Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Miami Heat: Bam Beats Nets at the Buzzer

Miami Heat: Bam Beats Nets at the Buzzer

April 18, 2021

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo hop on from American Airlines Arena to talk about Bam's moment, taking out the Brooklyn Nets with a game winner at the buzzer. We also get into Dewayne Dedmon's big game, Spo's lineup decisions down the stretch & Victor Oladipo potentially being back for the Playoffs.

 

Sponsors: Marc Brown, BstEvr.com, PrizePicks.com, Biscayne Bay Brewing

Miami Heat: “Something’s Missing” after Embarrassing Loss to Wolves

Miami Heat: “Something’s Missing” after Embarrassing Loss to Wolves

April 17, 2021
This might have been the worst loss yet. The Miami Heat wasted a sublime box score from Jimmy Butler, and a strong offensive game from Trevor Ariza, to lose to the worst-in-the-West Timberwolves.
 
What's with Tyler Herro? And where did Miami's magic go?
 
Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander host.
 
Sponsored by Miami Grill, PrizePicks.com (five) and Biscayne Bay Brewing.
Miami Heat: Imperfect Storm of a Season

Miami Heat: Imperfect Storm of a Season

April 15, 2021

After the Miami Heat were thrashed again, this time in Denver, Ariel Attias and Alex Toledo join Ethan Skolnick to assess the damage... and whether the Heat are any better than mediocre at this stage.

Also, a Value Plays segment with Eric Brown (FiveReasonsRealtor.com); what's been the biggest difference between this season and last?

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

Suns Crush Cold-Shooting Miami Heat as Butler hurt: 5 Concerns

Suns Crush Cold-Shooting Miami Heat as Butler hurt: 5 Concerns

April 14, 2021

The Miami Heat started fast in Phoenix, then fell apart against the Suns as no one could make a three, and Bam Adebayo refused to shoot. 

Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander identify five concerns, one of which is Jimmy Butler's ankle entering a tough matchup in Denver.

Then Heat VP Michael McCullough joins again to discuss the Heat's changing plans for fans at the arena.

Sponsored by Chase Signs & Graphics, and Marc Brown PA (MarcBrownPA.com for estate planning and a title company)

 

Victor Oladipo’s Pacers Backstory… and how it affects Miami Heat

Victor Oladipo’s Pacers Backstory… and how it affects Miami Heat

April 12, 2021

As Victor Oladipo meets with specialists and decides how to manage his knee/quad injury -- with the rest of his first Miami Heat season at stake -- Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo welcome back Scott Agness of Fieldhouse Files to discuss how Oladipo initially handled the injury in Indiana with the Pacers.

They dig into his influences and aspirations.

How is this likely to play out with Miami?

Sponsored by Miami Grill and F45 Cooper City.  

Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler leads D vs. Blazers (+ Oladipo update)

Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler leads D vs. Blazers (+ Oladipo update)

April 12, 2021

The Miami Heat started the road trip right, as Jimmy Butler led a dominant defensive effort in a 106-98 win at Portland.

Ethan, Alex and Greg talk about what went right on that end, and Tyler Herro's strong game on the other. 

Plus, the latest on Victor Oladipo.

Sponsored by Manscaped.com (5RSN) and BstEvr.com 

Miami Heat: Oladipo Injured as Heat Beat LeBron-Less Lakers

Miami Heat: Oladipo Injured as Heat Beat LeBron-Less Lakers

April 9, 2021

The Miami Heat trudged to a win against the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers, who were without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, but the story was the injury to Victor Oladipo just as he seemed to be getting some rhythm.

Ethan, Alex and Greg discuss the implications, if it's a short or long term situation. And might we now see some of Kendrick Nunn.

Sponsored by Chase Signs & Graphics, and Miami Grill.

Miami Heat: Corner 3s Lead Grizzlies; Where did Goran Go?

Miami Heat: Corner 3s Lead Grizzlies; Where did Goran Go?

April 7, 2021

A disappointing home loss to Memphis leads to a couple of questions:

-- Was the Miami Heat defense designed to give up so many corner 3s?

-- When is the explosive Goran Dragic coming back, or should Miami rest him more prior to the playoffs?

Ethan and Alex host.

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

Miami Heat: The New Defensive Playbook Deep Dive

Miami Heat: The New Defensive Playbook Deep Dive

April 5, 2021

Time to dig into the Miami Heat defense.

Brady Hawk, who wrote a piece on it for FiveReasonsSports.com, joins Alex Toledo and Ethan Skolnick to explore Erik Spoelstra's latest shift in defensive strategy, the way all the players fit and whether it's enough to challenge the Brooklyn Nets. 

Sponsored by:

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Miami Heat: Early Reviews on Victor Oladipo

Miami Heat: Early Reviews on Victor Oladipo

April 4, 2021

Victor Oladipo has been really good on defense, and not as good on offense, in his first two games with the Miami Heat.

What level can he reach on both ends?

And what will that be worth in the offseason, especially in light of lingering quad issues? 

Ethan, Alex and Greg discuss.

Sponsored by F45CooperCity, Miami Grill and Chase Signs & Graphics.

Victor Oladipo Uneven, but Miami Heat Teammates Come Through

Victor Oladipo Uneven, but Miami Heat Teammates Come Through

April 2, 2021

Victor Oladipo struggled at times with foul trouble and play familiarity, but his teammates picked him up in a win against the Golden State Warriors.

Ethan and Alex, at the arena, bring in Greg to talk about the fit in Dipo's first game, and also about the play of Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Andre Iguodala and others. What will the rotations look like from here? What's the upside?

Sponsored by Miami Grill, Biscayne Bay Brewing and Seltzer Mayberg law firm. 

Miami Heat: Clamping Pacers prior to Oladipo debut

Miami Heat: Clamping Pacers prior to Oladipo debut

March 31, 2021

The Miami Heat still didn't have Victor Oladipo. and still didn't have much of an offense, but throttled the Pacers down the stretch to win a second straight.

How elite can the Heat's defense be now?

And which guard will benefit most from Oladipo's insertion into the lineup?

Sponsored by BstEvr.com, MyBookie.ag (five) and Miami Grill 

Miami Heat: Good Signs from Stars and Shooters

Miami Heat: Good Signs from Stars and Shooters

March 30, 2021

The Miami Heat have won just one of their last 7, but there have been better signs lately, starting with the stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo being more forceful, and the shooters like Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro snapping out of slumps. 

Ethan, Greg and Alex discuss what it means for the stretch run. 

Bonus: A Value Plays segment with Eric Brown (FiveReasonsRealtor.com) and Ethan.

Also sponsored by PrizePicks.com (five), MyBookie.ag (five) and F45CooperCity. 

 

Miami Heat: Butler, Bam Bully Knicks, with Oladipo Waiting

Miami Heat: Butler, Bam Bully Knicks, with Oladipo Waiting

March 29, 2021

The Miami Heat still didn't have Victor Oladipo, but Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo got them out of the mud against the New York Knicks to end a 6-game losing streak.

Ariel Attias and Ricky J Marc join Ethan Skolnick to discuss what went right... and what Oladipo might help go better.

Sponsored by Miami Grill, Chase Signs & Graphics, and PrizePicks.com (five)

Miami Heat: LaMarcus Aldridge flakes; when’s losing streak stop?

Miami Heat: LaMarcus Aldridge flakes; when’s losing streak stop?

March 28, 2021

The last piece to the Heat's in-season acquisition puzzle isn't coming, as LaMarcus Aldridge reversed course and signed with the Brooklyn Nets. 

Who can the Heat sign now? Do they need anyone?

When does the losing streak (now six) end? 

Also: Grades on coach Erik Spoelstra with the stretch run to come.

Sponsored by BstEvr.com, MyBookie.ag (five), OneCallLegal.com (Seltzer Mayberg law firm)

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