1996-97 Miami Heat Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 61-21
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 8-9 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Orlando Magic 3-2
Conference Semifinals - Defeated New York Knicks 4-3
Conference Finals - Lost to Chicago Bulls 4-1
Coach: Pat Riley (61-21)
Location: Miami, Florida
Attendance: 615,160, Avg. 15,004 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Miami Heat Statistics
1996-97 Miami Heat Roster

The Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 61 wins and 21 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-9.

Miami racked up 7,776 points and yielded 7,326. Tim Hardaway netted a team-leading 1,644 points for the Heat, while Alonzo Mourning scored 15 or more per game also. P.J. Brown contributed 670 rebounds. Tim Hardaway dished out 695 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Tim Hardaway added 151 steals, and Alonzo Mourning swatted 189 opponent shot attempts.

Pat Riley coached the team. The 1996-97 Miami Heat lost in the conference finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 7776
Regular Season Points Against: 7326

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 1, 1996 Atlanta Hawks 81 at Miami Heat 94 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 2, 1996 Miami Heat 97 at Indiana Pacers 95 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
November 6, 1996 Chicago Bulls 106 at Miami Heat 100 L 1-1 1-0 2-1
November 8, 1996 Milwaukee Bucks 89 at Miami Heat 101 W 2-1 1-0 3-1
November 9, 1996 Miami Heat 91 at Dallas Mavericks 84 W 2-1 2-0 4-1
November 12, 1996 Charlotte Hornets 97 at Miami Heat 105 W 3-1 2-0 5-1
November 13, 1996 Miami Heat 71 at Chicago Bulls 103 L 3-1 2-1 5-2
November 15, 1996 Miami Heat 77 at Atlanta Hawks 85 L 3-1 2-2 5-3
November 16, 1996 Philadelphia 76ers 91 at Miami Heat 89 L 3-2 2-2 5-4
November 19, 1996 Miami Heat 104 at Denver Nuggets 86 W 3-2 3-2 6-4
November 20, 1996 Miami Heat 94 at Vancouver Grizzlies 75 W 3-2 4-2 7-4
November 22, 1996 Miami Heat 111 at Sacramento Kings 108 W 3-2 5-2 8-4 2OT
November 24, 1996 Miami Heat 87 at Phoenix Suns 84 W 3-2 6-2 9-4
November 26, 1996 Miami Heat 107 at Golden State Warriors 88 W 3-2 7-2 10-4
November 27, 1996 Miami Heat 98 at Los Angeles Clippers 82 W 3-2 8-2 11-4
November 30, 1996 Boston Celtics 77 at Miami Heat 78 W 4-2 8-2 12-4
December 3, 1996 Miami Heat 99 at New York Knicks 75 W 4-2 9-2 13-4
December 4, 1996 Dallas Mavericks 79 at Miami Heat 101 W 5-2 9-2 14-4
December 6, 1996 New York Knicks 103 at Miami Heat 85 L 5-3 9-2 14-5
December 7, 1996 Miami Heat 83 at Chicago Bulls 80 W 5-3 10-2 15-5
December 10, 1996 Miami Heat 76 at Cleveland Cavaliers 74 W 5-3 11-2 16-5
December 11, 1996 Miami Heat 84 at Philadelphia 76ers 79 W 5-3 12-2 17-5
December 14, 1996 Toronto Raptors 88 at Miami Heat 89 W 6-3 12-2 18-5
December 17, 1996 Indiana Pacers 103 at Miami Heat 89 L 6-4 12-2 18-6
December 19, 1996 Utah Jazz 94 at Miami Heat 87 L 6-5 12-2 18-7 OT
December 21, 1996 Miami Heat 86 at Houston Rockets 66 W 6-5 13-2 19-7
December 23, 1996 Miami Heat 90 at San Antonio Spurs 79 W 6-5 14-2 20-7
December 26, 1996 Orlando Magic 76 at Miami Heat 96 W 7-5 14-2 21-7
December 27, 1996 Miami Heat 101 at Charlotte Hornets 86 W 7-5 15-2 22-7
December 29, 1996 Miami Heat 95 at Milwaukee Bucks 94 W 7-5 16-2 23-7
January 2, 1997 New Jersey Nets 91 at Miami Heat 101 W 8-5 16-2 24-7
January 4, 1997 Miami Heat 80 at Utah Jazz 83 L 8-5 16-3 24-8
January 7, 1997 Miami Heat 85 at Seattle Supersonics 94 L 8-5 16-4 24-9
January 8, 1997 Miami Heat 85 at Portland Trail Blazers 81 W 8-5 17-4 25-9
January 10, 1997 Miami Heat 85 at Los Angeles Lakers 94 L 8-5 17-5 25-10
January 13, 1997 Washington Bullets 95 at Miami Heat 98 W 9-5 17-5 26-10
January 16, 1997 Miami Heat 102 at Boston Celtics 94 W 9-5 18-5 27-10
January 17, 1997 Miami Heat 103 at Washington Bullets 92 W 9-5 19-5 28-10 at Baltimore, MD
January 19, 1997 Orlando Magic 99 at Miami Heat 87 L 9-6 19-5 28-11
January 21, 1997 Atlanta Hawks 91 at Miami Heat 94 W 10-6 19-5 29-11
January 23, 1997 Miami Heat 99 at Toronto Raptors 87 W 10-6 20-5 30-11
January 26, 1997 Miami Heat 89 at New York Knicks 95 L 10-6 20-6 30-12
January 27, 1997 Phoenix Suns 97 at Miami Heat 125 W 11-6 20-6 31-12
January 29, 1997 Boston Celtics 83 at Miami Heat 103 W 12-6 20-6 32-12
February 1, 1997 Miami Heat 71 at Cleveland Cavaliers 66 W 12-6 21-6 33-12
February 2, 1997 Cleveland Cavaliers 76 at Miami Heat 80 W 13-6 21-6 34-12
February 5, 1997 Miami Heat 118 at Boston Celtics 117 W 13-6 22-6 35-12
February 6, 1997 Milwaukee Bucks 90 at Miami Heat 102 W 14-6 22-6 36-12
February 11, 1997 Detroit Pistons 91 at Miami Heat 104 W 15-6 22-6 37-12
February 13, 1997 Indiana Pacers 90 at Miami Heat 106 W 16-6 22-6 38-12
February 15, 1997 Philadelphia 76ers 99 at Miami Heat 125 W 17-6 22-6 39-12
February 18, 1997 Miami Heat 111 at Philadelphia 76ers 83 W 17-6 23-6 40-12
February 20, 1997 Miami Heat 92 at New Jersey Nets 87 W 17-6 24-6 41-12
February 21, 1997 Portland Trail Blazers 114 at Miami Heat 110 L 17-7 24-6 41-13
February 23, 1997 Denver Nuggets 86 at Miami Heat 95 W 18-7 24-6 42-13
February 26, 1997 Miami Heat 86 at Orlando Magic 98 L 18-7 24-7 42-14
February 28, 1997 Seattle Supersonics 96 at Miami Heat 95 L 18-8 24-7 42-15
March 2, 1997 San Antonio Spurs 72 at Miami Heat 79 W 19-8 24-7 43-15
March 4, 1997 Miami Heat 108 at Detroit Pistons 99 W 19-8 25-7 44-15
March 6, 1997 Washington Bullets 99 at Miami Heat 95 L 19-9 25-7 44-16
March 7, 1997 Miami Heat 108 at Washington Bullets 105 W 19-9 26-7 45-16 OT
March 9, 1997 Miami Heat 76 at Charlotte Hornets 82 L 19-9 26-8 45-17
March 11, 1997 Miami Heat 108 at Milwaukee Bucks 93 W 19-9 27-8 46-17
March 14, 1997 Vancouver Grizzlies 82 at Miami Heat 88 W 20-9 27-8 47-17
March 16, 1997 Houston Rockets 80 at Miami Heat 101 W 21-9 27-8 48-17
March 19, 1997 Golden State Warriors 91 at Miami Heat 93 W 22-9 27-8 49-17 OT
March 21, 1997 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Miami Heat 98 W 23-9 27-8 50-17
March 23, 1997 Miami Heat 113 at Minnesota Timberwolves 108 W 23-9 28-8 51-17
March 26, 1997 Sacramento Kings 88 at Miami Heat 101 W 24-9 28-8 52-17
March 28, 1997 Cleveland Cavaliers 79 at Miami Heat 83 W 25-9 28-8 53-17
March 30, 1997 Miami Heat 97 at Toronto Raptors 102 L 25-9 28-9 53-18
April 1, 1997 Los Angeles Clippers 87 at Miami Heat 97 W 26-9 28-9 54-18
April 3, 1997 Miami Heat 92 at Indiana Pacers 78 W 26-9 29-9 55-18
April 5, 1997 Toronto Raptors 84 at Miami Heat 98 W 27-9 29-9 56-18
April 7, 1997 Miami Heat 94 at Detroit Pistons 88 W 27-9 30-9 57-18
April 8, 1997 Miami Heat 94 at New Jersey Nets 92 W 27-9 31-9 58-18
April 10, 1997 Detroit Pistons 83 at Miami Heat 93 W 28-9 31-9 59-18
April 12, 1997 New York Knicks 100 at Miami Heat 99 L 28-10 31-9 59-19
April 14, 1997 Minnesota Timberwolves 95 at Miami Heat 87 L 28-11 31-9 59-20
April 16, 1997 Chicago Bulls 92 at Miami Heat 102 W 29-11 31-9 60-20
April 18, 1997 New Jersey Nets 86 at Miami Heat 74 L 29-12 31-9 60-21
April 19, 1997 Miami Heat 102 at Orlando Magic 88 W 29-12 32-9 61-21
April 24, 1997 Orlando Magic 64 at Miami Heat 99 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 27, 1997 Orlando Magic 87 at Miami Heat 104 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
April 29, 1997 Miami Heat 75 at Orlando Magic 88 L 2-0 0-1 2-1
May 1, 1997 Miami Heat 91 at Orlando Magic 99 L 2-0 0-2 2-2
May 4, 1997 Orlando Magic 83 at Miami Heat 91 W 3-0 0-2 3-2
May 7, 1997 New York Knicks 88 at Miami Heat 79 L 3-1 0-2 3-3
May 9, 1997 New York Knicks 84 at Miami Heat 88 W 4-1 0-2 4-3
May 11, 1997 Miami Heat 73 at New York Knicks 77 L 4-1 0-3 4-4
May 12, 1997 Miami Heat 76 at New York Knicks 89 L 4-1 0-4 4-5
May 14, 1997 New York Knicks 81 at Miami Heat 96 W 5-1 0-4 5-5
May 16, 1997 Miami Heat 95 at New York Knicks 90 W 5-1 1-4 6-5
May 18, 1997 New York Knicks 90 at Miami Heat 101 W 6-1 1-4 7-5
May 20, 1997 Miami Heat 77 at Chicago Bulls 84 L 6-1 1-5 7-6
May 22, 1997 Miami Heat 68 at Chicago Bulls 75 L 6-1 1-6 7-7
May 24, 1997 Chicago Bulls 98 at Miami Heat 74 L 6-2 1-6 7-8
May 26, 1997 Chicago Bulls 80 at Miami Heat 87 W 7-2 1-6 8-8
May 28, 1997 Miami Heat 87 at Chicago Bulls 100 L 7-2 1-7 8-9


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