17 Facts About Miami Heat

1. The Miami Heat got off to a fast start, connecting on six of their first seven attempts.

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2. The Miami Heat are an NBA team that competes as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division, playing their home games at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.

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3. The Miami Heat were eager to rediscover their defense after their poor recent performances.

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4. The Miami Heat will be without Dwyane Wade this week as he attends to his new baby girl, so Miami will lack that on court leadership as they face this tough situation.

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5. The Miami Heat started off strong, outscoring the Nets off the bat with strong play from Hassan Whiteside.

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6. The Miami Heat handed the Spurs their first NBA Finals loss, becoming the first team to beat them.

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7. The Miami Heat would win games 6 and 7, completing the championship repeat, a loose reminiscent of and similar fashion as the 2010 NBA Finals between the Lakers and the Celtics.

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8. The Miami Heat cruised through the Playoffs without much competition, eliminating every team—the Philadelphia 76ers, defending Eastern Conference champions Boston Celtics and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls all five games.

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9. The Miami Heat won all of its home games, as the Mavericks dropped games 3, 4 and 5.

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10. In Game 3, the Miami Heat set a team record for points in a postseason half with 70.

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11. The Miami Heat went to a fourth consecutive Finals, and faced the Spurs again.

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12. The Miami Heat captured the NBA title for a second year in a row, becoming the first team in the Eastern Conference to repeat as league champions since the late 1990s Chicago Bulls.

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13. On July 11, 2012, the Miami Heat officially signed veterans Ray Allen to a three-year contract and Rashard Lewis to a two-year contract.

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14. The Miami Heat reached the 2011 NBA Finals for the first time since 2006, in a rematch against the Dallas Mavericks.

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15. The Miami Heat would go on to lose Game 7 at home despite Wade's return.

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16. On the backs of Hardaway and Mourning, the Miami Heat achieved their first two series victories in the playoffs, making it to the Conference Finals against the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls before losing in five games.

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17. In 2013, the Miami Heat won twenty-seven regular season games in a row, the third-longest streak in NBA history.

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