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1996-97 Miami Heat Schedule and Results

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Record: 61-21, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Riley (61-21)

PTS/G: 94.8 (22nd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 89.3 (3rd of 29)
SRS: 5.56 (4th of 29) ▪ Pace: 88.2 (25th of 29)
Off Rtg: 106.8 (12th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.6 (1st of 29)
Expected W-L: 57-25 (4th of 29)

Arena: Miami Arena ▪ Attendance: 615,160 (25th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals (1-4) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-3) versus Orlando Magic  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 1, 1996 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 94 81 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 2, 1996 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 97 95 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Nov 6, 1996 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 100 106 2 1 L 1
4 Fri, Nov 8, 1996 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 101 89 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Nov 9, 1996 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 91 84 4 1 W 2
6 Tue, Nov 12, 1996 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 105 97 5 1 W 3
7 Wed, Nov 13, 1996 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 71 103 5 2 L 1
8 Fri, Nov 15, 1996 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 77 85 5 3 L 2
9 Sat, Nov 16, 1996 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 89 91 5 4 L 3
10 Tue, Nov 19, 1996 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 104 86 6 4 W 1
11 Wed, Nov 20, 1996 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 94 75 7 4 W 2
12 Fri, Nov 22, 1996 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 2OT 111 108 8 4 W 3
13 Sun, Nov 24, 1996 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 87 84 9 4 W 4
14 Tue, Nov 26, 1996 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 107 88 10 4 W 5
15 Wed, Nov 27, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 98 82 11 4 W 6
16 Sat, Nov 30, 1996 Box Score Boston Celtics W 78 77 12 4 W 7
17 Tue, Dec 3, 1996 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 99 75 13 4 W 8
18 Wed, Dec 4, 1996 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 101 79 14 4 W 9
19 Fri, Dec 6, 1996 Box Score New York Knicks L 85 103 14 5 L 1
20 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 83 80 15 5 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 10, 1996 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 76 74 16 5 W 2
22 Wed, Dec 11, 1996 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 84 79 17 5 W 3
23 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 Box Score Toronto Raptors W 89 88 18 5 W 4
24 Tue, Dec 17, 1996 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 89 103 18 6 L 1
25 Thu, Dec 19, 1996 Box Score Utah Jazz L OT 87 94 18 7 L 2
26 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 86 66 19 7 W 1
27 Mon, Dec 23, 1996 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 90 79 20 7 W 2
28 Thu, Dec 26, 1996 Box Score Orlando Magic W 96 76 21 7 W 3
29 Fri, Dec 27, 1996 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W 101 86 22 7 W 4
30 Sun, Dec 29, 1996 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 95 94 23 7 W 5
31 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 101 91 24 7 W 6
32 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 80 83 24 8 L 1
33 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 85 94 24 9 L 2
34 Wed, Jan 8, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 85 81 25 9 W 1
35 Fri, Jan 10, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 85 94 25 10 L 1
36 Mon, Jan 13, 1997 Box Score Washington Bullets W 98 95 26 10 W 1
37 Thu, Jan 16, 1997 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 102 94 27 10 W 2
38 Fri, Jan 17, 1997 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 103 92 28 10 W 3 at Baltimore, MD
39 Sun, Jan 19, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic L 87 99 28 11 L 1
40 Tue, Jan 21, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 94 91 29 11 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Thu, Jan 23, 1997 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors W 99 87 30 11 W 2
42 Sun, Jan 26, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 89 95 30 12 L 1
43 Mon, Jan 27, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 125 97 31 12 W 1
44 Wed, Jan 29, 1997 Box Score Boston Celtics W 103 83 32 12 W 2
45 Sat, Feb 1, 1997 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 71 66 33 12 W 3
46 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 80 76 34 12 W 4
47 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 118 117 35 12 W 5
48 Thu, Feb 6, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 102 90 36 12 W 6
49 Tue, Feb 11, 1997 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 104 91 37 12 W 7
50 Thu, Feb 13, 1997 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 106 90 38 12 W 8
51 Sat, Feb 15, 1997 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 125 99 39 12 W 9
52 Tue, Feb 18, 1997 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 111 83 40 12 W 10
53 Thu, Feb 20, 1997 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 92 87 41 12 W 11
54 Fri, Feb 21, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 110 114 41 13 L 1
55 Sun, Feb 23, 1997 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 95 86 42 13 W 1
56 Wed, Feb 26, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 86 98 42 14 L 1
57 Fri, Feb 28, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 95 96 42 15 L 2
58 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 79 72 43 15 W 1
59 Tue, Mar 4, 1997 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 108 99 44 15 W 2
60 Thu, Mar 6, 1997 Box Score Washington Bullets L 95 99 44 16 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W OT 108 105 45 16 W 1
62 Sun, Mar 9, 1997 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 76 82 45 17 L 1
63 Tue, Mar 11, 1997 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 108 93 46 17 W 1
64 Fri, Mar 14, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 88 82 47 17 W 2
65 Sun, Mar 16, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets W 101 80 48 17 W 3
66 Wed, Mar 19, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors W OT 93 91 49 17 W 4
67 Fri, Mar 21, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 98 97 50 17 W 5
68 Sun, Mar 23, 1997 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 113 108 51 17 W 6
69 Wed, Mar 26, 1997 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 101 88 52 17 W 7
70 Fri, Mar 28, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 83 79 53 17 W 8
71 Sun, Mar 30, 1997 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors L 97 102 53 18 L 1
72 Tue, Apr 1, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 97 87 54 18 W 1
73 Thu, Apr 3, 1997 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 92 78 55 18 W 2
74 Sat, Apr 5, 1997 Box Score Toronto Raptors W 98 84 56 18 W 3
75 Mon, Apr 7, 1997 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 94 88 57 18 W 4
76 Tue, Apr 8, 1997 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 94 92 58 18 W 5
77 Thu, Apr 10, 1997 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 93 83 59 18 W 6
78 Sat, Apr 12, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks L 99 100 59 19 L 1
79 Mon, Apr 14, 1997 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves L 87 95 59 20 L 2
80 Wed, Apr 16, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 102 92 60 20 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 18, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 74 86 60 21 L 1
82 Sat, Apr 19, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic W 102 88 61 21 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Apr 24, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic W 99 64 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Apr 27, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic W 104 87 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Apr 29, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 75 88 2 1 L 1
4 Thu, May 1, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 91 99 2 2 L 2
5 Sun, May 4, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic W 91 83 3 2 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
6 Wed, May 7, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks L 79 88 3 3 L 1
7 Fri, May 9, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks W 88 84 4 3 W 1
8 Sun, May 11, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 73 77 4 4 L 1
9 Mon, May 12, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 76 89 4 5 L 2
10 Wed, May 14, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks W 96 81 5 5 W 1
11 Fri, May 16, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 95 90 6 5 W 2
12 Sun, May 18, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks W 101 90 7 5 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
13 Tue, May 20, 1997 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 77 84 7 6 L 1
14 Thu, May 22, 1997 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 68 75 7 7 L 2
15 Sat, May 24, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 74 98 7 8 L 3
16 Mon, May 26, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 87 80 8 8 W 1
17 Wed, May 28, 1997 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 87 100 8 9 L 1