august 31, 2020 - september 28, 2020: playoffs round 2
In the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Heat beat the number 1 seeded Milwaukee Bucks in only five games, beating them 4 games to 1. The one loss they had was in an intense overtime loss. This extremely unexpected victory meant they ha successfully made it to the Eastern Conference Championship.
september 15, 2020 - september 27, 2020: Eastern conference championship
In the Eastern Conference Championship, the Heat faced the Boston Celtics, the number 3 seed in the east. As the number 5 seed, Miami beat Boston in 6 games, winning four games to two to become the Eastern Conference Champions. They would now move on to the ever-coveted NBA finals.