2008–09 Miami Heat season

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2008–09 Miami Heat season
Head coach Erik Spoelstra
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 43–39 (.524)
Place Division: 3rd (Southeast)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in the First Round to the Atlanta Hawks 3-4

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Florida, Sun Sports
Radio WIOD
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 Miami Heat season was the 21st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2008 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 Michael Beasley Forward  United States Kansas State
2 52 Darnell Jackson (traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two future second round draft picks) Forward  United States Kansas
2 Mario Chalmers (traded from Minnesota Timberwolves) Guard  United States Kansas

Roster[edit]

Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 50 Canada Anthony, Joel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) UNLV
F 30 United States Beasley, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas State
C 15 United States Blount, Mark 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Pittsburgh
PG 6 United States Chalmers, Mario 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
G 14 United States Cook, Daequan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Ohio State
G/F 9 France Diawara, Yakhouba 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Pepperdine
F/C 40 United States Haslem, Udonis (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
G 13 United States Head, Luther Injured 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Illinois
SF 22 United States Jones, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Miami (FL)
C 21 Canada Magloire, Jamaal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Kentucky
SF 8 United States Moon, Jamario Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Meridian CC
C 7 United States O'Neal, Jermaine 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Eau Claire High School
G 11 United States Quinn, Chris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Notre Dame
G 3 United States Wade, Dwyane (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Marquette
G/F 1 United States Wright, Dorell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Leuzinger High School
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 32–9 27–14 14–2 82
x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 12 31–10 16–25 11–5 82
x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 16 28–13 15–26 9–7 82
Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 24 23–18 12–29 5–11 82
Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 40 13–28 6–35 1–15 82
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805
2 y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 4
3 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 7
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 19
5 x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25
8 x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 31
11 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
12 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32
13 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 33
14 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 34
15 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 47

Game log[edit]

2008–09 game log
2008–09 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

The Miami Heat returned to the playoffs as the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference after a 15-67 season in 2007-08 matched up against the Atlanta Hawks who in 07-08 as the eighth seed took the champion Boston Celtics to 7 games in a first round series after being predicted by many not even to win a game.

First Round: (5) Miami Heat vs. (4) Atlanta Hawks[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(MIA-ATL)

Venue TV Recap
1 April 19 Miami 64 Atlanta 90 0-1 Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia TNT 1
2 April 22 Miami 108 Atlanta 93 1-1 Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia TNT 2
3 April 25 Atlanta 78 Miami 107 2-1 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida TNT 3
4 April 27 Atlanta 81 Miami 71 2-2 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida ESPN 4
5 April 29 Miami 91 Atlanta 106 2-3 Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia TNT 5
6 May 1 Atlanta 72 Miami 98 3-3 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida ESPN 6
7 May 3 Miami 78 Atlanta 91 3–4 Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia ABC 7
Atlanta wins series 4–3

Player statistics[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 Source: [1]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

The HEAT traded Shawn Marion, Marcus Banks, and cash to the Toronto Raptors for Jermaine O'Neal, Jamario Moon, and a $4 Million trade exception on February 13, 2009.

Free Agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roster and Statistics". Basketball-Reference.