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Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA

Five Reasons Sports Network
100 episodes
Ethan Skolnick hosts a daily insider Miami Heat/NBA podcast -- "best sports podcast of 2020 by Miami New Times -- with Alex Toledo, Greg Sylvander and prominent player, media and front office guests. Flagship of @5ReasonsSports network at FiveReasonsSports.com. Also on Dash Radio's Nothin But Net channel daily at 7pm.

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Jared Greenberg on Miami Heat matchups (plus Value Plays)

Ethan Skolnick hosts this episode, welcoming Jared Greenberg of NBA TV to discuss every possible Miami Heat matchup in the upcoming NBA playoffs, as well as the national perception of the Heat. Then Eric Brown (FiveReasonsRealtor.com) joins for the regular Value Plays segment, with questions about …

Jimmy Butler leads Miami Heat over Celtics

After taking just one shot in the first half, but dominating in every other area, Jimmy Butler got his scoring going in the second half as the Miami Heat survived a Boston Celtics comeback.  Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander evaluate the 130-124 win from all angles, and look ahead to the critical…

Miami Heat: Guards, Jimmy Butler Rip Wolves

For one of the few times this season, Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic clicked off the bench and that, with a strong return from Jimmy Butler, was enough to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ethan, Alex and Greg each identify their biggest takeaway from the victory, and then look ahead to the huge bac…

Miami Heat: Fear of the Play-In

Could it really happen? The NBA Finalist Miami Heat.... in the Play-In? Yes it could, so Ethan Skolnick, Alex Toledo and Marco Romo evaluate whether the Heat can avoid it, and what happens if they fall into it. One of the three hosts is especially pessimistic. Sponsored by PrizePicks.com (fiv…

Miami Heat: Bam Adebayo to the Max?

After Bam Adebayo had an off night, Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander try to answer some of the critics on social media, by comparing the Miami Heat center to other max level players in the league.   Is the criticism unfair? Where does Bam really rank? And how can he take the next step?   Sponsored…

Miami Heat: No Jimmy Butler Means No Offense vs. Luka and the Mavs

With Ethan Skolnick at the game tonight as a fan, that means it's Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo postgame to recap what ended up being an ugly loss for the Heat with no Jimmy Butler. We talk about Bam's shot attempts, the lack of offense in general, and how Luka and Tim Hardaway Jr.'s shotmaking le…

Miami Heat: Finally, a Complete Win

The Miami Heat turned in one of their better performances of the season, with big contributions from starters and also reserves Goran Dragic and Dewayne Dedmon in a critical victory against the Charlotte Hornets. Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo break it down, and discuss what happe…

Miami Heat: Ranking Duncan Robinson, Kendrick Nunn among All-Time Undrafted

Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn carried the Miami Heat to a win against lowly Cleveland on Saturday night, which raised a question: Where do they rank among the Miami Heat's all-time undrafted finds? Ethan, Alex and Greg create the all-time teams. Sponsored by PrizePicks.com (five), Manscap…

Miami Heat: Butler, Dedmon beat Spurs

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 thi…

Miami Heat: Another Bad Loss

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…

Miami Heat: Evaluating Goran Dragic

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 V…

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

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

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. Sponsored b…

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

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 Eth…

Miami Heat: Tyler Herro Shines in Decisive Win over Spurs

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 & m…

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

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 He…

Miami Heat: Bam Beats Nets at the Buzzer

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 Playof…

Miami Heat: "Something's Missing" after Embarrassing Loss to Wolves

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.   …

Miami Heat: Imperfect Storm of a Season

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 di…

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

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 McCul…

Victor Oladipo's Pacers Backstory... and how it affects Miami Heat

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 Ind…

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

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 (5R…

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

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 situ…

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

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 …

Miami Heat: The New Defensive Playbook Deep Dive

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.  Spons…

Miami Heat: Early Reviews on Victor Oladipo

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 …

Victor Oladipo Uneven, but Miami Heat Teammates Come Through

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, A…

Miami Heat: Clamping Pacers prior to Oladipo debut

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 BstE…

Miami Heat: Good Signs from Stars and Shooters

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 st…

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

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 b…