NBA Standings ordered by road record: Do the Heat need homecourt in the playoffs?

The Miami Heat have proven themselves to be a strong road team in both the regular season and playoffs over the years, but where do they stack up against other quality road teams in the league?

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven
Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages
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5. Miami Heat; 18-12

Of course, the Miami Heat were gonna find a way to be on this list. The Heat are a gritty team with boatloads of playoff experience led by Jimmy Butler. The development of Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson makes them even more dangerous as core pieces around an always competitive supporting cast. 

The Heat are currently 32-25 overall, but unlike most of the teams on this list, they sport a better away record than home record. Miami is just 15-13 on their home floor this season and 17-12 on the road. The Heat are 11-2 in their division and 22-16 in Eastern Conference matchups.

For a team that just ran through the Eastern Conference without having homecourt advantage at all, their better road record proves they can always get it done no matter where the team is playing. The Heat have ironically just won four straight road games and look to keep that going. The only kryptonite to the Heat’s success all these years has been the Western teams. However, with their strong road record and experience along with some new and improved rotation pieces to surround the core, the Heat are simply a team nobody can ever count out.