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Miami Heat


ABOUT

Full NameMiami Heat

Nick NameThe Heat

Founded1988

GroundAmerican Airlines Arena

Prominent PlayersJimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, Bam Adebayo, Duncan Robinson, Udonis Haslem, PJ Tucker

ABOUT

The Miami Heat are an American Basketball team competing in Eastern Conference Southeast Division of the NBA. The Heat was founded in 1988 and plays its home games at the American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat has won three NBA Championships.

 

Heat history

 

Miami has won over 1,000 regular season games, made 17 playoff appearances, and won 13 division titles, Five conference titles and three NBA Championships. The Heat won their First NBA Championship in 2006. After the success in 2006, the Heat reached the Playoff stage three times in the next four seasons. In each of the three Playoff appearances, the Heat were knocked out in the First round itself. In 2010, Heat signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh starting the Big 3 era of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The Big 3 led Miami to their second and third Championships in 2012 and 2013. The Miami Heat had a phenomenal 2012-13 season, in which they won 66 matches and lost only 16, including a 27-game winning streak. Some of the team's notable former players include: Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade etc.

 

Heat in recent years

 

After the departure of LeBron James back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the rebuild was centered around D Wade and Chris Bosh. However after finishing with a record of 37-45, the Heat decided to select Justise Winslow as the 10th pick during the NBA draft. The following season, Heat finished with a record of 48-34 and reached the semifinals in the playoffs. Despite making the postseason, there were too many contractual issues involving Wade which led him to move to Chicago Bulls.

 

Wade eventually returned from the Cleveland Cavaliers as Bosh had medical issues due to which he was forced into retirement. The franchise traded for Jimmy Butler in 2019 for Josh Richardson and have decided to build around the young core of Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro. The team, led by Jimmy Butler, made it to the 2020 NBA Finals but lost to the LA Lakers in six games. The 2020-2021 Heat Season was derailed by injuries, COVID, and a short offseason. They were swept by the Bucks in the first round. With the acquisition of Kyle Lowry in the 2021 offseason, the Heat look to hoist another challenge for the title.

 

Miami Heat Record - Last 10 Seasons

 

SeasonDivision FinishConference FinishRecordPlayoffs
2020-212nd7th40-32Lost First Round
2019-201st6th44-29Lost in the NBA Finals
2018-193rd10th39-43-
2017-181st6th44-38Lost First Round
2016-173rd9th41-41-
2015-161st3rd48-34Lost Conference Semifinals
2014-153rd10th37-45-
2013-141st2nd54-28Lost NBA Finals
2012-131st1st66-16Won NBA Finals
2011-121st2nd46-20Won NBA Finals


Heat Championships


2006- The Miami Heat finished the regular season with a 52-30 record. On the way to the finals, they beat the Chicago Bulls, the New Jersey Nets, and the Detroit Pistons. Under the leadership of Pat Riley, the Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in six games. Dwyane Wade won the NBA Finals MVP.


2012-The Miami Heat finished the regular season with a 46-20 record. On the way to the finals, they beat the New York Knicks, the Indiana Pacers, and the Boston Celtics. Under the leadership of Erik Spoelstra, the Heat beat the OKC Thunder in five games. LeBron James won the NBA Finals MVP.


2013-The Miami Heat finished the regular season with a 66-16 record. On the way to the finals, they beat the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls, and the Indiana Pacers. Under the leadership of Erik Spoelstra, the Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in seven games. LeBron James won the NBA Finals MVP. 


Current Roster


Sl. No.PlayerPositionJersey No.
1Jimmy ButlerForward22
2Bam AdebayoCenter13
3Kyle LowryGuard7
4Tyler HerroGuard14
5Duncan RobinsonForward55
6PJ TuckerForward17
7Max StrusForward31
8Caleb MartinForward16
9Udonis HaslemForward40
10Gabe VincentGuard2
11Markieff MorrisForward8
12Victor OladipoGuard4
13KZ OkpalaForward11
14Ömer YurtsevenCenter77
15Marcus GarrettGuard0
16Dewayne DedmonCenter21



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