2004–05 Miami Heat season

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2004–05 Miami Heat season
Division Champions
Shaquille O'Neal's first season in Miami
Alonzo Mourning returns to Miami
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish Conference Finals
(Eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Sunshine Network/Sun Sports
Radio WIOD
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

The 2004–05 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 Superstar center Shaquille O'Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers and finished in first place in both their division and Conference. The 59–23 season record was the franchise best since 1996–97. The Heat were eventually eliminated in seven games during the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2005 NBA Playoffs by the defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons. Following the season, Steve Smith retired.

Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal were selected to play in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game. This was Wade's first All-Star Game appearance.

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]

Additions[edit]

Re-signings:

Signings:

Trades:

Subtractions[edit]

Free agents:

Trades:

Expansion draft:

Depth chart[edit]

PG SG SF PF C
Damon Jones Dwyane Wade Eddie Jones Udonis Haslem Shaquille O'Neal
Keyon Dooling Steve Smith Rasual Butler Malik Allen Michael Doleac
Shandon Anderson Christian Laettner Alonzo Mourning
Qyntel Woods Wang Zhizhi
Wesley Person
Dorell Wright

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

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Game log[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 November 3, 2004 Miami Heat 100-77 New Jersey Nets Win Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey 1–0 Shaq has 16 pts 5rbs 2 ast in Miami debut
2

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]

Bold designates team leader.

Name Number GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Dorell Wright 1 3 0 9.0 .273 .000 1.000 .3 1.0 1.3 0.0 2.3
Dwyane Wade 3 77 77 38.6 .478 .289 .762 5.2 6.8 1.6 1.1 24.1
Keyon Dooling 5 74 0 16.0 .403 .253 .780 1.2 1.8 .5 .1 5.2
Eddie Jones 6 80 80 35.5 .428 .372 .806 5.1 2.7 1.1 .5 12.7
Wesley Person 7 16 3 12.9 .439 .381 1.000 1.4 .7 .4 0 3.9
Steve Smith 8 13 0 8.8 .300 .200 .667 1.2 1.1 .2 0 1.8
Wang Zhizhi 15 20 0 4.6 .472 .667 .583 .9 .3 .2 .1 2.2
Damon Jones 19 82 66 31.4 .456 .432 .791 2.8 4.3 .5 .1 11.6
Qyntel Woods 24 3 0 13.3 .417 N/A N/A 2.0 0 1.3 0 3.3
Shaquille O'Neal 32 73 73 34.1 .601 N/A .461 10.4 2.7 .5 2.3 22.9
Alonzo Mourning 33 19 3 12.9 .516 N/A .564 3.7 .2 .2 1.7 5.0
Malik Allen 35 14 0 17.7 .461 N/A .929 3.7 .8 .3 .8 5.9
Udonis Haslem 40 80 80 33.4 .540 .000 .791 9.1 1.4 .8 .5 10.9
Christian Laettner 44 49 0 15.1 .582 .143 .763 2.7 .8 .7 .3 5.3
Rasual Butler 45 65 15 18.5 .399 .373 .771 2.3 1.0 .3 .4 6.5
Shandon Anderson 49 65 5 17.7 .456 .179 .818 2.9 1.1 .6 .2 3.9
Michael Doleac 51 80 8 14.7 .447 .000 .610 3.2 .6 .3 .3 4.0

Playoffs[edit]

Bold designates team leader.

Name Number GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Dwyane Wade 3 14 14 40.8 .484 .100 .799 5.7 6.6 1.6 1.1 27.4
Keyon Dooling 5 15 0 17.6 .494 .368 .810 1.1 1.7 .4 .1 7.3
Eddie Jones 6 15 15 40.1 .455 .400 .738 5.8 2.6 1.2 .6 13.7
Steve Smith 8 3 0 3.7 .000 .000 N/A 0 0 0 0 0
Damon Jones 19 15 15 33.2 .481 .429 .600 2.7 4.0 .5 0 12.1
Shaquille O'Neal 32 13 13 33.2 .558 N/A .472 7.8 1.6 .4 1.5 19.4
Alonzo Mourning 33 15 2 16.9 .705 N/A .558 4.8 .3 .3 2.2 6.1
Udonis Haslem 40 15 15 36.2 .491 N/A .739 10.0 1.0 .5 .4 9.2
Christian Laettner 44 13 0 10.5 .500 .000 .833 1.9 .5 .3 0 2.2
Rasual Butler 45 12 1 15.2 .373 .367 .333 1.5 .6 .1 .1 4.7
Shandon Anderson 49 8 0 12.1 .250 .000 1.000 2.4 1.0 .6 0 1.0
Michael Doleac 51 9 0 7.2 .438 N/A 1.000 1.6 0 .1 .1 1.8

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]