2020–21 Miami Heat season

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2020–21 Miami Heat season
Head coachErik Spoelstra
General managerAndy Elisburg
PresidentPat Riley
Owner(s)Micky Arison
ArenaAmerican Airlines Arena
Results
Record40–32 (.556)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Southeast)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Bucks 0–4)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionBally Sports Sun
Radio790 AM, "The Ticket"
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The 2020–21 Miami Heat season was the 33rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Heat entered the season as both the defending Southeast Division and Eastern Conference champions. The season began just 72 days after the completion of the 2020 finals, giving the Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers the shortest off-season in league history.[1] With a win over the Boston Celtics 129-121, the Heat returned to the playoffs for the second straight year on May 11. They attempted to make back to back NBA Finals appearances for the first time since 2013 and 2014, but fell to the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round in a four-game sweep. This is the first time since 2007 that the Heat were swept in the playoffs. It's also the first time that Andre Iguodala missed the NBA Finals since 2014.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 20 Precious Achiuwa PF  Nigeria Memphis

Roster

Roster listing
2020–21 Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 5 Achiuwa, Precious 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1999-09-19 Memphis
F/C 13 Adebayo, Bam 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1997-07-18 Kentucky
F 8 Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1985-06-30 UCLA
F 70 Bjelica, Nemanja 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1988-05-09 Serbia
F 22 Butler, Jimmy (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1989-09-14 Marquette
C 21 Dedmon, Dewayne 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1989-08-12 Southern California
G 7 Dragić, Goran (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986-05-06 Slovenia
F 40 Haslem, Udonis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980-06-09 Florida
G 14 Herro, Tyler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 2000-01-20 Kentucky
G/F 28 Iguodala, Andre 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1984-01-28 Arizona
G 25 Nunn, Kendrick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-08-03 Oakland
G/F 11 Okpala, KZ 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1999-04-28 Stanford
G 4 Oladipo, Victor Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) 1994-05-04 Indiana
G 55 Robinson, Duncan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1994-04-22 Michigan
G/F 31 Strus, Max (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1996-03-28 DePaul
G 2 Vincent, Gabe (TW) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-06-14 UC Santa Barbara
C 77 Yurtseven, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 1998-06-19 Georgetown
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: May 14, 2021

Standings

Division

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yAtlanta Hawks 41 31 .569 8.0 25–11 16–20 9–3 72
xMiami Heat 40 32 .556 9.0 21–15 19–17 6–6 72
xWashington Wizards 34 38 .472 15.0 19–17 15–21 3–9 72
Charlotte Hornets 33 39 .458 16.0 18–19 15–20 8–4 72
Orlando Magic 21 51 .292 28.0 11–25 10–26 4–8 72


Conference

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cPhiladelphia 76ers * 49 23 .681 72
2 xBrooklyn Nets 48 24 .667 1.0 72
3 yMilwaukee Bucks * 46 26 .639 3.0 72
4 xNew York Knicks 41 31 .569 8.0 72
5 yAtlanta Hawks * 41 31 .569 8.0 72
6 xMiami Heat 40 32 .556 9.0 72
7 xBoston Celtics 36 36 .500 13.0 72
8 xWashington Wizards 34 38 .472 15.0 72
9 Indiana Pacers 34 38 .472 15.0 72
10 Charlotte Hornets 33 39 .458 16.0 72
11 Chicago Bulls 31 41 .431 18.0 72
12 Toronto Raptors 27 45 .375 22.0 72
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 22 50 .306 27.0 72
14 Orlando Magic 21 51 .292 28.0 72
15 Detroit Pistons 20 52 .278 29.0 72

Notes

  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • pb – Clinched play-in spot
  • o – Eliminated from playoff contention
  • * – Division leader

Game log

Preseason

2020 preseason game log
Total: 1–1 (Home: 0–1; Road: 1–0)
Preseason: 1–1 (Home: 0–1; Road: 1–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 December 14 New Orleans L 92–114 Tyler Herro (17) Max Strus (8) Bam Adebayo (8) American Airlines Arena
0–1
2 December 18 @ Toronto W 117–105 KZ Okpala (24) Precious Achiuwa (15) Goran Dragić (8) Amalie Arena
1–1
2020–21 season schedule

Regular season

2020–21 game log
Total: 40–32 (Home: 21–15; Road: 19–17)
December: 2–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 0–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 December 23 @ Orlando L 107–113 Bam Adebayo (25) Bam Adebayo (11) Butler, Dragić (7) Amway Center
3,396
0–1
2 December 25 New Orleans W 111–98 Duncan Robinson (23) Andre Iguodala (7) Goran Dragić (9) American Airlines Arena
0
1–1
3 December 29 Milwaukee L 97–144 Tyler Herro (23) Bam Adebayo (6) Tyler Herro (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
1–2
4 December 30 Milwaukee W 119–108 Goran Dragić (26) Tyler Herro (15) Bam Adebayo (10) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
2–2
January: 5–10 (Home: 3–4; Road: 2–6)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
5 January 1 @ Dallas L 83–93 Bam Adebayo (19) Bam Adebayo (11) Goran Dragić (7) American Airlines Center
0
2–3
6 January 4 Oklahoma City W 118–90 Bam Adebayo (20) Tyler Herro (9) Tyler Herro (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
3–3
7 January 6 Boston L 105–107 Jimmy Butler (26) Adebayo, Butler (8) Bam Adebayo (10) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
3–4
8 January 9 @ Washington W 128–124 Tyler Herro (31) Bam Adebayo (16) Jimmy Butler (9) Capital One Arena
0
4–4
January 10 @ Boston Postponed (COVID-19) (Makeup date: May 11)[2]
9 January 12 @ Philadelphia L 134–137 Tyler Herro (34) Precious Achiuwa (13) Andre Iguodala (7) Wells Fargo Center
0
4–5
10 January 14 @ Philadelphia L 108–125 Duncan Robinson (22) Precious Achiuwa (11) Vincent, Iguodala (8) Wells Fargo Center
0
4–6
11 January 16 Detroit L 100–120 Bam Adebayo (28) Bam Adebayo (7) Goran Dragić (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
4–7
12 January 18 Detroit W 113–107 Bam Adebayo (28) Bam Adebayo (11) Bam Adebayo (5) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
5–7
13 January 20 @ Toronto W 111–102 Kendrick Nunn (28) Bam Adebayo (13) Kelly Olynyk (8) Amalie Arena
0
6–7
14 January 22 @ Toronto L 81–101 Kendrick Nunn (22) Bam Adebayo (8) Kendrick Nunn (5) Amalie Arena
0
6–8
15 January 23 @ Brooklyn L 124–128 Bam Adebayo (41) Kelly Olynyk (6) Iguodala, Olynyk (3) Barclays Center
0
6–9
16 January 25 @ Brooklyn L 85–98 Bam Adebayo (26) Bam Adebayo (10) Adebayo, Dragić (5) Barclays Center
0
6–10
17 January 27 Denver L 82–109 Bam Adebayo (15) Bam Adebayo (7) Bam Adebayo (6) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
6–11
18 January 28 L. A. Clippers L 105–109 Tyler Herro (19) Bam Adebayo (13) Bam Adebayo (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
6–12
19 January 30 Sacramento W 105–104 Jimmy Butler (30) Bam Adebayo (13) Jimmy Butler (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
7–12
February: 10–5 (Home: 5–2; Road: 5–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
20 February 1 Charlotte L 121–129 Jimmy Butler (25) Adebayo, Butler (9) Dragić, Herro (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
7–13
21 February 3 Washington L 100–103 Tyler Herro (20) Adebayo, Olynyk (11) Jimmy Butler (9) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
7–14
22 February 5 Washington W 122–95 Kendrick Nunn (25) Andre Iguodala (10) Jimmy Butler (9) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
8–14
23 February 7 @ New York W 109–103 Bam Adebayo (24) Bam Adebayo (11) Jimmy Butler (9) Madison Square Garden
0
9–14
24 February 9 New York W 98–96 Jimmy Butler (26) Jimmy Butler (8) Jimmy Butler (10) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
10–14
25 February 11 @ Houston W 101–94 Jimmy Butler (27) Adebayo, Olynyk (13) Jimmy Butler (10) AT&T Center
3,251
11–14
26 February 13 @ Utah L 94–112 Kendrick Nunn (23) Adebayo, Olynyk (10) Adebayo, Herro (6) Vivint Arena
3,902
11–15
27 February 15 @ L. A. Clippers L 118–125 Bam Adebayo (27) Bam Adebayo (12) Jimmy Butler (10) Staples Center
0
11–16
28 February 17 @ Golden State L 112–120 (OT) Bam Adebayo (24) Tyler Herro (15) Jimmy Butler (11) Chase Center
0
11–17
29 February 18 @ Sacramento W 118–110 Tyler Herro (27) Bam Adebayo (12) Bam Adebayo (10) Golden 1 Center
0
12–17
30 February 20 @ L. A. Lakers W 96–94 Kendrick Nunn (27) Adebayo, Robinson (10) Bam Adebayo (6) Staples Center
0
13–17
31 February 22 @ Oklahoma City W 108–94 Duncan Robinson (22) Bam Adebayo (13) Butler, Nunn (9) Chesapeake Energy Arena
0
14–17
32 February 24 Toronto W 116–108 Jimmy Butler (27) Bam Adebayo (12) Jimmy Butler (10) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
15–17
33 February 26 Utah W 124–116 Jimmy Butler (33) Bam Adebayo (11) Jimmy Butler (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
16–17
34 February 28 Atlanta W 109–99 Kendrick Nunn (24) Bam Adebayo (13) Kendrick Nunn (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
17–17
March: 7–7 (Home: 2–5; Road: 5–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
35 March 2 Atlanta L 80–94 Dragić, Robinson (14) Kelly Olynyk (6) Goran Dragić (4) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
17–18
36 March 4 @ New Orleans W 103–93 Jimmy Butler (29) Kelly Olynyk (10) Jimmy Butler (9) Smoothie King Center
2,700
18–18
37 March 11 Orlando W 111–103 Jimmy Butler (27) Jimmy Butler (8) Jimmy Butler (11) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
19–18
38 March 12 @ Chicago W 101–90 Jimmy Butler (28) Goran Dragić (7) Jimmy Butler (8) United Center
0
20–18
39 March 14 @ Orlando W 102–97 Jimmy Butler (22) Butler, Olynyk (7) Jimmy Butler (9) Amway Center
3,264
21–18
40 March 16 Cleveland W 113–98 Jimmy Butler (28) Jimmy Butler (12) Goran Dragić (9) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
22–18
41 March 17 @ Memphis L 85–89 Jimmy Butler (24) Bam Adebayo (12) Bam Adebayo (6) FedExForum
2,217
22–19
42 March 19 Indiana L 110–137 Bam Adebayo (20) Adebayo, Butler (8) Bam Adebayo (5) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
22–20
43 March 21 Indiana L 106–109 Bam Adebayo (9) Jimmy Butler (15) Jimmy Butler (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
22–21
44 March 23 Phoenix L 100–110 Kendrick Nunn (25) Jimmy Butler (11) Bam Adebayo (6) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
22–22
45 March 25 Portland L 122–125 Bam Adebayo (29) Bam Adebayo (7) Bam Adebayo (9) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
22–23
46 March 26 @ Charlotte L 105–110 Butler, Robinson (20) Trevor Ariza (9) Jimmy Butler (9) Spectrum Center
4,215
22–24
47 March 29 @ New York W 98–88 Jimmy Butler (27) Bam Adebayo (17) Jimmy Butler (6) Madison Square Garden
1,981
23–24
48 March 31 @ Indiana W 92–87 Duncan Robinson (20) Adebayo, Robinson (8) Bam Adebayo (7) Bankers Life Fieldhouse
0
24–24
April: 10–7 (Home: 8–3; Road: 2–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
49 April 1 Golden State W 116–109 Jimmy Butler (22) Bam Adebayo (8) Jimmy Butler (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
25–24
50 April 3 Cleveland W 115–101 Adebayo, Robinson (18) Bam Adebayo (11) Jimmy Butler (11) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
26–24
51 April 6 Memphis L 112–124 Jimmy Butler (28) Bam Adebayo (10) Bam Adebayo (10) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
26–25
52 April 8 L. A. Lakers W 110–104 Jimmy Butler (28) Adebayo, Butler (7) Jimmy Butler (5) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
27–25
53 April 11 @ Portland W 107–98 Bam Adebayo (22) Tyler Herro (7) Jimmy Butler (5) Moda Center
0
28–25
54 April 13 @ Phoenix L 86–106 Jimmy Butler (18) Bam Adebayo (10) Jimmy Butler (8) Phoenix Suns Arena
5,024
28–26
55 April 14 @ Denver L 106–123 Bam Adebayo (21) Bam Adebayo (6) Jimmy Butler (9) Ball Arena
4,017
28–27
56 April 16 @ Minnesota L 111–119 Jimmy Butler (30) Jimmy Butler (10) Jimmy Butler (8) Target Center
1,638
28–28
57 April 18 Brooklyn W 109–107 Bam Adebayo (21) Bam Adebayo (15) Goran Dragić (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
29–28
58 April 19 Houston W 113–91 Kendrick Nunn (30) Precious Achiuwa (11) Kendrick Nunn (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
30–28
59 April 21 @ San Antonio W 107–87 Bam Adebayo (23) Bam Adebayo (8) Jimmy Butler (11) AT&T Center
4,229
31–28
60 April 23 @ Atlanta L 103–118 Kendrick Nunn (21) Trevor Ariza (10) Jimmy Butler (7) State Farm Arena
2,985
31–29
61 April 24 Chicago W 106–101 Duncan Robinson (23) Adebayo, Dedmon, Robinson (10) Bam Adebayo (10) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
32–29
62 April 26 Chicago L 102–110 Jimmy Butler (33) Jimmy Butler (8) Goran Dragić (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
32–30
63 April 28 San Antonio W 116–111 Jimmy Butler (29) Bam Adebayo (11) Goran Dragić (7) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
33–30
May: 7–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 5–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
64 May 1 @ Cleveland W 124–107 Kendrick Nunn (22) Bam Adebayo (10) Goran Dragić (7) Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
4,148
34–30
65 May 2 @ Charlotte W 121–111 Bam Adebayo (20) Jimmy Butler (8) Bam Adebayo (10) Spectrum Center
4,095
35–30
66 May 4 Dallas L 113–127 Duncan Robinson (19) Duncan Robinson (9) Bam Adebayo (11) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
35–31
67 May 7 Minnesota W 121–112 Tyler Herro (27) Jimmy Butler (8) Jimmy Butler 6) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
36–31
68 May 9 @ Boston W 130–124 Jimmy Butler (26) Jimmy Butler (8) Jimmy Butler (11) TD Garden
2,298
37–31
69 May 11 @ Boston W 129–121 Tyler Herro (24) Tyler Herro (11) Bam Adebayo (5) TD Garden
4,789
38–31
70 May 13 Philadelphia W 106–94 Jimmy Butler (21) Bam Adebayo (12) Bam Adebayo (8) American Airlines Arena
Limited seating
39–31
71 May 15 @ Milwaukee L 108–122 Kendrick Nunn (31) Bam Adebayo (8) Bam Adebayo (8) Fiserv Forum
3,280
39–32
72 May 16 @ Detroit W 120–107 Precious Achiuwa (23) Precious Achiuwa (10) Tyler Herro (11) Little Caesars Arena
750
40–32
2020–21 season schedule

Playoffs

2021 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
First Round: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 22 @ Milwaukee L 107–109 (OT) Goran Dragić (25) Bam Adebayo (12) Jimmy Butler (8) Fiserv Forum
9,107
0–1
2 May 24 @ Milwaukee L 98–132 Dewayne Dedmon (19) Dewayne Dedmon (9) Adebayo, Butler, Dragić (4) Fiserv Forum
9,107
0–2
3 May 27 Milwaukee L 84–113 Jimmy Butler (19) Adebayo, Butler (8) Jimmy Butler (6) American Airlines Arena
17,000
0–3
4 May 29 Milwaukee L 103–120 Bam Adebayo (20) Bam Adebayo (14) Jimmy Butler (10) American Airlines Arena
17,000
0–4
2020 playoff schedule

Transactions


Re-signed

Player Date Signed Ref.
Gabe Vincent November 21 (Two-way contract) [3]
Meyers Leonard November 22 [4]
Udonis Haslem November 28 [5]

Additions

Player Signed Former Team Ref.
Max Strus November 30 Chicago Bulls [6]
Trevor Ariza March 17 Oklahoma City Thunder [7]
Nemanja Bjelica March 25 Sacramento Kings [8]
Victor Oladipo March 25 Houston Rockets [9]
Dewayne Dedmon April 8 Atlanta Hawks [10]
Omer Yurtseven May 14 Oklahoma City Blue [11]

Subtractions

Player Left Through New Team Ref.
Derrick Jones Jr. Free Agency Portland Trail Blazers [12]
Solomon Hill Free Agency Atlanta Hawks [13]
Jae Crowder Free Agency Phoenix Suns [14]
Meyers Leonard Trade Oklahoma City Thunder [15]
Chris Silva Trade Sacramento Kings [16]
Maurice Harkless Trade Sacramento Kings [17]
Kelly Olynyk Trade Houston Rockets [18]
Avery Bradley Trade Houston Rockets [19]

References

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  3. ^ "Goran Dragic officially re-signs with Miami". NBA.com. November 21, 2020. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "LEONARD RE-SIGNS WITH HEAT". NBA.com. November 22, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "THE CAPTAIN RETURNS FOR HIS 18TH SEASON". Miami Heat. November 28, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "MAX STRUS SIGNS WITH HEAT". NBA.com. November 30, 2020. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  7. ^ "OFFICIAL: Miami Heat have acquired Trevor Ariza - Twitter". twitter.com. March 18, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "OFFICIAL: Miami Heat acquire Nemanja Bjelica". nba.com. March 25, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  9. ^ "OFFICIAL: Miami Heat have acquired Victor Oladipo". Miami Heat. March 25, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
  10. ^ "Dewayne Dedmon Signs With HEAT". April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  11. ^ "Omer Yurtseven Signs With HEAT". nba.com. May 14, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN DERRICK JONES JR". Portland Trail Blazers. November 22, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Sign Free Agent Forward Solomon Hill". NBA.com. November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "SUNS SIGN JAE CROWDER". NBA.com. November 28, 2020. Retrieved November 28, 2020.
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  16. ^ "Kings acquire Maurice Harkless and Chris Silva". NBA.com. March 25, 2021. Retrieved March 25, 2021.
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