2006–07 Miami Heat season

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2006–07 Miami Heat season
Division champions
Head coachPat Riley, Ron Rothstein
ArenaAmerican Airlines Arena
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Bulls 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN Florida, Sun Sports
RadioWIOD
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

The 2006–07 Miami Heat season was the 19th season of the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Heat, for the first time in franchise history, entered the season as the defending NBA champions, having defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals in six games. On January 3, 2007, head coach Pat Riley took a leave of absence citing hip and knee problems and was replaced by Ron Rothstein. Despite injuries to several players, including Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade, the Heat repeated as Southeast division champions. With a record of 44–38, it was clear that the Heat was not the same team of years past.[citation needed] The Heat ended the season with a four-game playoff loss in a sweep to the Chicago Bulls in the first round and the Heat became the first defending NBA champions since the Philadelphia Warriors back in 1957 to be swept in the first round. Following the season, Gary Payton retired.

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

2006 NBA draft[edit]

The Miami Heat had no selections in the 2006 NBA draft after the following trades:

Roster[edit]

2006–07 Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
C 30 United States Barron, Earl 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Memphis
F/C 51 United States Doleac, Michael 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 262 lb (119 kg) Utah
PF 40 United States Haslem, Udonis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
SG 6 United States Jones, Eddie 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Temple
G/F 24 United States Kapono, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA
C 33 United States Mourning, Alonzo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Georgetown
C 32 United States O'Neal, Shaquille 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 325 lb (147 kg) LSU
PG 20 United States Payton, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oregon State
SF 42 United States Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 217 lb (98 kg) Xavier
PG 11 United States Quinn, Chris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Notre Dame
PF 25 United States Simien, Wayne 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
G 3 United States Wade, Dwyane 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Marquette
F 8 United States Walker, Antoine 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Kentucky
PG 55 United States Williams, Jason 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Florida
SF 1 United States Wright, Dorell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Leuzinger HS (CA)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2007-02-01

Pre-season[edit]

2006 Pre-season Game Log: 2–5–0 (Home: 1–2–0 ; Road: 1–3–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Venue Record Recap
1 October 10 Detroit Pistons 84–64 Miami Heat Loss Coliseo Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico) 0–1
2 October 14 Miami Heat 81–91 Atlanta Hawks Loss Philips Arena 0–2
3 October 17 New Orleans Hornets 105–109 Miami Heat Win American Airlines Arena 1–2
4 October 20 Miami Heat 95–96 Memphis Grizzlies Loss FedEx Forum 1–3
5 October 21 Miami Heat 93–103 San Antonio Spurs Loss AT&T Center 1–4
6 October 24 Miami Heat 92–82 Orlando Magic Win TD Waterhouse Center 2–4
7 October 25 Houston Rockets 96–71 Miami Heat Loss American Airlines Arena 2–5

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Miami Heat 44 38 .537 - 27–14 17–24 9–7
x-Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 3 26–15 15–26 8–8
x-Orlando Magic 40 42 .488 4 25–16 15–26 9–7
Charlotte Bobcats 33 49 .402 11 20–21 13–28 9–7
Atlanta Hawks 30 52 .366 14 18–23 12–29 5–11
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646
2 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3
3 y-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 6
4 y-Miami Heat 44 38 .537 9
5 x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4
6 x-New Jersey Nets 41 41 .500 12
7 x-Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 12
8 x-Orlando Magic 40 42 .488 13
9 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 18
10 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 20
12 Charlotte Bobcats 33 49 .402 20
13 Atlanta Hawks 30 52 .366 23
14 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25
15 Boston Celtics 24 58 .293 29

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

The Miami Heat were swept in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs by the Chicago Bulls

East First Round (4) Miami Heat vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

ABC

April 21

Game 1 Miami Heat 91, Chicago Bulls 96 United Center, Chicago

TNT

April 24

Game 2 Miami Heat 89, Chicago Bulls 107 United Center, Chicago

ESPN

April 27

Game 3 Chicago Bulls 104, Miami Heat 96 American Airlines Arena, Miami

ABC

April 29

Game 4 Chicago Bulls 92, Miami Heat 79

Chicago wins series, 4–0

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

Regular season[edit]

NBA roster statistics
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Earl Barron 28 0 7.3 .289 .000 .944 1.5 .2 .2 .1 2.3
Michael Doleac 56 0 12.5 .469 .000 .878 2.8 .4 .3 .3 3.6
Udonis Haslem 79 79 31.4 .492 .000 .680 8.3 1.2 .6 .3 10.7
Robert Hite 12 0 11.3 .317 .217 .667 1.3 .7 .3 .2 4.3
Eddie Jones 35 27 29.5 .446 .378 .829 3.7 2.2 1.3 .2 9.5
Jason Kapono 67 35 26.4 .494 .514 .892 2.7 1.2 .6 .0 10.9
Alonzo Mourning 77 43 20.4 .560 . .601 4.5 .2 .2 2.3 8.6
Shaquille O'Neal 40 39 28.4 .591 . .422 7.4 2.0 .2 1.4 17.3
Gary Payton 68 28 22.1 .393 .260 .667 1.9 3.0 .6 .0 5.3
James Posey 71 19 27.0 .431 .375 .827 5.0 1.3 1.0 .3 7.7
Chris Quinn 42 1 9.7 .366 .351 .676 .7 1.5 .4 .0 3.4
Wayne Simien 8 0 11.6 .391 . .714 1.4 .5 .3 .0 2.9
Dwyane Wade 51 50 37.9 .491 .266 .807 4.7 7.5 2.1 1.2 27.4
Antoine Walker 78 15 23.3 .397 .275 .438 4.3 1.7 .6 .2 8.5
Jason Williams 61 55 30.6 .413 .339 .913 2.3 5.3 1.0 .0 10.9
Dorell Wright 66 19 19.6 .445 .147 .744 4.1 1.4 .6 .7 6.0

Playoffs[edit]

NBA roster statistics
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Michael Doleac 1 0 1.0 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Udonis Haslem 4 4 25.8 .480 . .750 5.3 1.0 .3 .5 7.5
Eddie Jones 3 2 22.0 .222 .167 .833 2.0 1.7 .3 .3 3.3
Jason Kapono 4 1 19.3 .471 .500 1.000 1.3 .5 .5 .0 5.0
Alonzo Mourning 4 0 13.8 .909 . .385 2.0 .3 .0 .8 6.3
Shaquille O'Neal 4 4 30.3 .559 . .333 8.5 1.3 .3 1.5 18.8
Gary Payton 2 0 16.0 .000 .000 . 2.0 1.5 .0 .0 .0
James Posey 4 1 34.8 .431 .385 1.000 7.8 1.5 2.0 1.3 7.8
Dwyane Wade 4 4 40.5 .429 .000 .688 4.8 6.3 1.3 .5 23.5
Antoine Walker 4 0 23.0 .405 .500 .818 2.3 1.5 .5 .3 11.8
Jason Williams 4 4 28.0 .250 .294 .800 2.0 3.5 1.3 .3 5.8
Dorell Wright 1 0 1.0 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

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]

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Subtractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakers Acquire Odom, Butler, Grant and a Future First Rounder for Shaq:". NBA.com/Lakers. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 14, 2004. Retrieved May 6, 2009.
  2. ^ "Raptors Trade Aaron Williams". NBA.com/Raptors. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 31, 2006. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "Celtics Acquire Point Guard Dan Dickau". NBA.com/Celtics. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 30, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "Heat Acquire Antoine Walker, Jason Williams & James Posey". NBA.com/Heat. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 8, 2005. Retrieved May 13, 2009.