Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Tyler Herro Breakout: Against Bulls, Miami Heat find Closer #2

Tyler Herro Breakout: Against Bulls, Miami Heat find Closer #2

December 9, 2019

It was a struggle at times, but the Miami Heat outlasted the Chicago Bulls in overtime Sunday, largely due to Tyler Herro's clutch shooting. 

Have the Heat found their second closer? At age 19?

Ethan J. Skolnick, Alex Toledo and Christopher Mattox discuss that and more.

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Amin Elhassan joins, Miami Heat’s ceiling: the Eastern Conference Finals

Amin Elhassan joins, Miami Heat’s ceiling: the Eastern Conference Finals

December 6, 2019

Amin Elhassan, former NBA front office member with the Phoenix Suns and of ESPN's The Jump joins the show to discuss the Miami Heat being ahead of schedule and flat-out better than what most people thought they would be. We also discussed Jimmy's role in all this as a playmaker and leader, who we all think is special from this young core, the team's ceiling, the types of players they should actually consider trading for and where they will stand as a potential Giannis suitor in 2021.

 

Sponsored by: East Coast Public Adjusters, Seltzer Mayberg law firm, Dutch Valley Farms, and Gold Club in Pompano Beach, the site of our next watch party vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on December 18th

Miami Heat Mailbag // Big Wins

Miami Heat Mailbag // Big Wins

December 4, 2019

After a huge overtime win against the formerly undefeated-at-home Toronto Raptors, the Heat stand at 15-5. We saw the trio of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow really click as a unit again and put the clamps on the Raptors’ most proficient scorers, (Siakam shot 5/14, Lowry shot 2/18, Fred Van Vleet shot 5/16).

 

Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo take listener questions to talk about what went down in this game, crunch-time lineup decisions, East Rookie of the Month Kendrick Nunn’s place in the starting lineup and as a closer and more.

 

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Crunch-time Miami Heat grind out a win in Brooklyn

Crunch-time Miami Heat grind out a win in Brooklyn

December 2, 2019

We finally get to see this version of the Heat in a grind-it-out crunch-time game. Ethan Skolnick, Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo all come on to talk about what took place throughout the 109-106 win at Brooklyn, and evaluate what we've seen from the team since Justise Winslow's return to the rotation. The team now stands at 14-5 as they head for big games vs. the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.

 

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Evaluating Heat’s young weapons Herro, Nunn, Bam

Evaluating Heat’s young weapons Herro, Nunn, Bam

November 26, 2019

A bounce back win at home for the Miami Heat vs. a subpar Charlotte Hornets team tonight. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo continue to thrive together, while Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro kept showing legit scoring flashes. 

Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo pod from the arena, comparing Nunn and Herro in various ways, while assessing Bam’s growth off-the-dribble and how he can counter the defense that the Sixers deployed on him.

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Gold Club in Pompano Beach, the site of our watch party vs. the Celtics. Women get in free anytime, any day/night

***Make sure to come out Wednesday for our waterside watch party vs. the Rockets at Duffy’s in North Miami Beach, where we have our own section with a large projector.***

What did Sixers loss say about Miami Heat?

What did Sixers loss say about Miami Heat?

November 25, 2019

In this episode, Ethan wasn’t able to catch the Heat-Sixers game live, fortunately for him, so he steps aside to mediate an argument between Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo that had been going on since the second quarter:

So how much should we derive based off the weekend slate of games after a blowout win against the Bulls and a blowout loss to a conference rival? Just how good is this Miami Heat team, now and going forward? With and without Justise Winslow, Derrick Jones Jr., etc.

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Watch party: Wednesday, Heat-Rockets, Duffy's North Miami Beach, 7pm.

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps with Ethan on Heat and 76ers

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps with Ethan on Heat and 76ers

November 22, 2019
The first big game of the Miami Heat season is here, as Jimmy Butler returns to Philadelphia to face the 76ers. Ethan J. Skolnick welcomes Tim Bontemps, who covers the 76ers and the rest of the Eastern Conference for ESPN, to discuss the Sixers' sluggish start, the Heat's hot play and the way the fans should and will treat Butler. 
Sponsored by Seltzer Mayberg law firm (OneCallLegal.com), East Coast Public Adjusters and Dutch Valley Farms. 
 
***Also: Come out next Wednesday, November 27th, for our watch party against the 10-3 Houston Rockets at Duffy's in North Miami Beach! They've set us up with our own section, including a *very* large projector, as we all sit right next to the water and watch the Heat keep up our watch party win streak. (1 game)***
Duncan Robinson goes berserk in Miami Heat blowout (Jimmy Butler nuggets)

Duncan Robinson goes berserk in Miami Heat blowout (Jimmy Butler nuggets)

November 21, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick is joined by Alex Toledo from the arena after the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. We went over Duncan Robinson's ridiculous 9 three-pointer game, the Heat's nailing of their development program post Big Three era, and Jimmy Butler's overall happiness with this 10-3 team so far. Who is he following on the team?

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Getting to know Miami Heat’s surprising Chris Silva

Getting to know Miami Heat’s surprising Chris Silva

November 19, 2019

in this episode, Ethan J. Skolnick got to sit down with one of the most surprising and lesser-known prospects from this Miami Heat team. We talked about his journey from Gabon, to his four-year experience with coach Frank Martin at South Carolina, where he was a part of a Cinderella Final Four team in 2017, and how he's felt playing as an athletic energy big alongside this Heat team from Summer League up to this point.

 

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Heat-Rockets watch party on 11/27 at Duffy's in North Miami Beach! Come out and watch the game with us on a very large projector next to the water!

Positive Miami Heat Surprises: Ethan, Alf, Alex, Zach

Positive Miami Heat Surprises: Ethan, Alf, Alex, Zach

November 17, 2019

After another home win, this time against the busted up New Orleans Pelicans, the Miami Heat now stand at 9-3, good for second in the Eastern Conference, (still ahead of the Bucks and Sixers). Kendrick Nunn had another game where he led the team in scoring, while the team as a whole continued to look very cohesive on the floor on both ends.

 

Since we had 4 guys credentialed at the game, we did things a little different today. Ethan Skolnick asked Alex Toledo, Alphonse Sidney and Zach Buckley individually, what has been the team's most surprising development through these first 12 games?

 

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Gold Club in Pompano Beach, the site of our December 4th watch party against the 10-1 Boston Celtics

 

***Also: Come out next Wednesday, November 27th, for our watch party against the 10-3 Houston Rockets at Duffy's in North Miami Beach! They've set us up with our own section, including a *very* large projector, as we all sit right next to the water and watch the Heat keep up our watch party win streak. (1 game)***

 

Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo Among East’s Best Bigs (Cavs recap)

Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo Among East’s Best Bigs (Cavs recap)

November 15, 2019

The Heat continue to beat up on bad teams despite missing multiple bodies, (although the Cavs had the 17th best Net Rating headed into this game). Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo continue to spearhead the effort on both ends. Kendrick Nunn is back to feeling himself after a good shooting game.

Ethan Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney (@Alf954) talk about the game, the rotation problems they will have going forward when they get back Justise Winslow, Derrick Jones Jr., James Johnson (and Dion too), as well as going through how good they are at the moment.

 

Sponsored by: Seltzer Mayberg (OneCallLegal.com) and Gold Club in Pompano Beach (Come out for our Heat-Celtics watch party on December 4th!) Ladies in free all day, every day!

Also, we've got a Heat Watch Party on November 27th at Duffy's in North Miami Beach!

Butler, Bam lead Heat to win vs. Pistons

Butler, Bam lead Heat to win vs. Pistons

November 13, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo discuss the Heat's easy enough win in Miami. Winning games they're supposed to isn't something they've been used to for a few years now. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo continued to show that they're the 2 most impactful players on this team while Goran had another effective game off the bench.

 

Sponsored by: Seltzer Mayberg (OneCallLegal.com) and Gold Club in Pompano Beach, the site of our December 4th watch party against the Celtics.

Emergency pod: Dion Waiters suspended 10 games

Emergency pod: Dion Waiters suspended 10 games

November 11, 2019

Dion Waiters has been suspended again by the Miami Heat -- this time for 10 games. The most recent incident was his panic attack on a team plane allegedly related to edibles, but Ethan J. Skolnick reveals there have been a few others. Alphonse Sidney joins to discuss what the Heat do next.

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Heat finish trip with loss to Lakers

Heat finish trip with loss to Lakers

November 9, 2019

The Miami Heat looked tired on the last game of their trip, losing to LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers to return to Miami at 6-3. Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo look at what led to the loss. 

Does the zone work? Does Miami need another defending big? And will Kendrick Nunn get back on track?

Sponsored by Seltzer Mayberg law firm (OneCallLegal.com) and BetDSI.com. 

Miami Heat issues exposed by Nuggets loss?

Miami Heat issues exposed by Nuggets loss?

November 6, 2019

The Miami Heat have typically struggled in Denver, and this new Heat team experienced that Tuesday night. Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney aren't ready to overreact, but they identify some things that could be issues going forward. Touching on Justise Winslow, Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler and more, before the Heat face Phoenix to continue the road trip. 

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