2012–13 Miami Heat season

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2012–13 Miami Heat season
Head coach Erik Spoelstra
Owner(s) Micky Arison
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 66–16 (.805)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions
(won 4–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Sun Sports
Radio 790 The Ticket
< 2011–12 2013–14 >

The 2012–13 Miami Heat season was the franchise's 25th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They came into the season as the defending time NBA champions, back-to-back Eastern Conference champions, the third season playing with the "Big Three" of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh, and the fifth season under head coach Erik Spoelstra. During the season, the Heat embarked on a historic 27-game winning streak, the second longest in NBA history. On June 3, 2013, the Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals to become the first team since the Chicago Bulls in 1998 to Three-peat as Eastern Conference champions. The Heat then defeated the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Finals that went the full seven games, which also echoed the 1997-98 Bulls as they had also been the last Eastern team to repeat as NBA champions.

Key dates[edit]

Dwyane Wade
Chris Bosh
  • June 28: The 2012 NBA Draft took place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
  • July 11: The Heat signed Ray Allen, the NBA's all-time leader in three-pointers made.[1]
  • October 30: The Heat opened the season with a 120-107 home victory over the Boston Celtics. The previous year's players received their championship rings and the team raised their 2nd championship banner into the American Airlines Arena rafters.
  • November 3: LeBron James was honored before the game when the team raised a banner for his Olympic achievement. He is the fourth player in Heat history to win a gold medal, joining Dwyane Wade, Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning.
  • November 21: Udonis Haslem surpassed Alonzo Mourning in all-time rebounding for the Miami Heat and became the first undrafted player in NBA history to lead a franchise in rebounding. Adding to this accomplishment, Haslem has now starred in the most Miami Heat games played, one more than fellow captain Dwyane Wade.
  • November 24: Chris Bosh surpassed the 13,000-point plateau.
  • December 15: For the first time in franchise history, all 13 active players scored at least three points and converted one made field goal. [2]
  • December 25: Mike Miller surpassed the 10,000-point plateau.
  • January 5: Terrel Harris was released.
  • January 7: Josh Harrellson was released.
  • January 8: Jarvis Varnado signed to a ten-day contract after being released from the Boston Celtics.
  • January 10: The last time the Heat lost consecutive games. Throughout the rest of the regular season and the playoffs, they never had a losing streak over 1 game.
  • January 16: LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points. LeBron James also surpassed the 5,000-assist plateau.
  • January 20: Chris Andersen signed to a ten-day contract.
  • January 30: Chris Andersen signed to a second ten-day contract.
  • February 3: The Heat beat the Toronto Raptors on Super Bowl Sunday to start what would become the longest winning streak in the franchise and second in NBA history.
  • February 8: Chris Andersen signed for the remainder of the season.
  • February 12: LeBron James became the only player in NBA history to post 30+ points and shoot over 60% for six consecutive games.[3]
  • February 12: The Heat win their 1000th game in team history. They became the ninth fastest franchise to do so, posting a 1000-969 (.508) record on this date. [2]
  • February 21: Dexter Pittman traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for the draft rights to Ricky Sánchez.[4]
  • February 23: Dwyane Wade surpassed the 16,000-point plateau.
  • March 2: Juwan Howard signed a 10-day contract, re-joining the Heat.
  • March 5: The Heat beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-81 to extend their winning streak to a franchise-record 15 wins in a row, improving their record to 44-14.
  • March 8: The Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers 102-93, becoming the first team in the league to clinch a playoff berth and extending their winning streak to 17. They also marked their best record through 60 games in franchise history at 46-14.
  • March 10: For the first time in franchise history, the Heat beat every single team in the NBA with their victory against the Indiana Pacers. Miami was able to defeat all 29 opponents by their 61st game.[2]
  • March 12: Juwan Howard signed to a second 10-day contract.
  • March 18: The Heat came back from a 17-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 105-103 to clinch the Southeast Division for the third consecutive year and extend their winning streak to 23 games, the second longest in NBA history.
  • March 20: The Heat overcame a league high 27-point third-quarter deficit beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-95 to extend their winning streak to 24 games.
  • March 22: The Heat overcame an 11-point deficit to beat Detroit Pistons 103-89 to extend their winning streak to 25 games. This is the third consecutive game in which the Heat came back from double digit deficits, the fifth during the streak, and 11th of the season. Juwan Howard signed for the reminder of the season.
  • March 24: The Heat overcame an 11-point deficit with Dwyane Wade inactive to beat Charlotte Bobcats 109-77 to extend their winning streak to 26 games. This is the fourth consecutive game in which the Heat came back from double digit deficits, the 6th during the streak, and 12th of the season.
  • March 25: The Heat beat Orlando to extend their winning streak to 27 games.
  • March 27: The Heat fall 101-97 to the Chicago Bulls, ending their winning streak at 27.
  • March 29: The Heat defeated the New Orleans Hornets 108-89, clinching the best record in the Eastern Conference for the third time in franchise history.
  • March 31: The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 88-86 without all-stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, along with Mario Chalmers, becoming the first team in NBA history to win at least 17 games in a calendar month.
  • April 10: The Heat defeated the Washington Wizards 103-98, clinching the best record in the NBA and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, and improving their record to 62-16 to set a franchise record for wins in a season.
  • April 14: The Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 105-93, avenging the March 27 loss and winning their 36th game at home, the most in franchise history.
  • April 15: The 16th back to back game night. The Heat earned a 15-1 record (.938) on the second night of a back-to-back set this season, tying Dallas (2006-07) for the best record on the second night of a back-to back set in NBA history.[2]
  • April 17: The Heat concluded the regular season with a 105-93 victory over the Orlando Magic. They finished the season with a record of 66-16, going 37-4 at home and 29-12 on the road.
  • April 28: The Heat defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round, advancing to the Conference Semi-Finals.
  • May 15: The Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, advancing to the Conference Finals.
  • June 3: The Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, advancing to the NBA Finals for a third consecutive season, making them the first Eastern Conference team to accomplish this since the Chicago Bulls (1996-1998). Dwyane Wade also snapped a 12-game streak where he scored less than 20 points.
  • June 18: The Heat came back from a 13-point deficit in the 4th quarter to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, with LeBron James scoring 18 points in the period and Ray Allen hitting a 3 to tie the game with 5 seconds left in regulation.
  • June 20: The Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals to repeat as NBA Champions.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2012 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 27 Arnett Moultrie [a] C  United States Mississippi State

a Traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for draft rights to Justin Hamilton and a future first-round pick.

Roster[edit]

Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 34 Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1975–07–20 Connecticut
F/C 11 Andersen, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1978–07–09 Blinn College
C 50 Anthony, Joel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1982–08–09 UNLV
F 31 Battier, Shane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1978–09–09 Duke
F/C 1 Bosh, Chris 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1984–03–24 Georgia Tech
G 15 Chalmers, Mario 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–05-19 Kansas
G 30 Cole, Norris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1988–10–13 Cleveland State
F 40 Haslem, Udonis (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–06–09 Florida
F 5 Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1973–02–07 Michigan
F 6 James, LeBron (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1984–12–30 St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (OH)
G/F 22 Jones, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1980–10–04 Miami (FL)
F 9 Lewis, Rashard 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1979–08–08 Elsik HS (TX)
G 13 Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1980–02–19 Florida
F/C 24 Varnado, Jarvis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1988–03–01 Mississippi State
G 3 Wade, Dwyane (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982–01–17 Marquette
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Jay Sabol
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Bill Foran

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2013–03–02

Pre-season[edit]

2012 pre-season game log
2012–13 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012–13 game log
Total: 66–16 (Home: 37–4; Road: 29–12)
2012–13 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Miami Heat 66 16 .805 37–4 29–12 15–1 82
x-Atlanta Hawks 44 38 .537 22 25–16 19–22 11–5 82
Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 37 22–19 7–34 5–11 82
Charlotte Bobcats 21 61 .256 45 15–26 6–35 6–10 82
Orlando Magic 20 62 .244 46 12–29 8–33 3–13 82
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Miami Heat 66 16 .805 - 82
2 y-New York Knicks 54 28 .659 12 82
3 y-Indiana Pacers 49 32 .605 16.5 81dagger
4 x-Brooklyn Nets 49 33 .598 17 82
5 x-Chicago Bulls 45 37 .549 21 82
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 44 38 .537 22 82
7 x-Boston Celtics 41 40 .506 24.5 81dagger
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 28 82
9 Philadelphia 76ers 34 48 .415 32 82
10 Toronto Raptors 34 48 .415 32 82
11 Detroit Pistons 29 53 .354 37 82
12 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 37 82
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 24 58 .293 42 82
14 Charlotte Bobcats 21 61 .256 45 82
15 Orlando Magic 20 62 .244 46 82

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2013 playoff game log
Total: 16–7 (Home: 10–3; Road: 6–4)
2013 playoff schedule

Player Stats[edit]

Legend
Pos Position C Center
SG Shooting Guard PG Point Guard
PF Power Forward SF Small Forward
Legend
G Games Played 3P 3 Pt FG Made ORB Off. Rebounds TOV Turnovers
GS Games Started 3PA 3 Pt Attempts DRB Def. Rebounds PF Personal Fouls
MP Minutes Played 3P% 3 Pt Percentage TRB Total Rebounds PTS Total Points
FG Field Goals Made FT Free Throws Made AST Assists
FGA Field Goal Attempts FTA Free Throw Attempts STL Steals
FG% Field Goal Percentage FT% Free Throw Percentage BLK Blocks


Season[edit]

     Team High, over 20 attempts

Player 00Pos 00G 00GS 00MP 00FG 00FGA 00FG % 003P 003PA 003P % 00FT 00FTA 00FT % 00ORB 00DRB 00TRB 00AST 00STL 00BLK 00TOV 00PF 00PTS
Ray Allen SG 79 0 2035 292 651 .449 139 332 .419 140 158 .886 40 177 217 135 67 15 103 129 863
Chris Andersen F/C 42 0 624 71 123 .577 2 3 .667 63 93 .677 57 115 172 17 16 44 24 89 207
Joel Anthony C 62 3 566 35 68 .515 0 0 17 28 .607 45 70 115 13 13 42 22 49 87
Shane Battier SF 72 20 1786 152 362 .420 136 316 .430 32 38 .842 37 128 165 72 41 55 34 149 472
Chris Bosh C 74 74 2454 485 907 .535 21 74 .284 241 302 .798 131 370 501 123 66 101 128 168 1232
Mario Chalmers PG 77 77 2068 227 529 .429 123 301 .409 89 112 .795 19 152 171 273 118 12 119 196 666
Norris Cole PG 80 4 1590 179 425 .421 35 98 .357 52 80 .650 18 112 130 164 57 7 104 155 445
Udonis Haslem PF 75 59 1414 129 251 .514 0 0 32 45 .711 97 307 404 38 30 15 45 173 290
Juwan Howard PF 7 2 51 10 19 .526 0 0 1 1 1.000 0 8 8 6 0 0 4 9 21
LeBron James PF 76 76 2877 765 1354 .565 103 254 .406 403 535 .753 97 513 610 551 129 67 226 110 2036
James Jones SF 38 0 221 21 61 .344 16 53 .302 2 4 .500 0 22 22 13 2 6 3 16 60
Rashard Lewis PF 55 9 792 103 249 .414 51 131 .389 28 45 .622 19 102 121 30 21 14 33 67 285
Jarvis Varnado PF 8 0 40 1 3 .333 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 2 0 2 5 9 2
Dwyane Wade SG 69 69 2391 569 1093 .521 17 66 .258 308 425 .725 86 258 344 352 128 56 194 140 1463

Playoffs[edit]

     Team High, over 20 attempts

Player 00Pos 00G 00GS 00MP 00FG 00FGA 00FG % 003P 003PA 003P % 00FT 00FTA 00FT % 00ORB 00DRB 00TRB 00AST 00STL 00BLK 00TOV 00PF 00PTS
Ray Allen SG 23 0 573 74 172 .430 39 96 .406 47 54 .870 13 51 64 29 12 3 27 42 234
Chris Andersen F/C 20 0 303 46 57 .807 0 0 36 49 .735 32 44 76 3 9 22 11 53 128
Joel Anthony C 14 0 71 3 10 .300 0 0 0 0 10 11 21 0 2 4 3 13 6
Shane Battier SF 22 0 392 27 93 .290 26 88 .295 23 28 .821 9 29 38 12 5 6 5 49 103
Chris Bosh C 23 23 751 110 240 .458 15 37 .405 44 60 .733 38 129 167 34 23 36 27 67 279
Mario Chalmers PG 23 23 650 76 183 .415 24 68 .353 40 53 .755 10 43 53 71 21 1 38 70 216
Norris Cole PG 21 0 418 49 102 .480 17 32 .531 14 19 .737 6 33 39 42 15 2 23 40 129
Udonis Haslem PF 22 19 357 51 86 .593 0 0 8 14 .571 26 54 80 6 15 5 14 54 110
LeBron James PF 23 23 960 212 432 .491 36 96 .375 136 175 .777 37 156 193 152 41 18 70 43 596
James Jones SF 9 0 33 3 7 .429 3 4 .750 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 3 9
Rashard Lewis PF 11 0 47 8 20 .400 0 4 .000 1 2 .500 1 6 7 4 2 2 6 5 17
Dwyane Wade SG 22 22 782 144 315 .457 1 4 .250 60 80 .750 38 64 102 105 38 23 58 45 349

NBA Records[edit]

The following records were set or tied by the Heat this season-

  • Most wins in a month: The Heat went 17-1 in March 2013, becoming the first team to win 17 games in a single calendar month in NBA history.
  • Overtime in Postseason: The HEAT’s 103-100 overtime win vs. SA on June 18, 2013 improved their all-time postseason overtime record to 8-1 (.889). Their .889 postseason winning percentage is the best among teams with at least three overtime games played and the second-highest among all teams. [2]
  • DOUBLE-DIGIT wins in Postseason: The HEAT’s 16-point, 109-93, win in Game Four of the NBA Finals at SA on June 13, 2013 was Miami’s 12th double-figure win in the 2013 postseason. The 12 double-digit wins are the most by any team during a single postseason in NBA history. The previous record was 11, held by five different teams, each winning the NBA Championship that postseason. [2]
  • Highest Field Goal Made Percentage, post season: Chris "Birdman" Andersen shot 80.7 percent (46-of-57) from the field in the 2013 postseason. He has become the first player in NBA postseason history to take at least 35 shots and shoot better than 75 percent from the field.[2]
  • SIX AND SEVEN over 30 points: LeBron James scored 32 points in Game Six of the NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 and then made 37 points in Game Seven on June 20, 2013. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first player in NBA history to score consecutive 30-point games to help rally his team from a 3-2 series deficit to win an NBA title. [2]
  • GAME SEVEN over 30 Points: LeBron James finished the 2013 postseason by recording his fourth-straight 30-point Game Seven by scoring 37 points vs. SA in the NBA Finals. He had previously scored 32 points vs. IND on June 3, 2013, 31 points vs. BOS on June 9, 2012 and 45 points at BOS on May 18, 2008. The Elias Sports Bureau reports he has tied the record of the only other player to score at least 30 points in four consecutive Game Seven’s, Elgin Baylor (33 at STL on 3/26/60, 39 at STL on 4/1/61, 41 at BOS on 4/18/62, 35 vs. STL on 4/11/63 & 33 vs. STL on 4/15/66). [2]
  • Highest Scoring average in game sevens: Lebron James is averaging 34.4 points in Game Seven’s of the postseason during his career, currently the best average in NBA history. [2]
  • Most 3 point FG in Postseason: Ray Allen owns the record for most 3 point field goals in the postseason - 352. [2]
  • Most 4 point plays in a Finals game, 2: On June 16, 2013, Ray Allen converted two free throws after making three point field goals, one at the 5:08 mark in the 2nd quarter, and the other with 8:37 left in the 4th quarter. There had previously been only 12 four point plays in the NBA Finals history. [2]
  • Team Leader in Points, Rebounds, and Assists: LeBron James’ 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists vs. SA on June 6, 2013 was the 28th time he has led his team outright (no ties) in each of those categories during the playoffs, the most in NBA postseason history. In addition, he has been the outright game-high leader (no ties) in each of those categories eight times, also the most in NBA postseason history. His eight such games are more than the combined total of the next three players to achieve the feat. [2]
  • 25-10-8: LeBron James’ 32 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists vs. SA on June 18, 2013 marked his 15th postseason 25-point, 10-rebound, eight-assist game,the most in NBA postseason history. According to Elias, second on this list is Oscar Robertson with 10 such games. [2]
  • BACK-TO-BACKS: The HEAT recorded a 15-1 record (.938) on the second night of a back-to-back set in the 2012-13 season, tying for the best record on the second night of a back-to back set in NBA history. The Dallas Mavericks also finished 15-1 (.938) in such games during the 2006-07 season. [2]

Injuries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via free agency

  • a Cut from the roster during training camp.

Trades[edit]

June 28, 2012
(Draft day)
To Miami Heat
Draft rights to Justin Hamilton
Future first round pick
To Philadelphia 76ers
Draft rights to Arnett Moultrie

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Ray Allen July 11 Boston Celtics
Rashard Lewis July 11 Washington Wizards
Terrel Harris September 11 Miami Heat (Re-signed)
Garrett Temple September 13 Novipiù Casale Monferrato (Italy)
Josh Harrellson September 17 Houston Rockets (claimed off waivers)
Rodney Carney September 27 Liaoning Dinosaurs (China)
Subtractions
Player Date left New team
Ronny Turiaf July 27 Los Angeles Clippers
Eddy Curry October 1 San Antonio Spurs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ray Allen to sign with Miami Heat". USA Today. July 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "NBA Gamenotes". NBA.com. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "LeBron James sets NBA record in Heat's win against Blazers". ESPN NBA. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.nba.com/heat/news/heat-trade-dexter-pittman-exchange-ricky-sanchez
  5. ^ Associated Press (July 9, 2012). Dwyane Wade has knee surgery, ESPN.com. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  6. ^ Winderman, Ira (October 11, 2012). Dwyane Wade returns as Heat pound Clippers 94-80, South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved October 25, 2012.