1999–2000 Miami Heat season

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1999–2000 Miami Heat season
Atlantic Division Champions
Head coach Pat Riley
Arena (October–December): Miami Arena

(January-Present): American Airlines Arena

Results
Record 52–30 (.634)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Florida, Sunshine Network, WAMI
Radio WIOD
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999-2000 Miami Heat season is the 12th season of the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The Heat played their last home game in the Miami Arena and their first home at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat finished first in the Atlantic Division with a 52-30 record. Alonzo Mourning was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.

In the playoffs, they would sweep the Detroit Pistons in the first round, but would lose seven games to the New York Knicks in the semifinals. This was the fourth consecutive year that the Heat and Knicks faced each other in the postseason.

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 25 Tim James SF  United States University of Miami
2 53 Rodney Buford SG  United States Creighton University

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular Season[edit]

Season Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 18–6
x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 2 33–8 17–24 14–10
x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 3 29–12 20–21 13–11
Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 11 26–15 15–26 12–13
Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 17 26–15 9–32 12–12
New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 21 22–19 9–32 9–16
Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 23 17–24 12–29 7–17
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683
2 y-Miami Heat 52 30 .634 4
3 x-New York Knicks 50 32 .610 6
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 49 33 .598 7
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 49 33 .598 7
6 x-Toronto Raptors 45 37 .549 11
7 x-Detroit Pistons 42 40 .512 14
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 14
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 15
10 Boston Celtics 35 47 .427 21
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 32 50 .390 24
12 New Jersey Nets 31 51 .378 25
13 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 27
14 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 28
15 Chicago Bulls 17 65 .207 39


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

[2]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Detroit Pistons Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first playoff meeting between the Pistons and Heat.

April 22
Detroit Pistons 85, Miami Heat 95
April 25
Detroit Pistons 82, Miami Heat 84
April 29
Miami Heat 91, Detroit Pistons 72
Miami wins series, 3-0

Eastern Semifinals[edit]

(2) Miami Heat vs. (3) New York Knicks Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3-2)

May 7
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 87
May 9
New York Knicks 82, Miami Heat 76
May 12
Miami Heat 77, New York Knicks 76
May 14
Miami Heat 83, New York Knicks 91
May 17
New York Knicks 81, Miami Heat 87
May 19
Miami Heat 70, New York Knicks 72
May 21
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 82
New York wins series, 4-3

Player Stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards & Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999-2000 Miami Heat
  2. ^ "NBA 1999-00 Regular Season Standings". NBAUniverse.com. Retrieved 26 November 2012.