1999-2000 Miami Heat Season
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1999%E2%80%932000 Miami Heat Season
1999-2000 Miami Heat season
Division champions
Head coachPat Riley
Arena(October-December): Miami Arena
(January-Present): American Airlines Arena
Results
Record52–30 (.634)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEastern Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Knicks 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionSunshine Network, WAMI
RadioWIOD

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. They played their final home game at the Miami Arena on December 28, 1999 against the Minnesota Timberwolves and then moved into the American Airlines Arena on January 2, 2000 against the Orlando Magic. 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 an 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

Draft picks

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

Regular season

Standings

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

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

East First Round

(2) Miami Heat vs. (7) Detroit Pistons Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first playoff meeting between the Pistons and Heat.

April 29
Miami Heat 91, Detroit Pistons 72
Miami wins series, 3-0

Eastern Semifinals

(2) Miami Heat vs. (3) New York Knicks Last Playoff Meeting: 1999 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3-2)

May 21
New York Knicks 83, Miami Heat 82
New York wins series, 4-3

Player stats

Regular season

Playoffs

Honors

References

  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 2017.
  3. ^ "NBA 1999-00 Regular Season Standings". NBAUniverse.com. Retrieved 2012.

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