Miami Heat 2021–22 NBA Schedule: Key Fixtures Against Lakers, Warriors, and More

Published 09/30/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Apr 18, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (top right) celebrates a winning shot over the Brooklyn Nets with teammates at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reauters


In terms of talented rosters and squad depth, the Miami Heat are right up there amongst the very best. In addition, Kyle Lowry’s arrival has improved the team’s chances to win the NBA title. Chiefly, they shocked everyone as they played against the Lakers in the 2020 NBA finals.

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Fast forward to the 2021-22 season, the Heat has an able squad to go deep in this year’s playoffs. Head coach Erik Spoelstra is a legend in the game and would look to win a championship for the franchise.

Sep 27, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra hands the Eastern Conference Championship trophy to forward Bam Adebayo (13) after defeating the Boston Celtics in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Likewise, the presence of Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo would be important for the franchise to win games. Moreover, Victor Oladipo, Tyler Herro, and P. J. Tucker would improve the team defensively as the Heat has a well-balanced squad heading into the new season. All these players have performed remarkably well and Spoelstra has slowly built an incredible squad.

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With the signings they made, the next question would be whether they can produce a great title challenge or will they fail to live up to their expectations?

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Key matchups this season

October 22nd- vs Milwaukee Bucks: The NBA champions would start their campaign against the Miami Heat as Giannis and Co. would look to start off with a victory. Moreover, P.J Tucker’s arrival in Miami would be a story to be written about after his exploits with the Bucks, during their championship run. Hence this game would be a treat to watch. The matchup between Butler and Middleton makes for an intriguing contest.

November 11th- vs Los Angeles Lakers: With the additions of Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, the Lakers are the favorites to land the NBA title. In a repeat of the 2020 NBA finals, the Lakers and Heat would go head-to-head against each other in a bid to claim dominance. Hence, Spoelstra would love to claim a victory against their competitive rivals.

Apr 8, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) directs a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

December 16th- vs Philadelphia 76ers: The Philadelphia 76ers are facing a lot of problems with Ben Simmons expressing his desire to leave the franchise. After his poor performances against the Atlanta Hawks in last year’s playoffs, the 76ers would be looking to win the game. They met three times last season and Philadelphia took the lead by 2-1. Hence, this matchup would be interesting considering the dynamics of the competition.

March 24th- vs Golden State Warriors: After meeting two times last season, the series between them during the NBA regular season was tied 1-1. However, this time the hot topic would be Klay Thompson’s return from injury. After getting injured during the NBA playoffs against Toronto Raptors in 2019, he is in contention to return in December as the match would be filled with all-star players. An interesting match during the season.

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Miami Heat complete NBA schedule

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This is the complete schedule of the Miami Heat for the 2021-22 NBA season.

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Home Game

 

 

Oct 5th

Atlanta Hawks

 

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5.00 AM

Home Game

 

 

Jan 15th

Atlanta Hawks

 

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

 

Oct 8th

Houston Rockets

 

{PRESEASON}

 

7.30 AM

Home Game

 

 

Jan 16th

Philadelphia 76ers

 

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

 

Oct 9th

San Antonio Spurs

 

{PRESEASON}

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

 

Jan 18th

Toronto Raptors

 

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

 

Oct 12th

Charlotte Hornets

 

{PRESEASON}

 

5.00 AM

Home Game

 

 

Jan 20th

Portland TrailBlazers

 

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

 

Oct 15th

Atlanta Hawks

 

{PRESEASON}

 

4.30 AM

Away Game

 

 

Jan 22nd

Atlanta Hawks

 

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

 

Oct 16th

Boston Celtics

 

{PRESEASON}

 

4.00 AM

Home Game

 

 

Jan 24th

LA Lakers

 

 

4.30 AM

Home Game

 

Oct 22nd

Milwaukee Bucks

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Jan 27th

New York Knicks

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Oct 24th

Indiana Pacers

 

4.30 AM

Home Game

 

Jan 29th

LA Clippers

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Oct 26th

Orlando Magic

 

5.00 AM

Home Game

 

Jan 30th

Toronto Raptors

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

Oct 28th

Brooklyn Nets

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 1st

Boston Celtics

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Oct 30th

Charlotte Hornets

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 4th

Toronto Raptors

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Oct 31st

Memphis Grizzlies

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 6th

Charlotte Hornets

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 3rd

Dallas Mavericks

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 8th

Washington Wizards

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Nov 5th

Boston Celtics

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 11th

New Orleans Pelicans

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Nov 7th

Utah Jazz

 

5.00 AM

Home Game

 

Feb 13th

Brooklyn Nets

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 9th

Denver Nuggets

 

7.30 AM

Home Game

 

Feb 16th

Dallas Mavericks

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 11th

LA Lakers

 

8.30 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 18th

Charlotte Hornets

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 12th

LA Clippers

 

9.00 AM

Away Game

 

Feb 26th

New York Knicks

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 14th

Utah Jazz

 

3.30 AM

Home Game

 

Feb 27th

San Antonio Spurs

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 16th

Oklahoma City

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 1st

Chicago Bulls

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Nov 18th

New Orleans Pelicans

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Mar 3rd

Milwaukee Bucks

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Nov 19th

Washington Wizards

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Mar 4th

Brooklyn Nets

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 21st

Washington Wizards

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 6th

Philadelphia 76ers

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 24th

Detroit Pistons

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 8th

Houston Rockets

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 25th

Minnesota Timberwolves

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 10th

Phoenix suns

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Nov 28th

Chicago Bulls

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 12th

Cleveland Cavaliers

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Nov 30th

Denver Nuggets

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 13th

Minnesota Timberwolves

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 2nd

Cleveland Cavaliers

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 16th

Detroit Pistons

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 4th

Indiana Pacers

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 19th

Oklahoma City

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 5th

Milwaukee Bucks

 

6.30 AM

Away Game

 

Mar 22nd

Philadelphia 76ers

 

4.30 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 7th

Memphis Grizzlies

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 24th

Golden State Warriors

 

5.00 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 9th

Milwaukee Bucks

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 26th

New York Knicks

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 12th

Chicago Bulls

 

6.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 27th

Brooklyn Nets

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 14th

Cleveland Cavaliers

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Mar 29th

Sacramento Kings

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 16th

Philadelphia 76ers

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Mar 31st

Boston Celtics

 

5.00 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 18th

Orlando Magic

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Apr 3rd

Chicago Bulls

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 20th

Detroit Pistons

 

4.30 AM

Away Game

 

Apr 4th

Toronto Raptors

 

4.30 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 22nd

Indiana Pacers

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Apr 6th

Charlotte Hornets

 

5.00 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 24th

Detroit Pistons

 

6.00 AM

Home Game

 

Apr 9th

Atlanta Hawks

 

5.30 AM

Home Game

 

Dec 27th

Orlando Magic

 

2.00 AM

Away Game

 

Apr 10th

Orlando Magic

 

TBD

Home Game

 

Dec 29th

Washington Wizards

 

6.00 AM

Away Game

 

Dec 30th

San Antonio Spurs

 

7.00 AM

Away Game

 

Jan 1st

Houston Rockets

 

5.30 AM

Away Game

 

Jan 3rd

Sacramento Kings

 

4.30 AM

Away Game

 

Jan 4th

Golden State Warriors

 

8.30 AM

Away Game

 

Jan 6th

Portland TrailBlazers

 

8.30 AM

Away Game

 

Jan 9th

Phoenix Suns

 

7.30 AM

Away Game

 

Jan 13th

Atlanta Hawks

 

6.00 AM

 

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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