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2012–13 Miami Heat
Miami Heat
Conference Eastern Conference
Head coach Erik Spoelstra
Arena American Airlines Arena
Record 66–16 (.805)
Place Division: 1st
Conference: 1st
Playoffs Won First Round
4–0 over Milwaukee Bucks
Won Conference Semifinals
4–1 over Chicago Bulls
Won Eastern Conference Finals
4–3 over Indiana Pacers
NBA Finals Won 4–3 over San Antonio Spurs
PPG 102
FG % .496
3p% .396
FT % .754
Offensive Rating 112.3 (2nd of 30)
Defensive Rating 103.7 (9th of 30)
Draft picks
No. 27 Arnett Moultrie
(Mississippi State)

The 2012–13 Miami Heat season was the 25th season of the Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Heat came into the season as the defending NBA champions, back-to-back Eastern Conference champions, the third season playing with the "Big Three" of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and the fifth season under head coach Erik Spoelstra.

During the season, the Heat embarked on a 27-game winning streak, which at the time ranked as the second longest winning streak in NBA history only behind the 1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers' 33, and finished with a 66–16 record, the best record with the Big Three and a franchise best. James, Wade, and Bosh were all selected for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, while James won his fourth NBA Most Valuable Player Award at the end of the season, just one vote shy of winning the award unanimously and finished second in NBA Defensive Player of the Year voting.

On June 3, 2013, the Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals to become the first team since the Chicago Bulls in 1998 to three-peat as Eastern Conference champions. The Heat then defeated the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Finals that went the full seven games to win the their second consecutive title, and third overall, handing the Spurs their first loss in the NBA Finals, and with this victory in the NBA Finals, it echoed the 1997–98 Bulls, as they had also been the last Eastern team to repeat as NBA champions. Because of their dominant regular and postseason performance as well as James' individual achievements, this Heat team is widely regarded as one of the greatest teams in NBA history.


Players Coaches
# Name Pos. Ht. Wt. D.O.B From Years Pro
34 Ray Allen SG 6'5 205 7/20/1975 Connecticut 17
11 Chris Andersen C 6'10 230 7/7/1978 Blinn College 11
50 Joel Anthony C 6'9 245 8/9/1982 UNLV 6
31 Shane Battier SF 6'8 220 9/9/1978 Duke 12
1 Chris Bosh C 6'10 228 3/24/1984 Georgia Tech 10
15 Mario Chalmers PG 6'1 190 5/19/1986 Kansas 5