2007–08 Miami Heat season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2007–08 Miami Heat season
Alonzo Mourning's final season
Anfernee Hardaway's final season
Shaquille O'Neal's final season with the Heat
Head coach Pat Riley
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 15–67 (.183)
Place Division: 5th (Southeast)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN Florida, Sun Sports
Radio WIOD
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

The 2007–08 Miami Heat season was their 20th season in the National Basketball Association. To commemorate the anniversary, the Heat jerseys bear a XX on the rightmost part. However, the season turned out to be disastrous as they finished 15–67, which was, ironically, the same record the team posted in their inaugural season.

This was Pat Riley's final season as head coach of the Heat before resigning for a second time following the season. He did, however, remain as team president.

It was also Alonzo Mourning's final season in the NBA as he suffered a season-ending and a possible career-ending knee injury in a December game in Atlanta. After sitting out half of next season, Mourning retired in January. After his retirement, Mourning did stay with the Heat as an executive.

Mid-season, Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Phoenix Suns for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. Before the trade, the Heat acquired Penny Hardaway, who was O'Neal's teammate with the Orlando Magic from 1993 until 1996. This move reunited the duo. However, Hardaway was waived after a few games and he would never play in the NBA again.

Dwyane Wade, after recovering from off-season shoulder and knee surgeries, battled knee injuries and missed the final 21 games of the season after undergoing OssaTron treatment on his left knee. Wade recovered in time to play in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Key dates[edit]

Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Miami's selections from the 2007 NBA draft in New York City.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 20 Jason Smith (traded to Philadelphia) Forward  United States Colorado State
2 39 Stanko Barać (traded to Indiana) Center  Croatia Široki Brijeg (Adriatic League)

Roster[edit]

Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 6 United States Ahearn, Blake 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Southwestern Missouri State
C 50 Canada Anthony, Joel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) UNLV
G 5 United States Banks, Marcus 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) UNLV
C 30 United States Barron, Earl 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Memphis
C 15 United States Blount, Mark 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Pittsburgh
G/F 31 United States Davis, Ricky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Iowa
PF 40 United States Haslem, Udonis Injured (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
F 13 United States Johnson, Alexander 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Florida State
F 45 Gabon Lasme, Stephane 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Massachusetts
F 7 United States Marion, Shawn Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) UNLV
C 33 United States Mourning, Alonzo Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Georgetown
F 12 United States Powell, Kasib 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Texas Tech
PG 11 United States Quinn, Chris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Notre Dame
G 3 United States Wade, Dwyane Injured (C) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Marquette
PG 55 United States Williams, Jason 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Florida
G/F 1 United States Wright, Dorell Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 420 lb (191 kg) Leuzinger HS (CA)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2008-03-22

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Reserve Inactive
C Mark Blount Earl Barron Alonzo Mourning
PF Udonis Haslem Shawn Marion Joel Anthony Stephane Lasme Alexander Johnson
SF Ricky Davis Kasib Powell Dorell Wright
SG Dwyane Wade Daequan Cook
PG Jason Williams Chris Quinn Marcus Banks Blake Ahearn

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 25–16 27–14 12–4
x-Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7
Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14


Game log[edit]

November[edit]

Record: 4–11 ; Home: 2–6 ; Road: 2–5

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendanc Record
1 November 1 Detroit 91–80 Miami NO Ricky Davis (23) 19,600 0–1
2 November 2 Miami 85–87 Indiana NO Daequan Cook (17) 12,887 0–2
3 November 4 Charlotte 90–88 Miami NO Udonis Haslem (18) 19,600 0–3
4 November 7 Miami 78–88 San Antonio NO Shaquille O'Neal (17) 17,503 0–4
5 November 9 Phoenix 106–101 Miami NO Shaquille O'Neal (25) 19,600 0–5
6 November 11 Miami 75–72 New York NO Udonis Haslem (16) 19,763 1–5
7 November 13 Miami 76–91 Charlotte NO Shaquille O'Neal (17) 12,169 1–6
8 November 14 Seattle 104–95 Miami NO Ricky Davis (19) 19,600 1–7
9 November 16 Miami 91–92 Boston NO Dwyane Wade (23) 18,624 1–8
10 November 17 Miami 91–87 New Jersey NO Dwyane Wade (23) 16,797 2–8
11 November 21 Atlanta 82–79 Miami NO Shaquille O'Neal (18) 19,600 2–9
12 November 23 Houston 91–98 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (31) 19,600 3–9
13 November 24 Miami 99–120 Orlando NO Dwyane Wade (32) 17,519 3–10
14 November 27 Charlotte 90–110 Miami NO Ricky Davis (23) 19,600 4–10
15 November 30 Boston 95–85 Miami NO Jason Williams (22) 19,600 4–11

December[edit]

Record: 4–12 ; Home: 2–4 ; Road: 2–8

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
16 December 2 Miami 89–115 Denver NO Dwyane Wade (13) 16,386 4–12
17 December 3 Miami 101–110 Utah NO Dwyane Wade (26) 19,911 4–13
18 December 6 Miami 106–112 Portland NO Dwyane Wade (21) 19,980 4–14
19 December 7 Miami 113–120 Golden State NO Dwyane Wade (33) 19,596 4–15
20 December 9 Miami 100–94 L.A. Clippers NO Dwyane Wade (33) 16,335 5–15
21 December 10 Miami 117–113 Phoenix NO Dwyane Wade (31) 18,422 6–15
22 December 13 Washington 104–91 Miami NO Chris Quinn (22) 19,600 6–16
23 December 15 Indiana 106–103 Miami NO U. Haslem, D. Wade (24) 19,600 6–17
24 December 17 Minnesota 87–91 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (30) 19,600 7–17
25 December 19 Miami 111–114 Atlanta YES Dwyane Wade (36) 17,069 7–18
26 December 20 New Jersey 107–103 Miami YES Dwyane Wade (41) 19,600 7–19
27 December 22 Utah 102–104 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (20) 19,600 8–19
28 December 25 Miami 82–96 Cleveland NO Dwyane Wade (22) 20,562 8–20
29 December 26 Miami 85–96 Philadelphia NO Dwyane Wade (27) 18,431 8–21
30 December 28 Orlando 114–121 Miami YES Dwyane Wade (48) 19,805 8–22
31 December 29 Miami 74–96 Washington NO Ricky Davis (22) 20,173 8–23

January[edit]

Record: 1–13 ; Home: 1–7 ; Road: 0–6

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
32 January 2 Milwaukee 98–103 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (27) 19,600 8–24
33 January 4 Miami 89–94 Dallas NO R. Davis, M. Blount (17) 20,357 8–25
34 January 6 Miami 94–101 Memphis NO Ricky Davis (24) 14,581 8–26
35 January 8 Miami 91–101 Minnesota NO Dwyane Wade (25) 13,111 8–27
36 January 9 Miami 92–98 Milwaukee NO Dwyane Wade (34) 15,834 8–28
37 January 11 Miami 88–114 New Orleans NO Mark Blount (27) 16,133 8–29
38 January 16 Chicago 96–126 Miami NO D. Wade, S. O'Neal (24) 19,600 8–30
39 January 18 Portland 91–98 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (37) 19,600 8–31
40 January 19 New York 84–88 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (22) 19,600 8–32
41 January 21 Cleveland 90–97 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (42) 19,600 8–33
42 January 24 San Antonio 89–90 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (27) 19,600 8–34
43 January 26 Indiana 98–96 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (35) 19,600 9–34
44 January 29 Boston 87–117 Miami NO Mark Blount (20) 19,600 9–35
45 January 30 Miami 91–107 Orlando NO Ricky Davis (21) 17,519 9–36

February[edit]

Record: 2–10 ; Home: 1–5 ; Road: 1–5

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
46 February 1 New Jersey 85–94 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (15) 19,600 9–37
47 February 4 Toronto 82–114 Miami NO Dorell Wright (17) 19,600 9–38
48 February 6 Miami 95–100 Detroit NO Dwyane Wade (30) 22,076 9–39
49 February 7 Miami 84–101 Philadelphia NO Dwyane Wade (19) 14,103 9–40
50 February 10 L.A. Lakers 94–104 Miami NO Mark Blount (22) 19,600 9–41
51 February 12 Denver 113–114 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (27) 19,600 9–42
52 February 14 Miami 92–99 Chicago NO Dwyane Wade (30) 21,792 9–43
53 February 21 Miami 100–112 Houston NO Dwyane Wade (33) 15,994 9–44
54 February 23 Philadelphia 101-96 Miami YES Dwyane Wade (33) 19,600 9–45
55 February 26 Sacramento 107–86 Miami NO Shawn Marion (24) 19,243 10–45
56 February 28 Miami 88–106 L.A. Lakers NO Dwyane Wade (18) 18,997 10–46
57 February 29 Miami 103–93 Seattle NO Dwyane Wade (31) 12,542 11–46

March[edit]

Record: 2–15 ; Home: 1–7 ; Road: 1–8

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
58 March 2 Miami 109–120 Sacramento NO Dwyane Wade (26) 15,028 11–47
59 March 5 Toronto 108–83 Miami NO Marcus Banks (21) 19,143 11–48
60 March 7 Golden State 99–134 Miami NO C. Quinn, M. Banks (20) 19,161 11–49
61 March 8 Miami 94–97 Atlanta NO Ricky Davis (27) 17,022 11–50
62 March 10 L.A Clippers 99–98 Miami NO Ricky Davis (27) 19,014 11–51
63 March 12 New York 91–88 Miami NO Ricky Davis (27) 19,103 11–52
64 March 14 Orlando 103–94 Miami NO Jason Williams (34) 19,312 11–53
65 March 16 Dallas 98–73 Miami NO Earl Barron (21) 19,304 11–54
66 March 18 Miami 112–106 Milwaukee NO Jason Williams (21) 13,379 12–54
67 March 19 Miami 54–96 Toronto NO Chris Quinn (14) 19,800 12–55
68 March 21 Washington 103–86 Miami NO Bobby Jones (15) 19,345 12–56
69 March 22 Miami 82–94 Charlotte NO Jason Williams (19) 17,522 12–57
70 March 24 Milwaukee 73–78 Miami NO Chris Quinn (24) 19,024 13–57
71 March 26 Miami 96–103 New York YES Ricky Davis (28) 19,209 13–58
72 March 27 Miami 69–85 Detroit NO Blake Ahearn (15) 22,076 13–59
73 March 30 Miami 62–88 Boston NO C. Quinn, R. Davis (14) 18,624 13–60
74 March 31 Miami 85–105 Indiana NO Daequan Cook (16) 11,529 13–61

April[edit]

Record: 2–6 ; Home: 2–3 ; Road: 0–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
75 April 2 New Orleans 106–77 Miami NO Chris Quinn (18) 19,122 13–62
76 April 4 Miami 99–105 Washington NO Ricky Davis (33) 18,875 13–63
77 April 6 Detroit 91–75 Miami NO Earl Barron (20) 19,141 13–64
78 April 8 Chicago 88–95 Miami NO Kasib Powell (18) 19,175 14–64
79 April 11 Memphis 96–91 Miami NO Earl Barron (22) 19,017 14–65
80 April 13 Miami 76–84 Cleveland NO Ricky Davis (17) 20,562 14–66
81 April 14 Miami 75–91 Toronto NO Daequan Cook (22) 18,855 14–67
82 April 16 Atlanta 99–113 Miami NO Jason Williams (17) 19,073 15–67
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates loss.

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Blake Ahearn 12 0 14.8 .263 .294 .968 1.6 1.6 .50 .00 5.8
Joel Anthony 24 1 20.8 .467 .000 .592 3.9 .1 .38 1.29 3.5
Marcus Banks* 36 3 15.8 .450 .392 .771 1.3 1.7 .39 .36 6.6
Earl Barron 46 15 19.3 .404 .077 .701 4.3 .6 .41 .17 7.1
Mark Blount 69 46 22.3 .462 .386 .638 3.8 .6 .48 .49 8.4
Daequan Cook 59 19 24.4 .381 .332 .825 3.0 1.3 .39 .15 8.8
Ricky Davis 82 47 36.1 .433 .405 .787 4.3 3.4 1.06 .17 13.8
Penny Hardaway 16 8 20.3 .367 .421 .889 2.2 2.2 1.19 .06 3.8
Udonis Haslem 49 48 36.8 .467 .000 .810 9.0 1.4 .80 .37 12.0
Luke Jackson 14 1 16.3 .325 .367 .696 2.4 1.2 .57 .00 5.6
Alexander Johnson 43 6 12.8 .488 .000 .687 2.2 .3 .30 .23 4.2
Stephane Lasme* 16 4 18.9 .451 .000 .594 3.3 .2 .81 1.38 5.2
Shawn Marion* 63 62 36.7 .508 .333 .707 10.2 2.2 1.98 1.35 15.4
Alonzo Mourning 25 0 15.6 .547 .000 .592 3.7 .3 .16 1.68 6.0
Kasib Powell 11 4 27.6 .368 .242 .667 4.0 1.6 .82 .18 7.6
Chris Quinn 60 25 22.3 .424 .403 .867 2.0 3.0 .77 .07 7.8
Dwyane Wade 51 49 38.3 .469 .286 .758 4.2 6.9 1.71 .73 24.6
Jason Williams 67 53 28.1 .384 .353 .863 1.9 4.6 1.24 .07 8.8
Dorell Wright 44 34 25.1 .488 .364 .826 5.0 1.4 .66 .93 7.9

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Heat have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season.

Trades[edit]

October 24, 2007
To Miami Heat
Ricky Davis & Mark Blount
To Minnesota Timberwolves
Antoine Walker, Wayne Simien, Michael Doleac & Miami's conditional 1st round pick.
February 6, 2008
To Miami Heat
Shawn Marion & Marcus Banks
To Phoenix Suns
Shaquille O'Neal

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
Smush Parker L.A. Lakers
Player New team
Gary Payton unsigned
James Posey Boston Celtics
Jason Kapono Toronto Raptors
Eddie Jones Dallas Mavericks

See also[edit]

References[edit]