Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

PBT Extra: Talking Celtics-Heat with Zach Lowe of SI

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Today on PBT Extra it was time to talk but what has been and also what’s coming up in the Boston-Miami series as we head to a Game 6 Thursday that could see the Heat golfing on Friday.

To break it down I bring in Zach Lowe a reporter/blogger with Sports Illustrated who runs their The Point Forward blog. You should be following him on twitter.

We talk about Boston’s defense, Rondo’s evolution, how much of this falls to Erik Spoelstra, that LeBron James guy, and how Zach keeps his basketball shoes in his fridge just like Jordan Crawford. too. Also, we discuss how we both expect Boston to close it out in six mostly because we have no idea what to expect from the Heat. Even quarter to quarter.

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.