1996-1997 Miami Heat

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1996-97 Miami Heat

What was the record of the 1996-97 Miami Heat?

The Miami Heat finished the regular season with a 61-21 record. They went 29-12 at home and 32-9 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Miami Heat went 69-30. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Chicago Bulls.

What division did the 1996-97 Miami Heat play in?

The 1996-97 Miami Heat played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Miami Heat record by month?

The 1996-97 Miami Heat had their best month in December, when they went 11-3 and had a 78.6% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 9-5 and had a 64.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '96 12-4 75% +73
December '96 11-3 78.6% +85
January '97 9-5 64.3% +60
February '97 10-3 76.9% +102
March '97 11-3 78.6% +71
April '97 8-3 72.7% +59

Did the 1996-97 Miami Heat make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Miami Heat made the Playoffs in 1997. They won their first series against the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1996-97 Miami Heat?

The Miami Heat finished the regular season with a point differential of +450. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Heat could have been expected to have about 57.1 wins, or a 57-25 record in the regular season.

How did the 1996-97 Miami Heat perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1996-97 Miami Heat went 15-5.

How did the 1996-97 Miami Heat perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Miami Heat went 3-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Miami Heat?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Miami Heat was a 11 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Miami Heat?

The longest losing streak that the Miami Heat had during the 1996-97 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1996-97 Miami Heat Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 94 - 81
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 @ Indiana Pacers Win 97 - 95
Wed, Nov 6, 1996 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 106
Fri, Nov 8, 1996 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 101 - 89
Sat, Nov 9, 1996 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 91 - 84
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 105 - 97
Wed, Nov 13, 1996 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 71 - 103
Fri, Nov 15, 1996 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 77 - 85
Sat, Nov 16, 1996 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 89 - 91
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 @ Denver Nuggets Win 104 - 86
Wed, Nov 20, 1996 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 94 - 75
Fri, Nov 22, 1996 @ Sacramento Kings Win 111 - 108
Sun, Nov 24, 1996 @ Phoenix Suns Win 87 - 84
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 @ Golden State Warriors Win 107 - 88
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 98 - 82
Sat, Nov 30, 1996 vs Boston Celtics Win 78 - 77
Tue, Dec 3, 1996 @ New York Knicks Win 99 - 75
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 101 - 79
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 vs New York Knicks Loss 85 - 103
Sat, Dec 7, 1996 @ Chicago Bulls Win 83 - 80
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 76 - 74
Wed, Dec 11, 1996 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 84 - 79
Sat, Dec 14, 1996 vs Toronto Raptors Win 89 - 88
Tue, Dec 17, 1996 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 89 - 103
Thu, Dec 19, 1996 vs Utah Jazz Loss 87 - 94 OT
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 @ Houston Rockets Win 86 - 66
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 90 - 79
Thu, Dec 26, 1996 vs Orlando Magic Win 96 - 76
Fri, Dec 27, 1996 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 101 - 86
Sun, Dec 29, 1996 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 95 - 94
Thu, Jan 2, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Win 101 - 91
Sat, Jan 4, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 80 - 83
Tue, Jan 7, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 85 - 94
Wed, Jan 8, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 85 - 81
Fri, Jan 10, 1997 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 85 - 94
Mon, Jan 13, 1997 vs Washington Bullets Win 98 - 95
Thu, Jan 16, 1997 @ Boston Celtics Win 102 - 94
Fri, Jan 17, 1997 @ Washington Bullets Win 103 - 92
Sun, Jan 19, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Loss 87 - 99
Tue, Jan 21, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 94 - 91
Thu, Jan 23, 1997 @ Toronto Raptors Win 99 - 87
Sun, Jan 26, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 89 - 95
Mon, Jan 27, 1997 vs Phoenix Suns Win 125 - 97
Wed, Jan 29, 1997 vs Boston Celtics Win 103 - 83
Sat, Feb 1, 1997 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 71 - 66
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 80 - 76
Wed, Feb 5, 1997 @ Boston Celtics Win 118 - 117
Thu, Feb 6, 1997 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 102 - 90
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 vs Detroit Pistons Win 104 - 91
Thu, Feb 13, 1997 vs Indiana Pacers Win 106 - 90
Sat, Feb 15, 1997 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 125 - 99
Tue, Feb 18, 1997 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 111 - 83
Thu, Feb 20, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Win 92 - 87
Fri, Feb 21, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 110 - 114
Sun, Feb 23, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Win 95 - 86
Wed, Feb 26, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 86 - 98
Fri, Feb 28, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 95 - 96
Sun, Mar 2, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 79 - 72
Tue, Mar 4, 1997 @ Detroit Pistons Win 108 - 99
Thu, Mar 6, 1997 vs Washington Bullets Loss 95 - 99
Fri, Mar 7, 1997 @ Washington Bullets Win 108 - 105 OT
Sun, Mar 9, 1997 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 76 - 82
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 108 - 93
Fri, Mar 14, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 88 - 82
Sun, Mar 16, 1997 vs Houston Rockets Win 101 - 80
Wed, Mar 19, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 93 - 91 OT
Fri, Mar 21, 1997 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 98 - 97
Sun, Mar 23, 1997 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Win 113 - 108
Wed, Mar 26, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 101 - 88
Fri, Mar 28, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 83 - 79
Sun, Mar 30, 1997 @ Toronto Raptors Loss 97 - 102
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 97 - 87
Thu, Apr 3, 1997 @ Indiana Pacers Win 92 - 78
Sat, Apr 5, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Win 98 - 84
Mon, Apr 7, 1997 @ Detroit Pistons Win 94 - 88
Tue, Apr 8, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Win 94 - 92
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 vs Detroit Pistons Win 93 - 83
Sat, Apr 12, 1997 vs New York Knicks Loss 99 - 100
Mon, Apr 14, 1997 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 87 - 95
Wed, Apr 16, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Win 102 - 92
Fri, Apr 18, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 74 - 86
Sat, Apr 19, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Win 102 - 88
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 3 - 2)
Thu, Apr 24, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Win 99 - 64
Sun, Apr 27, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Win 104 - 87
Tue, Apr 29, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 75 - 88
Thu, May 1, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 91 - 99
Sun, May 4, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Win 91 - 83
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 3)
Wed, May 7, 1997 vs New York Knicks Loss 79 - 88
Fri, May 9, 1997 vs New York Knicks Win 88 - 84
Sun, May 11, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 73 - 77
Mon, May 12, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 76 - 89
Wed, May 14, 1997 vs New York Knicks Win 96 - 81
Fri, May 16, 1997 @ New York Knicks Win 95 - 90
Sun, May 18, 1997 vs New York Knicks Win 101 - 90
Eastern Conference Finals (Lost 1 - 4)
Tue, May 20, 1997 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 77 - 84
Thu, May 22, 1997 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 68 - 75
Sat, May 24, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 74 - 98
Mon, May 26, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Win 87 - 80
Wed, May 28, 1997 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 87 - 100

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