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2003–04 Miami Heat season

2003–04 Miami Heat season
Head coach Stan Van Gundy
Arena American Airlines Arena
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Florida, Sunshine Network, WBFS, WFOR
Radio WIOD
< 2002–03 2004–05 >

The 2003-04 Miami Heat season is the 16th season of the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates

Offseason

2003 NBA Draft

Main article: 2003 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 5 Dwyane Wade Guard  United States Marquette
2 33 Jerome Beasley Forward  United States North Dakota

Free agency

Signings:

Lamar Odom, Rafer Alston

Roster

Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 30 United States Allen, Malik 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg)
PG 11 United States Alston, Rafer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fresno State
F 30 United States Beasley, Jerome 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) North Dakota
G/F 4 United States Butler, Caron 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Connecticut
G/F 45 United States Butler, Rasual 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Roman Catholic High School
G 12 United States Coles, Bimbo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Virginia Tech
F/C 44 United States Grant, Brian 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Xavier
F 40 United States Haslem, Udonis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Florida
G 6 United States Jones, Eddie (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Temple
F 7 United States Odom, Lamar 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Rhode Island
G 3 United States Wade, Dwyane 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Marquette
F 52 United States Walker, Samaki 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Louisville
G/F 10 United States Wallace, John 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) DePaul
C 24 United States Woods, Loren 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Arizona
C 16 China Zhizhi, Wang 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 284 lb (129 kg) China
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured

Transactions
Last transaction: 2009-11-07

Depth chart

Pre-season

Regular season

Standings

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New Jersey Nets 47 35 .573 28–13 19–22 18–7
x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 5 29–12 13–28 15–10
x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 8 23–18 16–25 15–7
x-Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 11 19–22 17–24 14–10
Philadelphia 76ers 33 49 .402 14 21–20 12–29 10–14
Washington Wizards 25 57 .305 22 17–24 8–33 3–21
Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 26 11–30 10–31 8–16
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Indiana Pacers 61 21 .744
2 y-New Jersey Nets 47 35 .573 14
3 x-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 7
4 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 19
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 41 41 .500 20
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 20
7 x-New York Knicks 39 43 .476 22
8 x-Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 25
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 35 47 .427 26
10 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 28
10 Philadelphia 76ers 33 49 .402 28
12 Atlanta Hawks 28 54 .341 33
13 Washington Wizards 25 57 .305 36
14 Chicago Bulls 23 59 .280 37
15 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 39

Game log

October

Record: 0-3 ; Home: 0-1 ; Road: 0-2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading Scorer Venue Record
1 October 28 Miami 74-89 Philadelphia NO Dwyane Wade (18) Wachovia Center 0–1
2 October 29 Miami 75-98 Boston NO Eddie Jones (22) Fleet Center 0–2
3 October 31 Detroit 93-81 Miami NO Eddie Jones (20) American Airlines Arena 0–3

November

Record: 5–9 ; Home: 4–2 ; Road: 1–7

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Venue Record
4 November 3 Miami 93-103 Dallas NO Udonis Haslem (20) American Airlines Center 0–4
5 November 4 Miami 73–80 San Antonio NO Eddie Jones (26) SBC Center 0–5
6 November 8 Minnesota 88–79 Miami NO Eddie Jones (24) American Airlines Arena 0–6
7 November 11 Houston 90–70 Miami NO Eddie Jones (21) American Airlines Arena 0–7
8 November 12 Cleveland 83–88 Miami NO Eddie Jones (25) American Airlines Arena 1–7
9 November 13 Washington 101–105 Miami NO Eddie Jones (26) American Airlines Arena 2–7
10 November 16 Miami 77–99 L.A. Lakers NO Lamar Odom (18) Staples Center 2–8
11 November 18 Miami 105–98 Seattle NO Lamar Odom (21) KeyArena 3–8
12 November 19 Miami 93–94 Portland NO Eddie Jones (26) Rose Garden 3–9
13 November 21 Miami 91–101 Golden State NO Lamar Odom (20) The Arena in Oakland 3–10
14 November 22 Miami 98–100 Phoenix 1 Dwyane Wade (27) America West Arena 3–11
15 November 25 New Orleans 87–91 Miami NO Eddie Jones (25) American Airlines Arena 4–11
16 November 28 Miami 83–95 Atlanta NO Eddie Jones (28) Philips Arena 4–12
17 November 29 Toronto 66–78 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (16) American Airlines Arena 5–12

December

Record: 8–7 ; Home: 5–3 ; Road: 3–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Venue Record
18 December 3 Miami 73-87 Detroit NO Lamar Odom (22) The Palace of Auburn Hills 5–13
19 December 5 Philadelphia 93–90 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (21) American Airlines Arena 5–14
20 December 6 San Antonio 86–70 Miami NO Lamar Odom (17) American Airlines Arena 5–15
21 December 9 Phoenix 72–92 Miami NO Lamar Odom (16) American Airlines Arena 6–15
22 December 12 Memphis 88–91 Miami NO Lamar Odom (29) American Airlines Arena 7–15
23 December 14 Miami 90–89 Toronto NO Dwyane Wade (23) Air Canada Centre 8–15
24 December 16 Atlanta 79–97 Miami NO Lamar Odom (18) American Airlines Arena 9–15
25 December 17 Miami 76–87 Philadelphia NO Dwyane Wade (22) Wachovia Center 9–16
26 December 19 Miami 83–97 Memphis NO Dwyane Wade (21) The Pyramid 9–17
27 December 21 Golden State 93–104 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (33) American Airlines Arena 10–17
28 December 23 Washington 72–79 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (20) American Airlines Arena 11–17
29 December 26 Miami 92–84 Washington NO Eddie Jones (22) MCI Center 12–17
30 December 27 New York 100–80 Miami NO Eddie Jones (25) Philips Arena 12–18
31 December 29 Miami 90–83 Chicago NO Lamar Odom (25) United Center 13–18
32 December 30 Miami 73–102 New York NO Lamar Odom (19) Madison Square Garden 13–19

January

Record: 7–8 ; Home: 5–2 ; Road: 2–6

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Venue Record
33 January 2 Orlando 101-112 Miami NO Eddie Jones (33) American Airlines Arena 14–19
34 January 5 Indiana 87–65 Miami NO Brian Grant (14) American Airlines Arena 14–20
35 January 7 Chicago 95–102 Miami NO Eddie Jones (27) American Airlines Arena 15–20
36 January 9 Miami 94–103 Milwaukee NO Lamar Odom (22) Bradley Center 15–21
37 January 10 Miami 77–83 Minnesota NO Brian Grant (17) Target Center 15–22
38 January 13 Miami 86–90 Sacramento NO Lamar Odom (21) ARCO Arena 15–23
39 January 15 Miami 85–97 Utah NO Eddie Jones (18) Delta Center 15–24
40 January 16 Miami 87–85 L.A. Clippers NO Eddie Jones (22) Staples Center 16–24
41 January 18 Miami 80–88 Denver NO Lamar Odom (26) Pepsi Center 16–25
42 January 20 Boston 86–84 Miami NO Udonis Haslem (18) American Airlines Arena 16–26
43 January 23 New Jersey 64–85 Miami NO Eddie Jones (18) American Airlines Arena 17–26
44 January 24 Miami 85–77 New York NO Eddie Jones (26) Madison Square Garden 18–26
45 January 26 Houston 81–95 Miami NO Eddie Jones (27) American Airlines Arena 19–26
46 January 28 Miami 93–94 Cleveland NO Eddie Jones (16) Gund Arena 19–27
47 January 30 L.A. Clippers 88–97 Miami NO Lamar Odom (25) American Airlines Arena 20–27

February

Record: 4–8 ; Home: 3–4 ; Road: 1–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Venue Record
48 February 2 Detroit 102-100 Miami 1 Eddie Jones (19) American Airlines Arena 20–28
49 February 4 Miami 88–99 New Jersey NO Lamar Odom (27) Continental Airlines Arena 20–29
50 February 7 New York 64–76 Miami NO Lamar Odom (18) American Airlines Arena 20–30
51 February 8 Miami 91–97 Indiana NO Lamar Odom (25) Conseco Fieldhouse 20–31
52 February 10 L.A. Lakers 98–83 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (20) American Airlines Arena 20–32
53 February 11 Miami 111–98 Orlando NO Dwyane Wade (27) TD Waterhouse Centre 21–32
54 February 17 Utah 85–97 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (31) American Airlines Arena 22–32
55 February 20 Atlanta 92–125 Miami NO Eddie Jones (24) American Airlines Arena 23–32
56 February 21 Denver 81–97 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (28) American Airlines Arena 24–32
57 February 23 Portland 89–81 Miami NO Lamar Odom (25) American Airlines Arena 24–33
58 February 28 Miami 86–92 New Jersey NO Dwyane Wade (20) Continental Airlines Arena 24–34
59 February 29 Miami 104–108 Milwaukee NO Eddie Jones (25) Bradley Center 24–35

March

Record: 12–3 ; Home: 9–1 ; Road: 3–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Venue Record
60 March 2 Toronto 89-86 Miami NO Lamar Odom (23) American Airlines Arena 24–36
61 March 4 Milwaukee 98–104 Miami NO Rafer Alston (23) American Airlines Arena 25–36
62 March 6 Sacramento 96–102 Miami NO Lamar Odom (30) American Airlines Arena 26–36
63 March 9 Orlando 89–100 Miami NO Rasual Butler (19) American Airlines Arena 27–36
64 March 10 Miami 84–95 New Orleans NO Udonis Haslem (15) New Orleans Arena 27–37
65 March 12 Seattle 74–82 Miami NO Rafer Alston (15) American Airlines Arena 28–37
66 March 14 New Jersey 95–104 Miami NO Caron Butler (24) American Airlines Arena 29–37
67 March 16 New Orleans 83–96 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (23) American Airlines Arena 30–37
68 March 20 Philadelphia 69–101 Miami NO Eddie Jones (17) American Airlines Arena 31–37
69 March 21 Miami 101–81 Washington NO Dwyane Wade (22) MCI Center 32–37
70 March 24 Miami 105–90 Orlando NO Eddie Jones (28) TD Waterhouse Centre 33–37
71 March 26 Dallas 118–119 Miami NO Lamar Odom (26) American Airlines Arena 34–37
72 March 28 Miami 100–80 Indiana NO Caron Butler (14) Conseco Fieldhouse 34–38
73 March 29 Chicago 83–97 Miami NO Eddie Jones (21) American Airlines Arena 35–38
74 March 30 Miami 100–97 Atlanta NO Eddie Jones (23) Philips Arena 36–38

April

Record: 5–2 ; Home: 3–0 ; Road: 2–2

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Venue Record
76 April 2 Miami 102-100 Detroit NO Lamar Odom (18) The Palace of Auburn Hills 36–38
77 April 3 Miami 97–83 Chicago NO Eddie Jones (21) United Center 38–39
78 April 7 Boston 101–104 Miami NO Lamar Odom (24) American Airlines Arena 39–39
79 April 9 Cleveland 91–106 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (20) American Airlines Arena 40–39
80 April 10 Miami 80–91 Cleveland NO Dwyane Wade (17) Gund Arena 40–40
81 April 11 Miami 84–77 Boston NO Rafer Alston (15) Fleet Center 41–40
82 April 17 New Jersey 84–96 Miami NO Dwyane Wade (15) American Airlines Arena 42-40

Playoffs

First Round: (4) Miami Heat vs. (5) New Orleans Hornets

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(MIA-NOH)

Venue Recap
1 April 18 New Orleans 79 Miami 81 1-0 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 1
2 April 21 New Orleans 63 Miami 93 2-0 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 2
3 April 24 Miami 71 New Orleans 77 2-1 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 3
4 April 27 Miami 85 New Orleans 96 2-2 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 4
5 April 30 New Orleans 83 Miami 87 3-2 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 5
6 May 2 Miami 83 New Orleans 89 3-3 New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana 6
7 May 4 New Orleans 77 Miami 85 4-3 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 7
Miami wins series 4–3

Second Round: (4) Miami Heat vs. (1) Indiana Pacers

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(MIA-IND)

Venue Recap
1 May 6 Miami 81 Indiana 94 0-1 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana 1
2 May 8 Miami 80 Indiana 91 0-2 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana 2
3 May 10 Indiana 87 Miami 94 1-2 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 3
4 May 12 Indiana 88 Miami 100 2-2 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 4
5 May 15 Miami 83 Indiana 94 2-3 Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana 5
6 May 18 Indiana 73 Miami 70 2-4 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida 6
Indiana wins series 4–2

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards, records and milestones

Awards

Week/Month

All-Star

Season

Records

Milestones

Injuries and surgeries

Transactions

Trades

Free agents

Additions

Subtractions

References

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