2004–05 Miami Heat season

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2004–05 Miami Heat season
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Detroit Pistons 4-3

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN Florida, Sunshine Network/Sun Sports
Radio WIOD
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The 2004-05 Miami Heat season was the 17th season of the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Heat entered the season with high expectations following the acquisition of Shaquille O'Neal, and finished in first place in both their division and Conference. They were eventually eliminated in seven games during the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2005 NBA Playoffs by the Eastern Conference champion Detroit Pistons.

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

2004 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2004 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 19 Dorell Wright Forward  United States South Kent Prep HS (CT)
2 47 Pape Sow Forward  Senegal Cal State Fullerton
2 53 Matt Freije Forward  United States Vanderbilt

Free agency[edit]

Re-signings:

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

2004 Pre-season Game Log: 4–3–0 (Home: 3–0–0 ; Road: 1–3–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Venue Record Recap
1 October 10 Miami Heat 75-85 Houston Rockets Loss Toyota Center 0-1
2 October 15 Orlando Magic 89-95 Miami Heat Win St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa, Florida) 1-1
3 October 16 Detroit Pistons 74-83 Miami Heat Win ALLTEL Arena (Little Rock, Arkansas) 2-1
4 October 18 Atlanta Hawks 82-92 Miami Heat Win American Airlines Arena 3-1
5 October 22 Miami Heat 113-82 Atlanta Hawks Win Philips Arena 4-1
6 October 26 Miami Heat 74-82 Charlotte Bobcats Loss Charlotte Coliseum 4-2
7 October 27 Miami Heat 103-109 Orlando Magic Loss TD Waterhouse Centre 4-3

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Miami Heat 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 15–1 82
Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14 29–12 16–25 10–6 82
Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23 24–17 12–29 6–10 82
Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41 14–27 4–37 7–9 82
Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46 9–32 4–37 2–14 82

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Heat clinched a 1st seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2005 NBA Playoffs.

Game log[edit]

Template:2005 Miami Heat playoffs game log

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Shaquielle O'Neal from L.A. Lakers

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Subtractions[edit]

References[edit]