• First time the Heat has finished with the best record in the NBA.
The Heat’s 66 victories in the regular season are the most in the 25-year history of the franchise. After beginning the season 11-11 in road games, the Heat went 18-1 away from AmericanAirlines Arena. At home, the Heat was 37-4.
• First time the Heat began a season 8-0 at home.
The perfect start to the season set the tone for home-court domination throughout the season. The 8-0 mark was highlighted by game-winning shots by Ray Allen against the Nuggets, Cavaliers and Spurs.
• Twenty-seven game winning streak was the longest in team history and the longest by a defending champion in NBA history.
The Heat trailed in the second halves of 15 of the 27 games during the winning streak. The streak included four second-half deficits of double digits. In back-to-back games, the Heat rallied from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit against the Celtics and a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit against the Cavaliers. The Heat trailed Cleveland by 27 points in the second half. LeBron James averaged 27.0 points (728 total), 8.1 rebounds (219 total) and 8.0 assists (215 total) during the winning streak. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, James is the first and only player in NBA history with averages of at least 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists during a team-winning streak of at least 15 games.
• The 17 wins during March were the most for a single month in franchise history as well as NBA history. The Heat’s only loss during March was the third-to-last game of the month. A 101-97 loss to the Bulls snapped the Heat’s 27-game winning streak.
• Most double-figure wins in team history.
The Heat recorded 40 double-figure wins this season, the most for a single-season in franchise history. Of those 40 double-digit wins, 24 of those were at home and 16 were on the road.
• First time the Heat has defeated every team at least once in an NBA season.
The Heat defeated every single team in the NBA this season, the first time it achieved the feat in franchise history. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Miami is the 12th team to do so since the NBA expanded to 30 teams in 2004-05. Additionally, Miami was able to defeat all 29 opponents in the first 61 games of the season, the fastest since the Phoenix Suns accomplished the feat in 61 games during the 2004-05 season.
• On Dec. 15, all 13 active players for the Heat scored at least three points and converted one made field goal in a 102-72 victory against the Wizards. It was the first and only time the Heat has accomplished this feat in franchise history.
• Dwyane Wade became the first guard in the NBA to shoot at least 50 percent from the field while also scoring at least 20 points in 11 consecutive games since Michael Jordan accomplished the feat from Dec. 30, 1995 to Jan.23, 1996. Wade’s torrid streak began on Feb.23 and continued through March 13.
• Mario Chalmers connected on a career-high 10 three-point field goals on Jan. 12 at Sacramento, tying the Heat franchise single-game mark set by Brian Shaw on March 8, 1993, against Milwaukee. Chalmers’ 10 made three-point field goals set a new Sleep Train Arena record.
• With eight rebounds against Milwaukee on Nov. 21, Udonis Haslem passed Alonzo Mourning (4,807) for the all-time Heat franchise rebounding record. Haslem is the first undrafted player in NBA history to become a team’s all-time rebound leader. He enters the playoffs with 5,157 career rebounds.