September 21, 2020
The Boston Celtics seemed like a likable team before this series... to some of us.
Now? Not so much.
Chris Joseph of Ballcast on the Five Reasons Sports Network joins to discuss what makes the Celtics -- and their fans -- so loathsome -- and helps Ethan, Alf and Greg put the Celtics rivalry in context with the others the Heat had, or have.
Bonus: Today's Zoom group media interviews with Heat forwards Jae Crowder and Andre Iguodala.
Disclaimer: More mature language in this episode than usual, and Ethan screwed up his settings so his microphone sounds different. Enjoy!
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September 20, 2020
The Miami Heat are 10-2 in the postseason, including 2-1 against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, but Heat fans on social media seem concerned.
What's real? What's not?
Ethan, Alex and Greg discuss the need for Jimmy Butler to take charge; whether Goran Dragic could be susceptible to a slump; Kelly Olynyk's disappearance; Gordon Hayward's impact; Tyler Herro's ascent (and comp with Dwyane Wade) and more.
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September 18, 2020
Erik Spoelstra pulled out a wrinkle in Game 2: even more zone defense. That move, and strong play from Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo and others, helped the Heat overcome a 17-point deficit and win Game 2 against the Boston Celtics.
Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo discuss, with Alex bringing back the latest from the player interviews. Also, Ethan and Greg make some grand proclamations.
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September 16, 2020
Michael Pina, who covered the Boston Celtics prior to joining GQ magazine, visits with Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo to discuss the strategy of the Eastern Conference finals prior to Game 2. Deep dives on Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder, Bam Adebayo, Kelly Olynyk and others.
Then Ethan offers a commentary about Bam and Jimmy Butler, regarding the All-NBA teams, and where the Heat stood in most awards voting.
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September 16, 2020
Jimmy Butler had the big bucket, Tyler Herro had a near triple double, Goran Dragic had the energy throughout (and 29 points), and Bam Adebayo had a block for the ages of Celtics star Jayson Tatum as the Miami Heat won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Brady Hawk break it all down. Where does the Bam block rank? What's sustainable in the Marcus Smart vs. Jae Crowder battle? And which of the Heat's supporting players may not be playable going forward?
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September 14, 2020
The Eastern Conference Finals are finally here, so Ethan, Alex and Alf leave the strategy behind (check out the last episode w/ Nekias Duncan) and focus on the major storylines of the Miami Heat's series with the rival Boston Celtics.
-- Jimmy Butler, superstar?
-- Which young stars are better? Bam? Tatum? Brown? Herro?
-- Erik Spoelstra vs. Brad Stevens
-- The long history of Pat Riley and Danny Ainge
-- And finally, the picks
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September 13, 2020
With the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics starting Tuesday at 6:30pm Eastern, Nekias Duncan of BasketballNews.com joins Ethan, Alex and Greg to discuss:
-- Who guards Jayson Tatum.... and Kemba Walker?
-- Can Bam Adebayo dominate the Celtics bigs?
-- What player will Marcus Smart be annoying most?
-- Will Erik Spoelstra force the action with Duncan Robinson?
-- What would Gordon Hayward's return for Boston mean?
And we get a pick from Nekias.
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September 11, 2020
We're bored, you're bored. So the crew from Five on the Floor got together on a Thursday night stream to discuss the Heat -- and more -- as Miami waits for Boston or Toronto.
We get a little looser on the stream, as you'll see.
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September 10, 2020
Keyon Dooling, one of the best players in Broward County high school history and a member of the 2004-05 Miami Heat, joins Ethan, Alf, Alex and Greg to discuss his career, the current Heat team, his role as a mental health counselor in the NBA Bubble, his former teammate Kendrick Perkins' sudden Heat love, what KG used to say to UD, Erik Spoelstra's evolution and more.
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September 10, 2020
As the Miami Heat wait for their Eastern Conference finals opponent, Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo welcome Vince Goodwill for another appearance on Five on the Floor.
This time, the Yahoo NBA Insider discusses Giannis' future (Milwaukee, Toronto, Miami); Jimmy Butler's validation; the trade value of Chris Paul and Kyle Lowry; the upcoming Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors; and more.
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September 9, 2020
The kid did it. With the Miami Heat's All-Stars struggling, Tyler Herro played an exceptional overall game as the Heat beat the Giannis-less Milwaukee Bucks to win their second round series in five games. Next: the Celtics or Raptors.
Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander, Brady Hawk and (after the Zoom interviews) Alex Toledo discuss not only the win, but the significance of it. To Ethan, this is the most satisfying of all the Pat Riley builds, and a testament to Erik Spoelstra's elite status.
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September 7, 2020
Alphonse Sidney and Adam Borai (@ClutchNBAat5R) join Ethan Skolnick to discuss:
-- The pros and cons of Giannis playing for the Bucks against the Heat in Game 5?
-- Should Erik Spoelstra go deeper into his bench?
-- Will Jimmy Butler play with a different disposition?
-- Are the Celtics a threat to win the title this season, and beyond?
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September 6, 2020
The Miami Heat said they understood the intensity needed for a close out game, but didn't show that in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Even with Giannis going out with another ankle sprain, the Heat lost 118-115 in overtime.
Ethan Skolnick is joined by Greg Sylvander and Brady Hawk to discuss what went wrong, even with Tyler Herro's late heroics and Bam Adebayo's best playoff performance... and what has to happen for Game 5 on Tuesday.
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September 4, 2020
Clay Ferraro, sports anchor on WPLG-10 (ABC), joins Ethan, Alex and Greg for a variety of topics related to the Miami Heat, including a Game 3 Bucks preview, where Goran Dragic ranks in Heat history, the courting of Heat assistant Dan Craig and more.
They also take viewer comments and questions on the YouTube stream, most of which are about Ferraro's Brook Lopez-speed Internet.
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September 3, 2020
Well, that was something. The Miami Heat (with Goran Dragic leading again) survive Giannis and the officials, and win 116-114 on two Jimmy Butler free throws at the buzzer. Now they lead 2-0 against the top seed in the Eastern Conference second round of the playoffs.
Ethan, Alex, Greg and Brady Hawk break it all down, and come to a conclusion:
Maybe the Heat are just.... better?
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