|21 Dec 2018||Miami Heat  ||-|| Houston Rockets||American Airlines Arena @ 1:00am|
|23 Dec 2018||Miami Heat  ||-|| Milwaukee Bucks||American Airlines Arena @ 1:00am|
|23 Dec 2018||Orlando Magic  ||-|| Miami Heat||Amway Center @ 11:00pm|
|27 Dec 2018||Miami Heat  ||-|| Toronto Raptors||American Airlines Arena @ 12:30am|
|29 Dec 2018||Miami Heat  ||-|| Cleveland Cavaliers||American Airlines Arena @ 1:00am|
|17 Dec 2018||New Orleans Pelicans|| ||96 - 102|| ||Miami Heat||Smoothie King Center|
|15 Dec 2018||Memphis Grizzlies|| ||97 - 100|| ||Miami Heat||FedExForum|
|12 Dec 2018||Utah Jazz|| ||111 - 84|| ||Miami Heat||EnergySolutions Arena|
|11 Dec 2018||Los Angeles Lakers|| ||108 - 105|| ||Miami Heat||Staples Center|
|09 Dec 2018||Los Angeles Clippers|| ||98 - 121|| ||Miami Heat||Staples Center|
The Miami Heat (usually rendered in all-caps as HEAT) are an American professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida. The team is a member of the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play their home games at the American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami. The team owner is Micky Arison, who also owns cruise-ship giant Carnival Corporation. The team president and de facto general manager is Pat Riley, and the head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The mascot of the team is Burnie, an anthropomorphic fireball.
Formed in 1988 as one of the NBA's four expansion franchises, the Heat have won three league championships (in 2006, 2012 and 2013), five conference titles and 11 division titles. From February 3 to March 27, 2013, the Heat won 27 games in a row, the second-longest streak in NBA history (after the Los Angeles Lakers' 33 wins). In 2013, Forbes valued the Heat at $625 million, sixth-most-valuable among NBA franchises.
The Heat are not related to the Miami Floridians, an ABA team in the early 1970s, although the Heat have occasionally paid tribute to the older franchise by wearing a replica version of the Floridians' uniforms for the NBA's "Hardwood Classics Nights" during the 2005–06 and 2011–12 seasons.