1998-99: Mourning Glorious, But End is Bitter

Alonzo Mourning was already a star, but the Miami HEAT center got even better.

Mourning finished second in MVP balloting as he led the HEAT to a 33-17 record, best in the Eastern Conference. The lockout-shortened season ended in disappointment, however, when Miami lost to New York in the first round of the playoffs.

Miami was less than a second away from eliminating the eighth-seeded Knicks. Allan Houston proved to be the hero of the deciding game, as he hit a running one-hander with 0.8 seconds to play to give New York a 78-77 victory.

Mourning, who averaged 20.1 points and a career-best 11.0 rebounds for the season, earned All-NBA First Team honors for the first time in his seven-year career. Utah's Karl Malone was the only player who fared better in MVP balloting.

Mourning led the league with 3.91 blocks per game and was named Defensive Player of the Year after receiving 89 of 118 possible votes. It was the most lopsided result in the 17-year history of the award.

Point guard Tim Hardaway averaged 17.4 points and 7.3 assists and secured a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. Forward P.J. Brown was named to the All-Defensive Second Team.

Two Miami starters missed more than half the season. Guard Voshon Lenard was on the sideline for 35 games with a stress fracture in his left leg, and forward Jamal Mashburn was out for 26 games because of a thigh injury.

The HEAT wrapped up their last full season in Miami Arena. The team was scheduled to move into AmericanAirlines Arena early in the 1999-2000 season.

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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

25th Anniversary Moments: Brian Shaw 10 3's

The HEAT's 25th anniversary season celebrating great HEAT moments
Apr 9, 2013  |  02:05

25TH Anniversary 3's - Hardaway various long 3 pointers

Hardaway launches and makes a couple deep 3's.
Mar 1, 2013  |  00:59

25TH Anniversary 3's - Bosh 3 sends game to OT

1-5-2012 Bosh drains a DEEP 3 to send the game into Overtime.
Mar 4, 2013  |  00:32

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

25TH Anniversary 3's - Wade GAME WINNING 3 in double OT vs Bulls

3-9-09 Wade strips Salmons and hits a running 3 off of one leg to win the game in double OT.
Feb 25, 2013  |  00:48

25th Anniversary Blocks - Mourning blocks in 2006 Finals

2006 Finals Mourning blocks Terry and Mavs with a lot of passion.
Dec 22, 2012  |  00:39

25TH Anniversary 3's - Rice 3 from Askins late

2-5-1992 Rice hits a wide open 3 from Askins.
Mar 1, 2013  |  00:50

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