Following their surprising run to the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat re-tooled in the offseason by signing Josh Richardson and Thomas Bryant and drafting Jaime Jaquez Jr., while losing Max Strus and Gabe Vincent in free agency.
Although the possibility of trading for Damian Lillard looms, the Heat are hoping these additions and the slipstream of their Finals appearance help them toward a better regular season than last, when they were forced to make the playoffs by way of the play-in tournament.
Miami Heat 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule (all times ET)
Wed. Oct. 25 vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 27 at Boston, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Sat. Oct. 28 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Mon. Oct. 30 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 1 vs. Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 3 vs. Washington, 8 p.m. * (* denotes games part of group play of in-season tournament)
Mon. Nov. 6 vs. L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Wed. Nov. 8 at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 12 at San Antonio, 7 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 14, at Charlotte, 7 p.m.*
Thu. Nov. 16 vs. Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Sat. Nov. 18 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 20 at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Wed. Nov. 22 at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 24 at New York, 7:30 p.m., ESPN*
Sat, Nov. 25 at Brooklyn 6 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 28 vs. Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m., TNT*
Thu, Nov. 30 vs. Indiana, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Sat. Dec. 2 vs. Indiana, 8 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 11 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 13 vs. Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 14 vs. Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 16, vs Chicago 8 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 18 vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 20 at Orlando 7 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 22 vs. Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 25 vs. Philadelphia 8 p.m., ESPN
Thu. Dec. 28, at Golden State 10 p.m., NBA TV
Sat. Dec. 30 at Utah, 5 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 1 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 3 at L..A. Lakers, 10 p.m., ESPN
Fri. Jan. 5 at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 8 vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 10 vs. Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 12 vs. Orlando, 8 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 14 vs. Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Mon. Jan. 15 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 17 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 19 vs. Atlanta, 8 p.m.
Sun. Jan. 21 at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 24 vs. Memphis, 7:30 p.m.
Thu. Jan. 25 vs. Boston, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Sat. Jan. 27, at New York, 3 p.m., ABC
Mon. Jan. 29 vs. Phoenix, 7:30 p.m., NBA TV
Wed. Jan. 31 vs. Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. Feb. 2 at Washington, 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 4 vs. L.A. Clippers, 6 p.m.
Tue. Feb. 6 vs. Orlando, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 7 vs. San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Sun. Feb 11 vs. Boston, 2 p.m. ABC
Tue. Feb. 13 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 14 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Fri. Feb. 23 at New Orleans, 10 p.m., ESPN
Mon. Feb. 26 at Sacramento, 10 p.m., NBA TV
Tue. Feb. 27 at Portland, 10 p.m., TNT
Thu. Feb. 29 at Denver 10 p.m., TNT
Sat. March 2 vs. Utah, 5 p.m., NBA TV
Tue. March 5 vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Thu. March 7 at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Fri. March 8 at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Sun. March 10 vs. Washington, 6 p.m.
Wed. March 13 vs. Denver, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Fri. March 15 at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Sun. March 17 at Detroit, 3 p.m.
Mon. March 18 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Wed. March 20 at Cleveland, 7 p.m.
Fri. March 22 vs. New Orleans, 8 p.m., NBA TV
Sun. March 24 vs. Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Tue. March 26 vs. Golden State, 7:30 p.m.
Fri. March 29 vs. Portland, 8 p.m.
Sun. March 31 at Washington, 6 p.m.
Tue. April 2 vs. New York, 7:30 p.m.
Thu. April 4 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Fri. April 5 at Houston, 8p.m.
Sun. April 7 at Indiana, 5 p.m.
Tue. April 9 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. April 10 vs. Dallas, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Fri. April 12 vs. Toronto, 8 p.m.
Sun. April 14 vs. Toronto, 1 p.m.
Miami Heat’s NBA in-season tournament schedule (Group Stage only)
Fri., Nov. 3 vs Washington (8 p.m. ET, League Pass)
Tue., Nov. 14 at Charlotte (7 p.m. ET, League Pass)
Fri., Nov. 24 at New York (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Tue., Nov. 28. vs Milwaukee (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT)
Two games are missing on every schedule, and each team that fails to make it to the knockout stage of the In-Season Tournament will make up those games on December 6th and 8th.
Among the more anticipated games includes a Christmas Day matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, a rematch of the last two Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 27 and an NBA Finals rematch against the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 29.
Then, of course, there’s the Feb. 27 encounter against the Trail Blazers in Portland. Notably, this game was scheduled for after the trade deadline, ensuring that the league can capitalize on Lillard’s first game back in Portland no matter if/when a trade takes place.
Miami’s schedule includes 13 back-to-backs (the Heat had 14 last season) and 16 national TV games (up from 11 last season).
The Heat’s schedule is road-heavy to start, with 12 of their first 17 games on the road. Their longest trip is six games from Feb. 13 to Feb. 29, with games in Milwaukee, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Sacramento, Portland and Denver.
The Heat don’t have a homestand longer than four games, but do have four different four-game homestands in December, January, February and March. They end the season with three games at Kasaya Center (vs Dallas and then Toronto twice).