2013–14 Miami Heat season
The 2013–14 Miami Heat season was the franchise's 26th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They entered the season as three-time defending Eastern Conference champions and as two-time defending NBA champions, having defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals in seven games. In defeating the Spurs in 2013, the Heat handed the Spurs their first-ever series loss in the NBA Finals. The 2013-2014 season was the Heat's fourth and final season playing with the "Big Three" of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh and their sixth season under head coach Erik Spoelstra.
|2013–14 Miami Heat season|
|Head coach||Erik Spoelstra|
|Arena||American Airlines Arena|
|Place||Division: 1st (Southeast)|
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
|Playoff finish||NBA Finals|
(Lost to Spurs 1–4)
|Radio||790 The Ticket|
In a rematch of the previous year's Eastern Conference Finals, the Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in six games to become the first team to win four consecutive Eastern Conference championships since the Boston Celtics did so in the 1984-1987 seasons. Miami's quest for a three-peat ended when the San Antonio Spurs, whom they met in a rematch of the 2013 NBA Finals, won the NBA Finals by a 4-1 margin.
Following the season, LeBron James left the Heat in free agency to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- June 27: The 2013 NBA draft took place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
- July 1: 2013 NBA free agency began.
- March 3: LeBron James had a career-high 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. His 61 points were also a franchise-high, breaking Glen Rice's record, who scored 56 points against the Orlando Magic in 1995.
- April 28: The Heat completed a sweep over the Charlotte Bobcats in the Eastern Conference first round, advancing to the Conference Semi-finals.
- May 14: The Heat avenged their regular-season sweep loss over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, by a game-saving steal by LeBron James from Joe Johnson. They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fourth consecutive year.
- May 30: The Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals, to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year.
- June 15: Their season ended when they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals, 104–87. Their loss also marked the first time that The Heat have been eliminated from title contention since their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals.
The Heat did not have a pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
Future draft picksEdit
2014 or 2015 first-round draft pick from Philadelphia
Philadelphia's first-round pick to Miami protected for selections 1-14 in 2014 or 1-14 in 2015; if Philadelphia has not conveyed a first-round pick to Miami by 2015, then Philadelphia will instead convey its 2015 2nd round pick and 2016 2nd round pick to Miami [Miami-Philadelphia, 6/28/2012]
2015 first round draft pick to Cleveland
Miami's 1st round pick to Cleveland protected for selections 1-10 in 2015 or 1-10 in 2016 or unprotected in 2017 [Cleveland-Miami, 7/9/2010]
2017 second-round draft pick to Atlanta
Miami's second-round pick to Atlanta protected for selections 31–40 in 2017 or unprotected in 2018 [Atlanta-Miami, 6/27/2013]
|2013–14 Miami Heat roster|
|1||c-Indiana Pacers *||56||26||.683||–||82|
|2||y-Miami Heat *||54||28||.659||2.0||82|
|3||y-Toronto Raptors *||48||34||.585||8.0||82|
|9||New York Knicks||37||45||.451||19.0||82|
|2013–14 game log|
Total: 54–28 (Home: 32–9; Road: 22–19)
October: 1–1 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–1)
November : 12–2 (Home: 7–1; Road: 5–1)
December : 11–4 (Home: 6–1; Road: 5–3)
January : 8–6 (Home: 5–2; Road: 3–4)
February : 9–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 6–1)
March : 10–8 (Home: 7–2; Road: 3–6)
April : 3–6 (Home: 3–3; Road: 0–3)
|2013–14 season schedule|
|2014 playoff game log|
Total: 13–7 (Home: 8–2; Road: 5–5)
First Round: 4–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 2–0)
Conference Semifinals: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
Conference Finals: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
NBA Finals: 1–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 1–2)
|2014 playoff schedule|
|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|