Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Miami Heat: Butler, Dedmon beat Spurs

Miami Heat: Butler, Dedmon beat Spurs

April 29, 2021

Just as the game looked like it was getting away, Jimmy Butler and Dewayne Dedmon propelled a 15-0 run to get a sweep of the season series.

It was also a strong game for Kendrick Nunn.

Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo discuss that, as well as the possibility that Victor Oladipo doesn't return this season.

Sponsored by Miami Grill, PrizePicks.com (five) and Marc Brown P.A. 

Miami Heat: Another Bad Loss

Miami Heat: Another Bad Loss

April 27, 2021

With no Ethan Skolnick tonight, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo jump on to talk about the Heat giving away another game they should gave won, despite being depleted. We talk about what happened down the stretch as well as Trevor Ariza's performance and his offseason outlook with the Heat.

Sponsors: Biscayne Bay Brewing, Seltzer Mayberg law firm (OneCallLegal.com)

Miami Heat: Evaluating Goran Dragic

Miami Heat: Evaluating Goran Dragic

April 25, 2021

Goran Dragic has been a fan favorite, rightly so, but he has seemed to struggle more this season. 

Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo examine his play, aesthetically and statistically, and find that the eye test and the stat sheet don't necessarily align.

Also, a sort-of update on Victor Oladipo... and a check on the Heat's (gulp) play-in possibilities. Should the Heat fear the Wizards?

Sponsored by TherapistPreferred.com, PrizePicks.com (five) and Miami Grill.

Bonus: Full Court Press on NBA, episode 1 (Steph, Bam, Lakers, more)

Bonus: Full Court Press on NBA, episode 1 (Steph, Bam, Lakers, more)

April 25, 2021

In the first episode of Full Court Press on Five Reasons YouTube channel, Gad, Marco and Ariel discuss:

MVP (Steph?!) - DPOY?! - Current Finals picks in each conference - Gad’s random stats guessing game - 1 Thing we all like from around the league - Culture Corner segment

Miami Heat: Awful Loss in Atlanta

Miami Heat: Awful Loss in Atlanta

April 24, 2021

Just when you thought the Heat were starting to roll, they got smashed by the Trae Young-loss Hawks in a game Miami had to have.

What does it say that they can't summon consistent effort?

And what will this mean in the standings?

Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo survey the damage.

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Miami Heat/NBA: Howard Beck on Heat chances in East (plus Value Plays)

Miami Heat/NBA: Howard Beck on Heat chances in East (plus Value Plays)

April 23, 2021

Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated joins Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander to discuss:

-- If the Nets can pull it together after so little time together?

-- Does Giannis or Embiid have the better supporting cast?

-- Do the Heat have a shot?

Plus, Eric Brown (FiveReasonsRealtor.com) joins Ethan for Value Plays, with a series of tough Heat questions.

Sponsored by F45 Cooper City and Miami Grill.

Miami Heat: Tyler Herro Shines in Decisive Win over Spurs

Miami Heat: Tyler Herro Shines in Decisive Win over Spurs

April 22, 2021

With Ethan Skolnick out of the fold tonight, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo jump on to talk about the Heat's 107-87 win over the San Antonio Spurs. We talked about Bam and Tyler's performances, the team's dominant defensive game, with the zone being back, and looking forward with some standings & matchup talk.

 

Sponsored by: TherapistPreferred.com, Manscaped.com 

Miami Heat: After win vs. Rockets, Herro or Nunn?

Miami Heat: After win vs. Rockets, Herro or Nunn?

April 20, 2021

The shorthanded Miami Heat pulled away from the woeful Houston Rockets on Monday night, largely behind the play of Kendrick Nunn.

That triggered a debate between Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo.

When Victor Oladipo returns, should Nunn get minutes ahead of the struggling Tyler Herro?

Plus, a look at the standings, and the playoff possibilities.

Sponsored by TherapistPreferred.com, PrizePicks.com and the Seltzer Mayberg law firm.

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.

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