1992-93: Rice Cooks

In 1992-93 the HEAT dipped slightly to 36-46 and finished in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. The team got off to a sluggish start, logging a 13-27 record through January. Miami's early-season struggles were aggravated by the injury bug. Steve Smith missed the first 34 games of the season after arthroscopic surgery on his knee. He came back in January, but then versatile third-year man Willie Burton injured his wrist. After playing only 26 games, Burton was lost for the season.

When Smith returned the team got hot, posting consecutive winning months in February and March (including a six-game winning streak) before ebbing in April. Again, Miami managed to avoid the
prolonged losing streaks that can sink a struggling team's
season.

On February 3 Rice poured in 45 points against Atlanta, coming within a single point of his own team record. Two weeks later Smith compiled the second triple-double in club history when he recorded 21 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds against Denver. A few weeks after that, Rony Seikaly yanked down 34 rebounds against Washington, the first 30-board game in HEAT history and the highest total in the NBA that season. And on April 8 Brian Shaw set an NBA record when he dialed long distance for 10 three-pointers against the Milwaukee Bucks, breaking the previous mark of 9 shared by Dale Ellis and Michael Adams.

Although the team was becoming more consistent, there were still up and down stretches. In March, Miami won all seven of its home games. But the year wound down on a negative note, with a five-game losing streak in mid-April. Rice averaged 19.0 points to top seven HEAT players in double figures, and his 148 three-pointers ranked fourth in the league. Despite its sub-.500 record, the team was seen as an up-and-coming collection of young talent, with better
days ahead.

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Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 1

Part 1 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season

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Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 1

Part 1 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season
Apr 19, 2017  |  10:15

Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 2

Part 2 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season
Apr 19, 2017  |  09:43

Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 3

Part 3 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Apr 19, 2017  |  11:42

Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 4

Part 4 of Pat Riley addressing the media following the end of the 2016-17 season
Apr 19, 2017  |  10:03

Black History Month Vignettes: Deep City Records

Udonis Haslem discusses the accomplishments of Deep City Records
Feb 11, 2017  |  02:25

HEAT's Oldest Fan Jane Adler turns 100

The HEAT and Burnie surprise Jane Adler with a present
Feb 13, 2017  |  01:33

Black History Month Vignettes: Carla Hayden

Wayne Ellington discusses the life and accomplishments of Carla Hayden
Feb 15, 2017  |  02:03

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 1

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  06:15

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 2

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  05:00

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 3

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  05:16

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 4

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  06:03

Dwyane Wade's Ultimate Playoff Mixtape

Check out Dwyane Wade's Ultimate Playoff Mixtape with the Miami Heat.
May 17, 2016  |  02:46

Play by Players: Allen Three

The HEAT players relive the Ray Allen three point basket from Game 6 of the 2013 finals and add their own call to the highlight
Jan 11, 2016  |  01:34

Miami's Historic Win Streak: Top 10

See the best moments from the Miami Heat's historic 27-game win steak.
Mar 29, 2013  |  00:00

Heat Honor Majerle

The Miami Heat honor former player 'Thunder' Dan Majerle at half-time as part of their 25-year celebration.
Apr 9, 2013  |  00:00