2013–14 NBA season

The 2013–14 NBA season was the 68th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The regular season began on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, with the Indiana Pacers hosting a game against the Orlando Magic followed by the 2012–13 NBA champions Miami Heat hosting a game against the Chicago Bulls followed by the Los Angeles Lakers hosting a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The 2014 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 16, 2014, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Cleveland's Kyrie Irving won the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award. The regular season ended on April 16, 2014, and the playoffs began on Saturday, April 19, 2014, and ended on June 15, 2014, with the San Antonio Spurs defeating the Miami Heat in five games to win the 2014 NBA Finals.

2013–14 NBA season
LeagueNational Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 29, 2013 – April 16, 2014
April 19, 2014 – May 31, 2014 (Playoffs)
June 5 – 15, 2014 (Finals)
Number of games82
Number of teams30
TV partner(s)ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV
Draft
Top draft pickAnthony Bennett
Picked byCleveland Cavaliers
Regular Season
Top seedSan Antonio Spurs
Season MVPKevin Durant (Oklahoma City)
Top scorerKevin Durant (Oklahoma City)
Playoffs
Eastern championsMiami Heat
  Eastern runners-upIndiana Pacers
Western championsSan Antonio Spurs
  Western runners-upOklahoma City Thunder
Finals
ChampionsSan Antonio Spurs
  Runners-upMiami Heat
Finals MVPKawhi Leonard (San Antonio)

Transactions

Free agency

Free agency negotiation started on July 1, 2013, with players being able to sign starting July 10, after the July moratorium ended.[1]

Coaching changes

Coaching changes
Off-season
Team 2012–13 season 2013–14 season
Atlanta Hawks Larry Drew Mike Budenholzer
Boston Celtics Doc Rivers Brad Stevens
Brooklyn Nets P. J. Carlesimo (interim) Jason Kidd
Charlotte Bobcats Mike Dunlap Steve Clifford
Cleveland Cavaliers Byron Scott Mike Brown
Denver Nuggets George Karl Brian Shaw
Detroit Pistons Lawrence Frank Maurice Cheeks
Los Angeles Clippers Vinny Del Negro Doc Rivers
Memphis Grizzlies Lionel Hollins David Joerger
Milwaukee Bucks Jim Boylan (interim) Larry Drew
Philadelphia 76ers Doug Collins Brett Brown
Phoenix Suns Lindsey Hunter (interim) Jeff Hornacek
Sacramento Kings Keith Smart Michael Malone
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Detroit Pistons Maurice Cheeks John Loyer (interim)

Off-season

In-season

Preseason

The Preseason began on Saturday, October 5, 2013, and ended on Friday, October 25, 2013. Earlier in March 2013, Commissioner David J. Stern announced that the NBA would be playing its first preseason game in the Philippines on October 10, 2013, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila featuring the Houston Rockets versus the Indiana Pacers. The arena was also the venue of the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

Regular season

The regular season began on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, with the Indiana Pacers hosting a game against the Orlando Magic. The regular season ended on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The season featured the unveiling of national television games such as on Christmas Day along with Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks, Miami Heat at Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors, along with other highly anticipated games.[25]

Standings

By division

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Toronto Raptors 48 34 .585 0.0 26–15 22–19 11–5 82
x-Brooklyn Nets 44 38 .537 4.0 28–13 16–25 9–7 82
New York Knicks 37 45 .451 11.0 19–22 18–23 10–6 82
Boston Celtics 25 57 .305 23.0 16–25 9–32 5–11 82
Philadelphia 76ers 19 63 .232 29.0 10–31 9–32 5–11 82
Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
c-Indiana Pacers 56 26 .683 0.0 35–6 21–20 12–4 82
x-Chicago Bulls 48 34 .585 8.0 27–14 21–20 11–5 82
Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 23.0 19–22 14–27 7–9 82
Detroit Pistons 29 53 .354 27.0 17–24 12–29 6–10 82
Milwaukee Bucks 15 67 .183 41.0 10–31 5–36 4–12 82
Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Miami Heat 54 28 .659 0.0 32–9 22–19 12–4 82
x-Washington Wizards 44 38 .537 10.0 22–19 22–19 10–6 82
x-Charlotte Bobcats 43 39 .524 11.0 25–16 18–23 6–10 82
x-Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 16.0 24–17 14–27 8–8 82
Orlando Magic 23 59 .280 31.0 19–22 4–37 4–12 82
Western Conference
Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Oklahoma City Thunder 59 23 .720 0.0 34–7 25–16 11–5 82
x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 5.0 31–10 23–18 13–3 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488 19.0 24–17 16–25 7–9 82
Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 23.0 22–19 14–27 5–11 82
Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 34.0 16–25 9–32 4–12 82
Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Los Angeles Clippers 57 25 .695 0.0 34–7 23–18 12–4 82
x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 6.0 27–14 24–17 11–5 82
Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 9.0 26–15 22–19 8–8 82
Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 29.0 17–24 11–30 3–13 82
Los Angeles Lakers 27 55 .329 30.0 14–27 13–28 6–10 82
Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-San Antonio Spurs 62 20 .756 0.0 32–9 30–11 12–4 82
x-Houston Rockets 54 28 .659 8.0 33–8 21–20 11–5 82
x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 12.0 27–14 23–18 4–12 82
x-Dallas Mavericks 49 33 .598 13.0 26–15 23–18 9–7 82
New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 28.0 22–19 12–29 4–12 82

By conference

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 c-Indiana Pacers * 56 26 .683 82
2 y-Miami Heat * 54 28 .659 2.0 82
3 y-Toronto Raptors * 48 34 .585 8.0 82
4 x-Chicago Bulls 48 34 .585 8.0 82
5 x-Washington Wizards 44 38 .537 12.0 82
6 x-Brooklyn Nets 44 38 .537 12.0 82
7 x-Charlotte Bobcats 43 39 .524 13.0 82
8 x-Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 18.0 82
9 New York Knicks 37 45 .451 19.0 82
10 Cleveland Cavaliers 33 49 .402 23.0 82
11 Detroit Pistons 29 53 .354 27.0 82
12 Boston Celtics 25 57 .305 31.0 82
13 Orlando Magic 23 59 .280 33.0 82
14 Philadelphia 76ers 19 63 .232 37.0 82
15 Milwaukee Bucks 15 67 .183 41.0 82
Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-San Antonio Spurs * 62 20 .756 82
2 y-Oklahoma City Thunder * 59 23 .720 3.0 82
3 y-Los Angeles Clippers * 57 25 .695 5.0 82
4 x-Houston Rockets 54 28 .659 8.0 82
5 x-Portland Trail Blazers 54 28 .659 8.0 82
6 x-Golden State Warriors 51 31 .622 11.0 82
7 x-Memphis Grizzlies 50 32 .610 12.0 82
8 x-Dallas Mavericks 49 33 .598 13.0 82
9 Phoenix Suns 48 34 .585 14.0 82
10 Minnesota Timberwolves 40 42 .488 22.0 82
11 Denver Nuggets 36 46 .439 26.0 82
12 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 28.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 28 54 .341 34.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 27 55 .329 35.0 82
15 Utah Jazz 25 57 .305 37.0 82

Notes

  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • * – Division champion

Tiebreakers

  • Toronto clinched #3 seed over Chicago as the Raptors won the Atlantic Division and the Bulls finished second in the Central Division.
  • Washington clinched #5 seed over Brooklyn based on head-to-head record (3–0).
  • Houston clinched #4 seed over Portland based on head-to-head record (3–1).

Playoffs

The 2014 NBA Playoffs began on Saturday, April 19, 2014, and concluded with the 2014 NBA Finals which began June 5, 2014. ESPN broadcast the Eastern Conference Finals, and TNT broadcast the Western Conference Finals.

Bracket

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E1 Indiana* 4  
E8 Atlanta 3  
  E1 Indiana* 4  
  E5 Washington 2  
E4 Chicago 1
E5 Washington 4  
  E1 Indiana* 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Miami* 4  
E3 Toronto* 3  
E6 Brooklyn 4  
  E6 Brooklyn 1
  E2 Miami* 4  
E2 Miami* 4
E7 Charlotte 0  
  E2 Miami* 1
  W1 San Antonio* 4
W1 San Antonio* 4  
W8 Dallas 3  
  W1 San Antonio* 4
  W5 Portland 1  
W4 Houston 2
W5 Portland 4  
  W1 San Antonio* 4
Western Conference
  W2 Oklahoma City* 2  
W3 LA Clippers* 4  
W6 Golden State 3  
  W3 LA Clippers* 2
  W2 Oklahoma City* 4  
W2 Oklahoma City* 4
W7 Memphis 3  


* Division winner
Bold Series winner
italics Team with home-court advantage

Statistics leaders

Individual statistic leaders

Category Player Team Statistics
Points per game Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 32.0
Rebounds per game DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers 13.6
Assists per game Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 10.7
Steals per game Chris Paul Los Angeles Clippers 2.48
Blocks per game Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 2.82
Turnovers per game Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors 3.8
Fouls per game DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings 3.8
Minutes per game Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks 38.7
FG% DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers 67.6%
FT% Brian Roberts New Orleans Pelicans 94.0%
3FG% Kyle Korver Atlanta Hawks 47.2%
Efficiency per game Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder 29.9
Double-doubles Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves 65
Triple-doubles Lance Stephenson Indiana Pacers 5

Individual game highs

Category Player Team Statistics
Points Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks 62
Rebounds Timofey Mozgov Denver Nuggets 29
Assists Brandon Jennings Detroit Pistons 18
Rajon Rondo Boston Celtics
Steals Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers 9
Blocks Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans 9
DeAndre Jordan Los Angeles Clippers
Three Pointers Terrence Ross Toronto Raptors 10
Joe Johnson Brooklyn Nets
C. J. Miles Cleveland Cavaliers
Chandler Parsons Houston Rockets
Trevor Ariza Washington Wizards
J.R. Smith New York Knicks

Team statistic leaders

Category Team Statistics
Points per game Los Angeles Clippers 107.9
Rebounds per game Portland Trail Blazers 46.4
Assists per game San Antonio Spurs 25.2
Steals per game Philadelphia 76ers 9.3
Blocks per game New Orleans Pelicans 6.4
Turnovers per game Philadelphia 76ers 16.9
Fouls per game Denver Nuggets 23.0
FG% Miami Heat 50.1%
FT% Portland Trail Blazers 81.5%
3FG% San Antonio Spurs 39.7%
+/- San Antonio Spurs 7.7

Awards

Yearly awards

Players of the week

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week.

Week Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 3 Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/1) Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/2) [39]
Nov. 4 – Nov. 10 Paul George (Indiana Pacers) (1/2) Markieff Morris (Phoenix Suns) (1/1) [40]
Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 LeBron James (Miami Heat) (1/2) Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/3) [41]
Nov. 18 – Nov. 24 John Wall (Washington Wizards) (1/2) LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/3) [42]
Nov. 25 – Dec. 1 LeBron James (Miami Heat) (2/2) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/6) [43]
Dec. 2 – Dec. 8 Jordan Crawford (Boston Celtics) (1/1) LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (2/3) [44]
Dec. 9 – Dec. 15 Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers) (1/1) LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers) (3/3) [45]
Dec. 16 – Dec. 22 Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) (1/1) Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (2/3) [46]
Dec. 23 – Dec. 29 Chris Bosh (Miami Heat) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2/6) [47]
Dec. 30 – Jan. 5 Thaddeus Young (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/1) David Lee (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [48]
Jan. 6 – Jan. 12 Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) (1/2) DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings) (1/1) [49]
Jan. 13 – Jan. 19 Paul George (Indiana Pacers) (2/2) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (3/6) [50]
Jan. 20 – Jan. 26 Paul Millsap (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (4/6) [51]
Jan. 27 – Feb. 2 Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Goran Dragić (Phoenix Suns) (1/1) [52]
Feb. 3 – Feb. 9 Jared Sullinger (Boston Celtics) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (5/6) [53]
Feb. 18 – Feb. 23 Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves) (2/2) [54]
Feb. 24 – Mar. 2 John Wall (Washington Wizards) (2/2) James Harden (Houston Rockets) (1/2) [55]
Mar. 3 – Mar. 9 Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) (2/2) James Harden (Houston Rockets) (2/2) [56]
Mar. 10 – Mar. 16 Al Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/2) Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (3/3) [57]
Mar. 17 – Mar. 23 Joe Johnson (Brooklyn Nets) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (6/6) [58]
Mar. 24 – Mar. 30 Nikola Vučević (Orlando Magic) (1/1) Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) (1/1) [59]
Mar. 31 – Apr. 6 Al Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (2/2) Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1) [60]
Apr. 7 – Apr. 13 Jeff Teague (Atlanta Hawks) (1/1) Monta Ellis (Dallas Mavericks) (1/1) [61]

Players of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
October – November Paul George (Indiana Pacers) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (1/4) [62]
December LeBron James (Miami Heat) (1/2) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (2/4) [63]
January Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) (1/1) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (3/4) [64]
February LeBron James (Miami Heat) (2/2) Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) (1/1) [65]
March Al Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/2) Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) (4/4) [66]
April Al Jefferson (Charlotte Bobcats) (2/2) Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) (1/1) [67]

Rookies of the month

The following players were named the Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
October – November Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (1/4) Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings) (1/1) [68]
December Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic) (1/2) Trey Burke (Utah Jazz) (1/3) [69]
January Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (2/4) Trey Burke (Utah Jazz) (2/3) [70]
February Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic) (2/2) Nick Calathes (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/1) [71]
March Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (3/4) Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves) (1/1) [72]
April Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) (4/4) Trey Burke (Utah Jazz) (3/3) [73]

Coaches of the month

The following coaches were named the Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month.

Month Eastern Conference Western Conference Ref.
October – November Frank Vogel (Indiana Pacers) (1/1) Terry Stotts (Portland Trail Blazers) (1/1) [74]
December Dwane Casey (Toronto Raptors) (1/1) Jeff Hornacek (Phoenix Suns) (1/1) [75]
January Jason Kidd (Brooklyn Nets) (1/2) David Joerger (Memphis Grizzlies) (1/2) [76]
February Erik Spoelstra (Miami Heat) (1/1) Kevin McHale (Houston Rockets) (1/1) [77]
March Jason Kidd (Brooklyn Nets) (2/2) Gregg Popovich (San Antonio Spurs) (1/1) [78]
April Steve Clifford (Charlotte Bobcats) (1/1) David Joerger (Memphis Grizzlies) (2/2) [79]

Notable occurrences

  • The New Orleans Hornets officially renamed their franchise to New Orleans Pelicans to begin the 2013–14 season.[80]
  • The Charlotte Bobcats officially announced that the franchise would be renamed to the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014–15 season. This will return the Hornets name to Charlotte for the first time since the team now known as the Pelicans moved from Charlotte to New Orleans after the 2001–02 season.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers win the #1 pick in the NBA draft for the second time in three years, as well as the fifth time in franchise history (1971, 1986, 2003, and 2011 were the previous four times), and selected Canadian forward Anthony Bennett of UNLV.
  • The NBA officially implements a tournament system in both of their Summer League systems; the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors were the inaugural champions of the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer League Tournaments, beating out the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns respectively.
  • The Portland Trail Blazers officially announced that the Rose Garden would be renamed to the Moda Center before the start of the season.
  • The NBA Finals will return to the 2–2–1–1–1 format for the 2014 Finals, with the owners approving the format on October 23.[81][82] The NBA originally decided to have the NBA Finals enter a 2–3–2 format starting in the 1985 NBA Finals in order to accommodate commercial travelling from the east to the west and vice versa, as well as bring up economic advantages for marketing and newspapers at the time.
  • The NBA experiments with on-court advertising beginning this season. The Indiana Pacers court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will be sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation with the slogan A State That Works. The Toronto Raptors court at Air Canada Centre will be sponsored by the Bank of Montreal, while the New York Knicks court at Madison Square Garden will be sponsored by Chase. The Miami Heat's American Airlines Arena court in November 2013, and the Golden State Warriors' Oracle Arena court on March 7, 2014, added Samsung Electronics as its on-court sponsor promoting the Samsung Galaxy. On January 11, 2014, the Philadelphia 76ers' Wells Fargo Center added PartyPoker.com as its on-court sponsor.[83]
  • On October 29, the regular season opened with a record of 92 international players on the opening night rosters. The San Antonio Spurs set an NBA record of 10 international players.
  • The Brooklyn Nets start out their season with Joe Prunty coaching their games against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat instead of their original head coach Jason Kidd. The reason why Prunty was coaching at the start of the Nets' season instead of Kidd was due to Kidd serving a coaching suspension for having a DUI in July 2013. Prunty would start the year off with 1–1 for the Nets before Kidd came back and coached the team for the rest of the season.
  • Patrick Ewing coaches his first game ever as an interim head coach for the Charlotte Bobcats. He ended up coaching the Bobcats on November 8, 2013, against his former team, the New York Knicks, due to their coach Steve Clifford having heart surgery around that time period.[84] He would end up losing that game 101–91.
  • In a double overtime game on December 3, 2013, rookies Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic and Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers recorded triple-doubles in the same game. Oladipo recorded 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 52 minutes, while Carter-Williams recorded 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in 47 minutes. These were the first career triple-doubles for both players. This marked the first and only time in NBA history that two rookies have recorded triple-doubles in the same game. The last time that two players had recorded their first career triple-doubles in the same game was when Detroit Pistons Donnie Butcher and Ray Scott did it on March 14, 1964 (they were not rookies). It was also the first time that two opponents had recorded triple-doubles in the same game since Caron Butler and Baron Davis had done so on November 23, 2007. Philadelphia won the game 126–125.[85][86]
  • The planned regular season game in Mexico City between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves on December 4 was postponed after a generator malfunction inside the Mexico City Arena. The rescheduled game was played on April 8, 2014, at Target Center in Minneapolis.[87]
  • On December 6, 2013, Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks set a new NBA record for most consecutive (regular season) games with a three-point field goal made with 90. The previous record holder was Dana Barros.[88][89] The streak ended at 127.
  • On December 11, 2013, Antawn Jamison of the Los Angeles Clippers became the 39th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 career points.[90]
  • On December 13, 2013, Kevin Garnett of the Brooklyn Nets surpassed 14,000 career rebounds, becoming only the tenth player in NBA history to do so. In reaching the milestone, Garnett also joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone as the only players to reach 25,000 points, 14,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists. He reached the milestone in the third quarter of a 99–103 road loss to the Detroit Pistons.[91]
  • On December 16, 2013, Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets scored 29 points in the third quarter of a 130–94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. In the quarter Johnson made 10 of 13 shots from the field and tied an NBA record with 8 of 10 three-pointers.[92]
  • On December 23, 2013, Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks passed Alex English for 13th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list with a 13-foot jumper in the opening minute of the third quarter of a 111–104 road win over the Houston Rockets.[93]
  • On December 25, 2013, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder recorded the eighth triple-double on Christmas Day in NBA history. He recorded 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 29 minutes in a 123–94 road victory over the New York Knicks. The win was also the largest margin of victory in a Christmas Day game in NBA history.[94]
  • On December 27, 2013, LeBron James of the Miami Heat passed Larry Bird and Gary Payton for 29th on the NBA's all-time scoring list. James did so in a 108–103 loss versus the Sacramento Kings.
  • On January 16, 2014, the Houston Rockets scored a season-high 73 points in the first half, and a season-low 19 points in the second half. That 54-point disparity is the largest by a team in a game in NBA history. They ended up losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder 104–92.[95]
  • On January 24, 2014, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks scored a career, franchise, and league season-high 62 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • On January 25, 2014, sophomore Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors scored a career-high 51 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. His 51 points tied a franchise-high.[96] Ross recorded the lowest season scoring average the year of a 50-point game,[97] averaging only 10.9 points.
  • On January 31, 2014, the Brooklyn Nets recorded an all-time low of 17 rebounds in a 125–90 blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. This broke a record low of 18 rebounds that was originally recorded by the Detroit Pistons in a November 28, 2001 game against the Charlotte Hornets.
  • David Stern officially retires as commissioner of the NBA on February 1, 2014. Adam Silver would end up taking his place as commissioner in the process, with Mark Tatum taking on the role of deputy commissioner in the process.
  • The New Orleans Arena that the New Orleans Pelicans played under was re-branded as the Smoothie King Center on February 5, 2014. Therefore, while some of the earlier games played in New Orleans were under the New Orleans Arena name, further home Pelicans games, as well as the All-Star break that happened from February 14–16, 2014, will end up being mentioned as the Smoothie King Center from now until at least 10 more NBA seasons.
  • On February 23, Jason Collins signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first openly gay athlete in North America's four major professional sports.[98]
  • On March 3, LeBron James scored a career-high 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. His 61 points was also a franchise-high.[99]
  • On March 4, Russell Westbrook recorded the fastest triple-double since 1955. He recorded 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds while playing only 20 minutes and 17 seconds against the Philadelphia 76ers.[100]
  • On March 16, 2014, with a 122–104 victory over the Utah Jazz, the San Antonio Spurs notched their 50th win of the season and extended their 50+ wins in a season streak to 15 seasons.
  • The New York Knicks would assign former player and Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson as the team's newest President of Basketball Operations on March 18, 2014.[101]
  • On March 27, The Philadelphia 76ers tied a league record of 26 consecutive losses. This mark is currently tied with the 2010–11 Cleveland Cavaliers.[102]
  • On April 11, 2014, Corey Brewer of the Minnesota Timberwolves scored a franchise record-tying and career-high 51 points against the Houston Rockets. He also joined Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan & Rick Barry as only players with 50 points & 6 steals in a game.[103]
  • The San Antonio Spurs won their franchise-record 18 straight win against the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs also finished March with a 16–0 record, the second time in franchise history where they have a perfect month going back from the 1995–96 NBA season of the same month.[104]
  • The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers failed to qualify for the playoffs. This marked the first time in 20 seasons that both teams missed the playoffs. For the Lakers, it marked the first time in nine seasons that they missed the playoffs.[105] With the New York Knicks also missing the playoffs, this marked the first time in NBA history that none of the three teams qualified for the playoffs.[106]
  • On April 25, 2014, TMZ leaked an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racist comments to his girlfriend. The NBA has launched an investigation.[107] The team held a meeting the following day to discuss the incident. Both coaches and players reportedly expressed anger toward the comment and they briefly raised the possibility of boycotting Game 4 of their series against the Golden State Warriors before deciding against it.[108] On April 29, 2014, Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life as well as fining him $2.5 million. Silver also began proceeding of forcing Sterling out of the league.[109]
  • On April 29, 2014, the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder played in their fourth straight overtime game, the first time in NBA playoff history that there have been four straight overtime games.[110]

See also

  • Map of USA and Canada, NBA, zoom.svg National Basketball Association portal

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2013 NBA draft

The 2013 NBA draft was held on June 27, 2013, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The lottery took place on May 21, 2013. This was the first draft for New Orleans under their new Pelicans name after playing as the New Orleans Hornets previously. It would also be the last draft for the Charlotte Bobcats under their old name, as they went back to playing under their old Hornets moniker that they last used in 2002 once the 2013–14 NBA season was over. Anthony Bennett, the first pick, bounced around the league, and then was finally released by the Brooklyn Nets after averaging just 5.2 PPG. He is considered the most recent candidate of being named the worst #1 draft pick in recent memory, with next to no major media outlets even considering him a potential #1 pick up until the day of the draft.Highlights of the draft included the first Canadian number one selection (Anthony Bennett). The draft also included the first Canadian pair of lottery picks (Bennett and Kelly Olynyk), the first Iranian draft choice (Arsalan Kazemi), the first New Zealander first round pick (Steven Adams) and the last first round draft selections announced by then-NBA commissioner David Stern, the very last of which included a visit by Hakeem Olajuwon, Stern's first pick he ever announced back in 1984. He was replaced by current commissioner Adam Silver beginning with the 2014 NBA draft.

2013–14 Atlanta Hawks season

The 2013–14 Atlanta Hawks season was the 64th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the 46th in Atlanta.

2013–14 Boston Celtics season

The 2013–14 Boston Celtics season was the franchise's 68th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics made several major changes to the team, including hiring Brad Stevens as the new head coach and sending Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics finished 25–57 and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Also, as of 2018, this is the last time the Celtics failed to qualify for the playoffs.

2013–14 Detroit Pistons season

The 2013–14 Detroit Pistons season was the 73rd season of the franchise, the 66th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 57th in the Detroit suburban area.

In the off-season, the Pistons hired former player Maurice Cheeks as their head coach as well re-acquiring former Finals MVP Chauncey Billups. John Loyer replaced Cheeks mid-season.

Following the season, Billups retired and Joe Dumars left his position as General Manager after 15 seasons.

2013–14 Golden State Warriors season

The 2013–14 Golden State Warriors season was the 68th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 52nd anniversary of their time in the San Francisco Bay Area. They finished the regular season with a record of 51-31, clinching the 6th seed in the Western Conference playoffs. In the playoffs, the Warriors faced the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs, and lost in seven games.

Following the season, Mark Jackson was dismissed as the Warriors head coach, and Steve Kerr became the new head coach. As of 2018, this was the last time the Warriors didn’t make the NBA Finals.

2013–14 Indiana Pacers season

The 2013–14 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 47th season as a franchise and 38th season in the NBA. The Pacers marked their best start in franchise history, 16–1.

In the playoffs, the Pacers defeated the Atlanta Hawks in seven games in the First Round, and the Washington Wizards in six games in the Semifinals to advance to the Conference Finals for the second straight year, only again to be stopped by the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat in six games, making it the third straight year that the Pacers had their playoff run ended by the Heat. Miami would go on to lose to a rejuvenated San Antonio Spurs team in a five-game NBA Finals series.

The team's season roster is featured in NBA 2K18.

2013–14 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 2013–14 NBA season was the Bucks' 46th season in the NBA. They finished with 15 wins and 67 losses, the worst record in the NBA. It was the Bucks' worst season record in franchise history, five fewer wins than their previous low-mark in 1993–94.

2013–14 Minnesota Timberwolves season

The 2013–14 Minnesota Timberwolves season is the 25th season for the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

2013–14 New Orleans Pelicans season

The 2013–14 New Orleans Pelicans season was the franchise's 12th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the first under the "Pelicans" name.

2013–14 New York Knicks season

The 2013–14 New York Knicks season is the 68th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Knicks tried hard but came up short this season as they failed to make the playoffs, leaving the 2012-13 season to be the last time the Knicks qualified for the postseason.

2013–14 Orlando Magic season

The 2013–14 Orlando Magic season was the 25th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Magic improved upon their league-worst 20–62 record from the previous season, but not by much, finishing 23–59.

2013–14 Philadelphia 76ers season

The 2013–14 Philadelphia 76ers season was the 75th season of the franchise, the 65th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 51st in Philadelphia. The season was notable for the 76ers tying Cleveland's NBA record for most consecutive losses with 26, a streak that started with a 99–125 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on January 31 and ended with a 123–98 win over the Detroit Pistons on March 29. They were 14-31 after 45 games and finished with 5 wins and 32 losses in their last 37 games.

Rookie Michael Carter-Williams enjoyed a successful rookie season, earning Rookie of the Year honors at the end of the season. It was the only full season that Carter-Williams would spend in a Sixers uniform as he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks midway through his sophomore year.

2013–14 Sacramento Kings season

The 2013–14 Sacramento Kings season is the 69th season of the franchise, and the 65th season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and its 29th in Sacramento. It was also the first season under new owner, Vivek Ranadivé.

2013–14 Utah Jazz season

The 2013–14 Utah Jazz season was the franchise’s fortieth season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and 35th season in Salt Lake City. The season ended with the Jazz finishing last in their respective division and conference, winning only twenty-five games for their worst record since the 24–58 1979–80 Jazz, who were playing the franchise’s first season in Utah. The season also concluded with the release of coach Tyrone Corbin.

2013–14 Washington Wizards season

The 2013–14 Washington Wizards season is the 53rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 41st in the Washington, D.C. area. After a 44–38 regular season, the team beat the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs. It was only the third time a Wizards team advanced past the opening round since losing the 1979 NBA Finals.

2014 NBA All-Star Game

The 2014 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game that took place on February 16, 2014, at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Pelicans. The game was the 63rd edition of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game and was played during the 2013–14 NBA season. The Pelicans (the name was changed by new team owner Tom Benson for the 2013-14 season) were awarded the All-Star Game in an announcement by commissioner David Stern on April 16, 2012. It was the second time that New Orleans had hosted the All-Star game; the city had previously hosted the event in 2008, also at the Smoothie King Center (then known as New Orleans Arena).

Starters for the game were selected by the fans, who could select three frontcourt players and two guards for each conference. LeBron James was the leading vote-getter with 1,416,419 votes. Stephen Curry was also voted as a starter in first All-Star selection, after leading all Western Conference guards in the voting, while Kevin Love overtook Dwight Howard for the final frontcourt starting spot for the West.

2014 NBA Finals

The 2014 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2013–14 season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs defeated the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat in five games (4 games to 1) for the Spurs' fifth NBA championship in franchise history. The Spurs outscored the Heat in the series by the largest average point differential (14.0) in Finals history, and ended their chances of a three-peat, the first that would have occurred since the 2000-2002 Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard was named the Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

This was a Finals rematch from the previous NBA season, which Miami had won in seven games, handing the Spurs the franchise's first-ever Finals defeat in 2013. This marked the 12th Finals rematch, but only the fifth since the ABA–NBA merger in 1976. The Spurs had home-court advantage, since the team finished the regular season with a better record (62–20) than the Heat (54–28). For the first time since 1984, the Finals were played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format (Games 1 and 2 at home for the higher seeded team, Games 3 and 4 at home for the lower seeded team, Game 5 at the higher, Game 6 at the lower, and Game 7 at the higher). The series began on June 5, 2014, and ended on June 15, 2014.

Big Three (Miami Heat)

The Big Three were a trio of professional basketball players - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh - who played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 2010 to 2014. All three players were selected within the first five picks of the 2003 NBA draft, and became scoring leaders for their respective franchises over their first seven seasons.

After re-signing Wade following the 2009–10 season, the Heat secured the signings of both Bosh and James in free agency, with the latter being announced in the television special, The Decision. The trio led the Heat to the NBA Finals in each of their four seasons together, and won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. After losing the Finals the following season, James opted out of a contract extension, and returned to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both Wade and Bosh continued to play for the Heat for two additional seasons after James' departure, before Wade departed Miami and signed with the Chicago Bulls, while Bosh left the game due to medical reasons. On September 27, 2017, Wade signed a one-year contract with the Cavaliers, reuniting him with James. On February 8, 2018, at the NBA trade deadline, the Cavaliers traded back Wade to the Miami Heat in exchange for a protected 2024 second-round draft pick. Beginning in the 2019-2020 NBA season, LeBron will be the last remaining active member from the Heat Big 3, as on September 16, 2018, Wade announced he'll retire from the NBA after the 2018-19 season and Chris Bosh announced his retirement on February 12, 2019 in a ceremony that also retired his No. 1 Heat jersey.

The trio have been credited for helping to revolutionize the NBA, with many more teams seeking to adopt the "Big Three" model of courting established NBA superstars to their franchises, in order to win championships.

List of 2013–14 NBA season transactions

This is a list of all personnel changes for the 2013 NBA off-season and 2013–14 NBA season.

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