning streak; the last time the Heat lost two in a row in the year were the games against Indiana and Portland.

Several instances of physicality became prominent in the series: Shane Battier received an offensive foul for throwing his knee at Hibbert's midsection; Hibbert claimed that it was intentional dirty play on the part of Battier.

Andersen suffered a bloodied nose after colliding with David West. Ian Mahinmi received a retroactive flagrant foul for a grab of James' arm.

Norris Cole latched a hand on West's groin area as he tried to slip through West. Wade received a retroactive flagrant foul for hitting Stephenson in the head, another incident that the Pacers, notably Paul George, felt was a dirty play.

The Heat survived Game 1 on a James game-winning layup, while the Pacers came back to tie the series at 1—1 after forcing James into two late fourth-quarter turnovers for Game 2.

In Game 3, the Heat set a team record for points in a postseason half with It was the first time the Pacers had given up 70 points since Allen's single turnover was the least ever suffered by the Heat in a first half.

Their five total turnovers is tied for the fewest in franchise history. The Game 3 victory marked the first time that an NBA team had won five straight road games by double digits.

The Heat won the series 4—3, with a 99—76 win in game 7. The Heat stumbled during Game 1 in Indianapolis, falling 96— They would win Games 2—4.

During Game 5 which Miami lost 90—93 , James struggled, suffering heavy foul trouble and scoring only 7 points, his lowest playoff record.

During Game 6 in Miami, the Heat would blow out the Pacers — A year prior, the Heat had acquired Shaquille O'Neal.

Dallas had home-court advantage in the series due to a better regular season record than Miami's 52—30 and took the first two games in the series, entering Game 3 with a commanding 2—0 lead.

They looked set to win Game 3 until a rally by the Heat, including many free throws from Wade, resulted in the Mavericks losing the third game.

The Heat won all of its home games, as the Mavericks dropped games 3, 4 and 5. In a highly controversial Game 5, a — victory for the Heat, Wade shot more free throws than the entire Mavericks team.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as well as Nowitzki were both fined for acts of misconduct. During Game 6, the series returned to Dallas, where the Mavericks fell 92— Jason Terry airballed a three-point attempt that could have tied the game.

Wade picked up the ball, throwing it in the air in celebration as the Heat won the NBA Championship, and its first one as well. Wade was named the Finals MVP.

In the off-season, Miami acquired LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Bosh from the Toronto Raptors to team up with Wade and form their own "big three" to rival the Celtics ' big three that was expected to win the championship.

The Heat finished 58—24, acquiring the southeast division title and the second seed in the Eastern Conference. During the regular season, the Mavericks swept the Heat 2—0.

The Heat cruised through the Playoffs without much competition, eliminating every team — the Philadelphia 76ers , defending Eastern Conference champions Boston Celtics and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls all five games.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks had tallied 57—25 for the third seed, leaving them to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round. The Mavericks had been defeated in the first round all but one time since the finals, including a defeat from the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs just the previous season.

Because of this, the Mavericks were underdogs throughout the playoffs, but they were able to dispatch Portland in six games.

They faced the defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers and pulled off the impossible by sweeping them, ending their bid for a three-peat. In the conference finals, they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder , resulting a rematch between the two teams.

After taking a 2—1 lead however, the Heat stumbled in the next three games. They were eliminated on their own home floor after losing 95— during Game 6 in Miami — extending LeBron's quest for a ring.

The loss had also brought further public humiliation for LeBron James , who had been scrutinized and negatively criticized for leaving the Cavaliers to join the Heat.

LeBron was criticized for only averaging Cavaliers fans rejoiced in the Heat's loss due the anger that was caused by LeBron's decision to join the Heat, which they felt was unfair and a betrayal.

After that, the Mavericks would never win another game against the Heat. Dallas hosted the Heat for the season opener on December 25, of the — NBA lockout season that was shortened to 66 games. The Heat spoiled the Mavericks' championship banner-raising night, giving them a —94 blowout loss.

Although the Heat and the Mavericks have not met in the postseason ever since, the rivalry continued as Mark Cuban publicly discussed his extreme personal dislike for the Heat.

He described "hate" was not being strong-enough of a word to describe his dislike for the Heat. Reid has been part of the Heat's broadcasting team since the beginning of the franchise, first serving as a color analyst, and later becoming the lead play-by-play voice starting in the —92 season.

For the first four years of the franchise, there were radio-television simulcasts of locally-broadcast games before the franchise eventually created separate broadcast teams. WBFS-TV channel 33 was the original over-the-air flagship station for Heat games, with its first stint concluding at the end of the —99 season , after 11 seasons.

Since —05, Sun Sports have served as the exclusive regional carrier of Heat games throughout the team's designated broadcast territory, which includes the metropolitan areas of Miami—Fort Lauderdale , West Palm Beach—Fort Pierce—Port St.

Lucie , and Fort Myers—Naples. Roster Last transaction: — The Heat hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

A drafted player, either an international draftee or a college draftee who is not signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA teams. In this case, the team retains the player's draft rights in the NBA until one year after the player's contract with the non-NBA team ends.

The Heat have retired five numbers, although only four of the players played for the franchise. Michael Jordan was the first player to be honored despite not having played for the Heat.

Pat Riley retired Jordan's signature No. There have been six head coaches for the Miami Heat. Ron Rothstein was the franchise's first head coach, serving from through ; he remains as assistant coach.

Kevin Loughery was his successor from to , guiding the Heat to their first two playoff berths in and Loughery was fired 46 games into the — season, posting a 17—29 record.

Alvin Gentry , an assistant coach who joined in , was brought in to replace Loughery on an interim basis. Miami went 15—21 for the final 36 games, and Gentry moved to the Detroit Pistons the following season.

In the summer of , owner Micky Arison hired Pat Riley as the head coach and team president. At eleven years, Riley is the longest tenured head coach in the franchise's history, as well its all-time leader in total wins and games coached.

Upon suffering a 25—57 record in the — season, Riley abruptly announced his retirement, but remained as team president. He elevated assistant coach Stan Van Gundy as his replacement. Van Gundy is Miami's all-time leader for the highest winning percentage in the regular season.

He spearheaded Miami's campaign, where they held the top seed in the east, swept their first two playoff opponents and made it to the Conference Finals.

An 11—10 record early into the — season prompted Riley to come out of retirement and replace Van Gundy. Shortly thereafter, Riley would win his fifth and final championship as a head coach, as well as Miami's first championship in Riley would retire permanently following the win — season, but once again remained as team president.

His hand-picked replacement, longtime assistant Erik Spoelstra , is the current Heat head coach, a position he has held since At 38, he was the youngest head coach in the league at the time, as well as the first Filipino-American head coach in league history.

Throughout his brief tenure, Spoelstra has not missed the playoffs, even taking the team to four consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals , culminating in back-to-back championships in and Italic denotes still active but not with team.

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The Heat beat the Warriors 73 to Kendrick Nunn led the scoring with 21 points, Kendrick Nunn led in assists with 3 assists, and Kyle Alexander led by grabbing 10 rebounds.

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However, with Wade visiting his former college coach, the team defeated the Pacers in the next three games, to close out the Pacers. They met the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals , taking the first two games before losing the next three, including one home loss where Bosh returned from injury.

On June 7 they won on the road at Boston beating the Celtics 98—79 to tie the series 3—3; James had 45 points and 15 rebounds. The deciding Game 7 was at Miami. The Celtics largely dominated during the first half.

The second half saw several lead changes. In the much anticipated match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder , the Heat split the first two games, winning Game 2 on the road, before sweeping the next three at home.

On July 11, , the Heat officially signed veterans Ray Allen to a three-year contract and Rashard Lewis to a two-year contract. The Heat would go on a game winning streak between February 3, and March 27, [12] Defeating Orlando in the season finale set the franchise record for 66 wins in a season.

By the end of the season, the Heat won 18 of its 19 road games, the best streak on the road to end a season in NBA history. The Heat went 17—1 in March, becoming the first team to win 17 games in a single calendar month.

The Heat ended with a franchise-best and league-best 66—16 record to take the 1st seed in the NBA Playoffs. They swept the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round and defeated Chicago in five games before winning against the Indiana Pacers in Game 7.

Miami lost Game 1 of the Finals on their home floor in a close game that was decided by a last minute buzzer beater by Tony Parker.

The Heat went on to win Game 2 with a 33—5 run in the second half. The two teams continued to trade wins leading up to Game 6 where the Spurs, up 10 heading in the 4th quarter, were in position to close out the series and win the championship.

James went on to score 16 points in the period, outscoring the entire Spurs team by himself at one point. The Heat went on to defeat the Spurs 95—88 in Game 7 behind a point and 12 rebound performance from James and a point and 10 rebound effort from Wade.

Shane Battier also scored 18 points behind 6—8 shooting from 3, after having a shooting slump during the postseason up to that point. The Heat captured the NBA title for a second year in a row, becoming the first team in the Eastern Conference to repeat as league champions since the late s Chicago Bulls.

Miami struggled throughout the —14 season with extended absences of Dwyane Wade, who only played 54 games to injury and ended on an 11—14 record entering the playoffs.

They entered the playoffs as the Eastern Conference 2nd seed with a record of 54—28 team, and with the "Big 3" healthy. They went 12—3 in the first 3 rounds. They swept the Charlotte Bobcats.

They then beat the Brooklyn Nets 4—1. They went on to play the 1st seeded 56—26 Pacers in the Conference Finals, in a rematch of the previous year's Conference Finals. The Pacers were eliminated from the playoffs for a third consecutive year by the Heat.

The Heat went to a fourth consecutive Finals , and faced the Spurs again. The first two games in San Antonio were split but the Heat fell to the Spurs 4—1, failing to repeat as champions for the third consecutive season.

Like the Cavaliers in the off-season, the Heat focused on how it would maintain itself without LeBron. They failed to make the playoffs after being Eastern Conference champions four straight years.

It was the second time in Wade's career they did not qualify for the postseason. Miami had qualified for the playoffs for six consecutive seasons. During the —16 season, the Heat compiled a 48—34 regular season record; however, their season ended in the Conference Semifinals where they lost to the Toronto Raptors.

The free agency was marked with relationship issues and disagreements between Dwyane Wade and Heat president Pat Riley , mostly focusing on how much Wade would get paid.

In September , Bosh suffered numerous setbacks and failed his physical exam with the Heat and was not cleared by the team to participate in training camp. Unveiled prior to the —89 season , the original Miami Heat uniforms consist of simple striping, exclusive only on the right side of the jersey and shorts.

The home uniforms were white with lettering in red, black and orange trim, while the away uniforms were black with red, white and orange trim; the numbers were white with red, black and orange trim, using the same font as the classic Los Angeles Lakers jerseys.

The original 'flaming ball' logo is on the left leg of the shorts while the word 'Miami' is on the right leg. In the —96 season the Heat introduced a red alternate uniform with lettering and numbers in black, white and orange trim.

The original set lasted until the —99 season. The original white and red uniforms were reintroduced as throwback uniforms during the Heat's 20th and 25th anniversary seasons, respectively, while the original black uniforms were used as throwbacks in the —14 season.

The classic white uniforms were used again for the —16 season. As part of Nike 's uniform contract with the NBA, the so-called "Classic" edition was introduced and featured modernized throwback uniform designs from past years.

During the —18 season , the Heat were one of eight teams who participated in this line and wore their black —99 uniforms, updated to the current Nike uniform cut.

The current Heat uniforms have been in use since the — season. These uniforms, though similar, have marked differences such as striping on both sides, change from orange to yellow trim, updated lettering and block numbers, and a modified 'flaming ball' logo on the right leg.

The black away uniform numbers are now consistent with the lettering colors white with red trim. The alternate red uniform was introduced during the —02 season , and features the city name and numbers in white with black trim.

With subtle changes like the "Miami" wordmark on the black uniforms and addition of the "MH" alternate logo on the shorts, these uniforms remain in use with the Heat today.

Following the switch to Nike as the uniform provider in the —18 season, the Heat's current uniforms now fall under three categories. The white uniforms are part of the "Association" line, the black uniforms are on the "Icon" line and the red uniforms are assigned to the "Statement" line.

All three uniforms are now used regardless of home or away games. From —14, the Heat wore a modified version of their black uniforms, featuring the wordmark "El Heat"; a sleeved version was used in For the season , the Heat wore their white uniforms with the "El Heat" wordmark, followed by the Noche Latina version of their red alternates in the season.

The Heat wore a variation of their current home uniforms on the opening night of the —13 season , with gold accents and a patch of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy on the right chest.

They used another variation on opening night of the —14 season , this time with gold lettering. During the —14 season, the Heat wore a variation of their current home uniforms, but with the player's names at the back replaced by their nicknames e.

They wore the uniforms for select home games that season. From —14, the Heat wore special monochrome uniforms: an all-black ensemble in the season, an all-white version in the season, and an all-red attire in the season.

In , a variation of their all-black uniforms, featuring drop shadows, centered numbers and heavy striping inspired from a tuxedo , was used, followed by a similarly-designed white uniform in the —17 season.

The —16 season saw the unveiling of two special uniforms. One featured a blend of modern and classic styles Heat Legacy , while the other is a military-inspired uniform Home Strong.

The Heat also participated in the Christmas Day games wearing special uniforms. In , they wore monochrome red uniforms known as "Big Color. In , the Heat wore a variation of their home uniform, featuring their primary logo and centered numbers in front, and black nameplates with the player's first name below the number at the back.

The Heat have also honored the ABA 's Miami Floridians by donning throwback uniforms; first the road jerseys in the —06 season , then the home jerseys in the —12 season. In the —18 season, the Heat wore special "City" uniforms named as such by Nike to commemorate local cultures and team traditions that paid homage to the hit s TV series Miami Vice.

The uniforms were white with pink, light blue and black trim and featured the "Miami" wordmark inspired from the logo of the Miami Arena.

In addition, a pink version of the uniform was unveiled as part of Nike's "Earned" series which were exclusive only to the 16 teams that qualified in the NBA Playoffs.

The rivalry between the New York Knicks and the expansion Miami Heat was a result of their four consecutive playoff series from to Each series went seven games.

The rivalry's central figure was Pat Riley , the head coach of both teams the early s for the Knicks and the late s for the Heat. Jeff Van Gundy took over Riley's stint as head coach of the Knicks, while his elder brother Stan Van Gundy was simultaneously an assistant coach for the Heat.

Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning, friends from their Georgetown college basketball period. Larry Johnson, one of the Knicks, held bad blood with Mourning as far back as their days in the Charlotte Hornets.

The rivalry with the Chicago Bulls began once the Miami Heat became contenders during the s, a decade dominated by the Bulls and Michael Jordan. During that period, the Heat were eliminated three times by the Bulls, who would go on to win the NBA championship each time.

After Jordan retired and the Heat's fall in the early s, the rivalry cooled but slightly picked up when the Heat faced them in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which ended in a 4—2 Heat series victory and went on to win the NBA Finals, the Bulls would sweep the defending champion Heat in the first round the next season.

The rivalry has intensified with the resurgence of the Bulls, and the emergence of Derrick Rose and the Heat re-signing Dwyane Wade who turned down a chance of joining his hometown Bulls with newly acquired superstars in Chris Bosh and LeBron James who spurned a chance of teaming up with Rose in Chicago.

The revived rivalry has been very physical, involving rough plays and hard fouls between players. Both teams met in the Eastern Conference Finals , with the Heat winning in five games.

The Bulls ended the Heat's record-setting 27 game win streak on March 27, , with a —97 victory at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls ended another Miami Heat winning streak by beating the Heat 93—87 in game 1.

The Heat came back in game 2 and set a record for the largest margin of victory in franchise playoff history with a —78 win. The Bulls also set a record for the worst playoff defeat in franchise history.

The 51 personal fouls were the most in a playoff game since Norris Cole had his jersey ripped by Taj Gibson while driving to the basket for a layup. Noah received a technical foul for shoving Chris Andersen after he fell on Nate Robinson.

Chalmers received a flagrant foul for ringing his arm around Noah's neck. Taj Gibson and Noah were both ejected in the same game for yelling at the referees.

The Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat had a rivalry because both teams are located in Florida, thus the rivalry was known as the Sunshine State rivalry.

The two had met each other in the NBA playoffs for the first time in , with Miami beating Orlando 3—2, they have not met in the playoffs since. The rivalry intensified with the rising stardom of Miami's and Orlando's Dwyane Wade and Dwight Howard , along with Miami's acquiring high-caliber stars such LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Bosh from the Toronto Raptors and in , resulting in fierce competition between the two.

The Orlando Magic are undergoing a process of rebuilding, however, competition still remains tense. The two teams first squared off in the playoffs in , with the Celtics defeating the Heat four games to one en route to an eventual NBA Finals appearance by the Celtics.

Having suffered first round losses in three straight years, it was the loss to the Celtics that prompted Dwyane Wade to declare that the loss would be "my last" in the first round for the near future.

LeBron James ' own enmity with the Boston Celtics can be found as far back as his first stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers , where the Celtics upset the Cavaliers in and Among the two Heat stars, Wade went as far as to say that he personally hates the Celtics, with James' own disdain for Boston manifesting in how he referred to the Celtics exclusively as "that team" in After dropping the first three games versus the Celtics in the regular season, Miami prevailed in their fourth encounter, taking the 2nd seed from the Celtics and gaining home court advantage for their eventual match-up of the postseason.

James could be found roaring to the fans as the Celtics' end came, even kneeling to the ground in relief after finally defeating the Celtics. The rivalry would continue in the following season, where the Heat again took home court advantage over the Celtics, though Boston again won the season series over the Heat.

Despite the loss of Bosh to injury in the Semifinals, the Heat took a 2—0 lead before the Celtics won the next three games; the first five games included two overtimes, Rondo's 44 point performance in Game 2, as well as Pierce and James fouling out in Game 4.

James' 45 point performance in Game 6 at Boston forced a deciding seventh game, where the two teams traded blows deep into the third and fourth quarters, before Miami pulled away with a 4—3 victory en route to the NBA Finals.

When asked about their immediate reactions to their teammate leaving for their rival, Kevin Garnett claimed that he deleted Allen's phone number, while Paul Pierce admitted that it "hurt", though he still considers Allen "a brother to me" for their championship run.

Although the two teams would not meet in the playoffs, the animosity continued in their four regular season games. The season opener — a Heat victory — included Rondo clothes-lining Wade's neck, Garnett snubbing a handshake from Allen pre-game, and Garnett throwing an elbow at Mario Chalmers.

During Miami's Streak, Paul Pierce went on record to say that he wished for Miami to lose all of its remaining games by that point. When James voiced his displeasure over the Chicago Bulls' physicality against him, Boston's general manager Danny Ainge called it "embarrassing" for LeBron to complain about it.

Pat Riley , the Heat team president, retorted that "Danny should shut the fuck up. It ended in a Heat victory, one that featured James dunking on Jason Terry ; he received a technical foul for staring down at Terry post-dunk.

When asked about it after the game by reporters, James stated that he was "glad it happened to him. Although the two previously met in the NBA Playoffs when Indiana won 4—2 , as of , the only two players still left from either team are Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem of the Heat.

Both head coaches were fined for statements made relating to the officiating: Frank Vogel accused the Heat of flopping before the series started, while Erik Spoelstra took offense to what he perceived to be deliberate head-hunting of his players on the part of the Pacers.

Indiana took a 2—1 lead after Miami's Chris Bosh was sidelined with an abdominal strain. The series was marked by several suspensions, flagrant fouls, and confrontations between the players: Tyler Hansbrough 's flagrant foul on Dwyane Wade which drew blood , Udonis Haslem's retaliatory flagrant foul on Hansborough which led to Haslem's Game 6 suspension , Wade colliding with Darren Collison in transition, Juwan Howard confronting Lance Stephenson over the latter's flashing of the choke sign to James, and Dexter Pittman elbowing Stephenson in the neck which led to his own three-game suspension.

Indiana's Danny Granger received technical fouls in three consecutive games for his confrontations with Heat players; he stripped James of his headband in Game 2 while attempting to block a shot, pulled the back of James' jersey in Game 3 while trying to stop a fast-break, and chest-bumped Wade in Game 4 after the latter was fouled by Roy Hibbert.

Notably, it was after the Heat lost to the Pacers that they compiled a game winning streak; the last time the Heat lost two in a row in the year were the games against Indiana and Portland.

Several instances of physicality became prominent in the series: Shane Battier received an offensive foul for throwing his knee at Hibbert's midsection; Hibbert claimed that it was intentional dirty play on the part of Battier.

Andersen suffered a bloodied nose after colliding with David West. Ian Mahinmi received a retroactive flagrant foul for a grab of James' arm. Norris Cole latched a hand on West's groin area as he tried to slip through West.

Wade received a retroactive flagrant foul for hitting Stephenson in the head, another incident that the Pacers, notably Paul George, felt was a dirty play.

The Heat survived Game 1 on a James game-winning layup, while the Pacers came back to tie the series at 1—1 after forcing James into two late fourth-quarter turnovers for Game 2.

In Game 3, the Heat set a team record for points in a postseason half with It was the first time the Pacers had given up 70 points since Allen's single turnover was the least ever suffered by the Heat in a first half.

Their five total turnovers is tied for the fewest in franchise history. The Game 3 victory marked the first time that an NBA team had won five straight road games by double digits.

The Heat won the series 4—3, with a 99—76 win in game 7. The Heat stumbled during Game 1 in Indianapolis, falling 96— They would win Games 2—4.

During Game 5 which Miami lost 90—93 , James struggled, suffering heavy foul trouble and scoring only 7 points, his lowest playoff record. During Game 6 in Miami, the Heat would blow out the Pacers — A year prior, the Heat had acquired Shaquille O'Neal.

Dallas had home-court advantage in the series due to a better regular season record than Miami's 52—30 and took the first two games in the series, entering Game 3 with a commanding 2—0 lead. They looked set to win Game 3 until a rally by the Heat, including many free throws from Wade, resulted in the Mavericks losing the third game.

The Heat won all of its home games, as the Mavericks dropped games 3, 4 and 5. In a highly controversial Game 5, a — victory for the Heat, Wade shot more free throws than the entire Mavericks team.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as well as Nowitzki were both fined for acts of misconduct. During Game 6, the series returned to Dallas, where the Mavericks fell 92— Jason Terry airballed a three-point attempt that could have tied the game.

Wade picked up the ball, throwing it in the air in celebration as the Heat won the NBA Championship, and its first one as well. Wade was named the Finals MVP.

In the off-season, Miami acquired LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Bosh from the Toronto Raptors to team up with Wade and form their own "big three" to rival the Celtics ' big three that was expected to win the championship.

The Heat finished 58—24, acquiring the southeast division title and the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

During the regular season, the Mavericks swept the Heat 2—0. The Heat cruised through the Playoffs without much competition, eliminating every team — the Philadelphia 76ers , defending Eastern Conference champions Boston Celtics and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls all five games.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks had tallied 57—25 for the third seed, leaving them to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round. The Mavericks had been defeated in the first round all but one time since the finals, including a defeat from the seventh-seeded San Antonio Spurs just the previous season.

Because of this, the Mavericks were underdogs throughout the playoffs, but they were able to dispatch Portland in six games. They faced the defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers and pulled off the impossible by sweeping them, ending their bid for a three-peat.

In the conference finals, they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder , resulting a rematch between the two teams.

After taking a 2—1 lead however, the Heat stumbled in the next three games. They were eliminated on their own home floor after losing 95— during Game 6 in Miami — extending LeBron's quest for a ring.

The loss had also brought further public humiliation for LeBron James , who had been scrutinized and negatively criticized for leaving the Cavaliers to join the Heat.

LeBron was criticized for only averaging Cavaliers fans rejoiced in the Heat's loss due the anger that was caused by LeBron's decision to join the Heat, which they felt was unfair and a betrayal.

After that, the Mavericks would never win another game against the Heat. Dallas hosted the Heat for the season opener on December 25, of the — NBA lockout season that was shortened to 66 games.

The Heat spoiled the Mavericks' championship banner-raising night, giving them a —94 blowout loss. Although the Heat and the Mavericks have not met in the postseason ever since, the rivalry continued as Mark Cuban publicly discussed his extreme personal dislike for the Heat.

He described "hate" was not being strong-enough of a word to describe his dislike for the Heat. Reid has been part of the Heat's broadcasting team since the beginning of the franchise, first serving as a color analyst, and later becoming the lead play-by-play voice starting in the —92 season.

For the first four years of the franchise, there were radio-television simulcasts of locally-broadcast games before the franchise eventually created separate broadcast teams.

WBFS-TV channel 33 was the original over-the-air flagship station for Heat games, with its first stint concluding at the end of the —99 season , after 11 seasons.

Since —05, Sun Sports have served as the exclusive regional carrier of Heat games throughout the team's designated broadcast territory, which includes the metropolitan areas of Miami—Fort Lauderdale , West Palm Beach—Fort Pierce—Port St.

Lucie , and Fort Myers—Naples. Roster Last transaction: — The Heat hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

A drafted player, either an international draftee or a college draftee who is not signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA teams. In this case, the team retains the player's draft rights in the NBA until one year after the player's contract with the non-NBA team ends.

The Heat have retired five numbers, although only four of the players played for the franchise. Michael Jordan was the first player to be honored despite not having played for the Heat.

Pat Riley retired Jordan's signature No. There have been six head coaches for the Miami Heat. Ron Rothstein was the franchise's first head coach, serving from through ; he remains as assistant coach.

Kevin Loughery was his successor from to , guiding the Heat to their first two playoff berths in and Loughery was fired 46 games into the — season, posting a 17—29 record. Alvin Gentry , an assistant coach who joined in , was brought in to replace Loughery on an interim basis.

Miami went 15—21 for the final 36 games, and Gentry moved to the Detroit Pistons the following season.

Tyler Herro led the scoring with 23 points, Kendrick Nunn led in assists with 4 assists, and Chris Silva led by grabbing 10 rebounds.

The Heat beat the Jazz 93 to Kendrick Nunn led the scoring with 22 points, Kendrick Nunn led in assists with 8 assists, and Duncan Robinson led by grabbing 10 rebounds.

The Heat beat the Magic 96 to Tyler Herro led the scoring with 25 points, Kendrick Nunn led in assists with 8 assists, and Yante Maten led by grabbing 13 rebounds. ESPN 2.

The Timberwolves beat the Heat 90 to Kendrick Nunn led the scoring with 28 points, Kendrick Nunn led in assists with 5 assists, and Yante Maten led by grabbing 9 rebounds.

L The Pelicans beat the Heat to Duncan Robinson led the scoring with 26 points, Jeremiah Martin led in assists with 5 assists, and Kyle Alexander led by grabbing 11 rebounds. L OT1. Replay Play Next.

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Brown 2, As part of Nike 's uniform contract with the NBA, the so-called "Classic" edition was introduced and featured modernized throwback uniform designs from past years. Miami Heat. American Airlines Arena sometimes referred to as "Triple A". NBA Scoring Champion. What is the name of the Miami Heat's arena? Loughery was fired 46 games into the — season, posting a 17—29 record. Founded in Based in Miami, Florida. Kendrick Nunn led the scoring with 22 points, Kendrick Nunn led in assists with 8 assists, and Duncan Robinson led by grabbing 10 rebounds.

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He spearheaded Miami's campaign, where they held the top seed in the east, swept their first two playoff opponents and made it to when do the heat play Conference Finals. August county play cast Nunn led the scoring when do the heat play 27 tge, Duncan When do the heat play led in assists with 6 assists, and Yante Maten led by grabbing 9 rebounds. The Heat hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA. Franchise History Seasons. These uniforms, though similar, have marked differences such as striping on both sides, change from orange to yellow trim, updated lettering and block numbers, and a modified 'flaming ball' logo on the right leg. Larry Johnson, one of the Knicks, held bad blood with Mourning as far back as their days in the Charlotte Hornets. October 20,

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When do the heat play can whhen heard nationwide thf on The Heat and she also click weekly from her house. A read more of mediocrity followed after, highlighted by missing the playoffs in and His hand-picked replacement, longtime assistant Erik Spoelstrais the current Heat head coach, a position he has held since Having suffered first round losses in three straight years, it was the loss to the Celtics that prompted Dwyane Wade to declare that the loss would be "my last" in the first round for the near future. You May Also Like. Archived from the original on December 4,

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