2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
41-41, 3rd in Southeast
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Behind Pat Riley's pitch to save Miami's Big Three (2:20)
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Pat Riley and the breakup of Miami's Big Three (3:14)
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11hWright Thompson

Pat Riley's end game

This was the NBA legend's most difficult season in 50 years. So why, after nine championships, doesn't he just walk away? If only it were that easy.

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6dChad Ford

Leaf could be long-term upgrade for Heat

With Hassan Whiteside already manning the middle, it would make sense for Miami to draft a 4 with a inside-outside skill set like TJ Leaf.

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Quick Takes on Luck, Bosh and Jazz-Clippers (1:45)
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Heat want players to 'still feel at home here'

The Heat have told players -- whether they're about to become free agents or not -- that they're welcome to stick around and keep working over the coming weeks.

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Relive the race for the eighth spot (1:57)
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The best plays from the regular season (3:17)
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Rose on Erik Spoelstra's candidacy for COY

ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose weighs in on Erik Spoelstra's Coach of the Year candidacy, the state of the Cavaliers, playoff expectations for Cleveland and the Warriors, the MVP race and player rests.

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No playoffs will hurt Spoelstra for COY (0:46)
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12dSN Staff

Vote: What's next for the Miami Heat?

Take a look back on the Heat's season and look ahead to the offseason. Will Pat Riley be able to lure another star to Miami?

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Spoelstra says Heat's season like losing in Finals (0:57)
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Heat victorious but miss playoffs (0:51)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The previous NBA record in this category according to the Elias Sports Bureau: Phoenix missed the playoffs in 1970-71 after a 26-15 finish.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Our pals at @EliasSports say Miami's 30-11 record in the second half is BY FAR the best in NBA history for a team that missed the playoffs.

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13dChris Forsberg

Celts clinch top seed as East playoff picture set

The matchups in the Eastern Conference first round will be: No. 1 seed Boston-No. 8 Chicago; No. 2 Cleveland-No. 7 Indiana; No. 3 Toronto-No. 6 Milwaukee; No. 4 Washington-No. 5 Atlanta.

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Johnson, Whiteside team up for alley-oop (0:20)
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Reed attacks the rim (0:21)
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Reed stays with it for putback (0:23)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.221st
Rebounds Per Game43.615th
Assists Per Game21.222nd
Points Allowed102.15th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174141.500
2015-164834.585
2014-153745.451
2013-145428.659
2012-136616.805