2019-20 Miami Heat Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this Season In Review, we’re going to look back on the Miami Heat‘s 2019-20 season. The Heat had their best season in nearly a decade.

After signing Jimmy Butler in the off-season, it seemed like the culture changed with the Heat. And it definitely showed.

Miami Heat guard/forward Jimmy Butler looks for a play during Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers
Jimmy Butler looks for a play during Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers (Photo by the Miami Heat/Instagram)

Butler guided the Heat to the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for this young team, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Lakers.

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They won two games in the season. But the Lakers won the 4-2 in the series for their 17th NBA Championship.

Miami had to go through the Indiana Pacers, top-seed Milwaukee Bucks, and the Boston Celtics to reach the NBA Finals. The Heat went 14-7 in the playoffs.

The Heat finished the NBA regular season as the fifth-ranked team. They finished the regular season with a 44-29 record.

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Butler was the team leader with 19.9 points per game with 58 starts. He also averaged 6.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game in nearly 34 minutes per contest.

Behind Butler, there were a handful of other players, who scored in double digits. This even includes Justise Winslow, who appeared in just three games with the Heat, before being traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Heat had breakthrough seasons by Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson, and Tyler Herro. Nunn averaged 15.3 points per game after being an undrafted rookie.

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Nunn started 67 games for the Heat. Herro — who was the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft — averaged 13.5 points per game.

After averaging 3.3 points per game as a rookie, Duncan Robinson had a breakthrough season with 13.5 points per game. Adebayo was a proven force for the Heat tallying 15.9 points per game in 72 starts.

The Heat averaged 112 points per game. They gave up 109.1 points per game.

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Miami had two five game wins streaks during the season. The team’s first five game win streak came from November 12th through November 22nd when they defeated the Detroit Pistons, Cleveland Cavaliers twice, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Chicago Bulls.

One month later, the team had another five game win streak. During this second streak, they defeated the Philadelphia 76ers twice, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, and the Indiana Pacers.

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The Heat also had a four-game win streak from February 28th through March 4th. They defeated the Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Orlando Magic during this streak.

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