Miami Heat Playoff History

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Franchise Overview

36 25 3
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2015 - 2024)

54.4% 7 9 0
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Playoff Series Wins Championships

Championship Years

2006, 2012, 2013

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Miami Heat Playoff Results

Year Record Result
2024 46-36 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2023 44-38 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2022 53-29 Lost Eastern Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2021 40-32 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2020 44-29 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2019 39-43 Missed Playoffs
2018 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2017 41-41 Missed Playoffs
2016 48-34 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2015 37-45 Missed Playoffs
2014 54-28 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2013 66-16 Won Finals
2012 46-20 Won Finals
2011 58-24 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2010 47-35 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2009 43-39 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2008 15-67 Missed Playoffs
2007 44-38 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2006 52-30 Won Finals
2005 59-23 Lost Eastern Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
2004 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2003 25-57 Missed Playoffs
2002 36-46 Missed Playoffs
2001 50-32 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2000 52-30 Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1999 33-17 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1998 55-27 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1997 61-21 Lost Eastern Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1996 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1995 32-50 Missed Playoffs
1994 42-40 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1993 36-46 Missed Playoffs
1992 38-44 Lost Eastern Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1991 24-58 Missed Playoffs
1990 18-64 Missed Playoffs
1989 15-67 Missed Playoffs

Miami Heat History

Overview

The Miami Heat have played a total of 36 seasons. Their first season was in 1989, and their most recent season was in 2024.

Have the Miami Heat gone by any other names?

No, the Miami Heat have been known by that name since 1989.

What division do the Miami Heat play in?

The Miami Heat currently play in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the best start to a Heat season?

The best start to a Heat season was the 2011-12 Miami Heat, who started the season 5-0. The second best start to a season was the 2004-05 Miami Heat, who started the season going 4-0. The third best starts to a Heat season was the 1995-96 Miami Heat, the 2009-10 Miami Heat and the 2014-15 Miami Heat, who all started the season at 3-0.

What was the worst start to a Heat season?

The worst start to a Heat season was the 1988-89 Miami Heat, who started the season at 0-17. The second worst start to a season was the 2003-04 Miami Heat, who started the season with 7 losses. The third worst start to a season was the 2007-08 Miami Heat, who started the season with 5 losses.

When was the last time the Heat were in the playoffs?

The Miami Heat last made the playoffs in 2024, when they lost the Eastern Conference First Round. They've been in the playoffs a total of 25 times in their 36 seasons.

When was the last time the Heat missed the playoffs?

The Miami Heat last missed the playoffs in 2019.

When was the last time the Heat won a playoff series?

In 2023, the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

When was the last time the Heat lost a playoff series?

In 2024, the Miami Heat lost to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What years did the Heat make the NBA Finals?

The Miami Heat have appeared in the NBA Finals 7 times, in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2020 and 2023.

How many NBA Titles have the Heat won?

The Miami Heat won the NBA Finals 3 times, in 2006, 2012 and 2013.

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