1999–2000 Miami Heat season

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1999–2000 Miami Heat season
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 Conference Semifinals
(Eliminated 3-4)

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

The 1999–2000 NBA season was the 12th season for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Heat signed free agent Otis Thorpe. The Heat played the first two months of the season at the Miami Arena, then moved into the American Airlines Arena in January. At midseason, the team signed free agent Bruce Bowen. Despite Tim Hardaway playing just 52 games due to knee injuries, the Heat finished first place in the Atlantic Division with a 52–30 record. Alonzo Mourning was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, and was selected for the 2000 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, they swept the Detroit Pistons in three straight games en-route to advancing to the conference semifinals for the first time since 1997.

In the second round, they faced the New York Knicks for the fourth consecutive year. After taking a 3–2 series lead, the Heat would lose the final two games to the 3rd-seeded Knicks, including a 83–82 loss in Game 7 at Miami.[2] Following the season, Jamal Mashburn and P.J. Brown were traded along with Thrope to the Charlotte Hornets, Voshon Lenard and Mark Strickland were dealt to the Denver Nuggets, and Clarence Weatherspoon was sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

For the season, the Heat changed their logo and uniforms. The uniforms lasted until 2009 where they switched the logo to the other leg of the shorts, while the primary logo is still present as of 2017.

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]

Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 12 United States Bowen, Bruce 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Cal State Fullerton
F/C 42 United States Brown, P. J. 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Louisiana Tech
G/F 32 United States Buford, Rodney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Creighton
G 25 United States Carter, Anthony 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Hawaiʻi
C 4 United States Causwell, Duane 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Temple
G 10 United States Hardaway, Tim 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UTEP
F 40 United States James, Tim 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Miami (FL)
F 6 United States Jamison, Harold Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Clemson
G 21 United States Lenard, Voshon Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Minnesota
G/F 9 United States Majerle, Dan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Central Michigan
F 24 United States Mashburn, Jamal 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kentucky
C 33 United States Mourning, Alonzo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Georgetown
F 5 United States Strickland, Mark 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Temple
F/C 52 United States Thorpe, Otis 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Providence
F 35 United States Weatherspoon, Clarence 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Southern Miss
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2000-02-23

Regular season[edit]

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

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Record vs. opponents[edit]

1999-2000 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Boston 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–0
Chicago 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2
Cleveland 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1
Denver 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1
Detroit 3–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
Golden State 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–0
Milwaukee 4–0 2–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 4–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
New York 1–2 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–2
Orlando 3–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 4–0 3–1 1–3 4–0 4–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–4 4–0 2–0
Portland 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0
Sacramento 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 0–4 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1
Seattle 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0
Toronto 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2
Utah 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Vancouver 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–1
Washington 3–1 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1

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]

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1999-2000 Miami Heat
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Knicks Hand Heat Familiar Fate, Ousting Rival for 3rd Year in Row". New York Times. May 22, 2000. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ "NBA 1999-00 Regular Season Standings". NBAUniverse.com. Retrieved 26 November 2012.