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Locked on Celtics is a daily Boston Celtics podcast by MassLive beat writer John Karalis. It's an inside look at the C's from a former professional basketball player who is at practices & games. Hear from players, call in to the voicemail line, and hear from some great guest hosts. It's the #1 podcast choice for Celtics fans. Part of the Locked on Podcast network.

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Jan 24- Kemba's an All-Star starter & leave Ene...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Keith Smith of CelticsBlog & Yahoo to talk about the Celtics roster and cap situation, leaving Enes Kanter alone, & Kemba making the All-Star team (and which Celtics might join him)
48 min
2
Jan 23- Grizzlies win, Marcus Smart's passing &...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses Boston's blowout win over the Memphis Grizzlies, how they won with defense, the maturing game of Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart's ridiculous passing, and Kemba Walker doing little things to win
29 min
3
Jan 22- MAILBAG TIME! Smart's shooting, trades,...
MassLive's John Karalis answers your questions about the Boston Celtics, which can always be submitted on Twitter using the tag #LOCeltics
33 min
4
Jan 21- Lakers postgame, Jaylen's dunk, & Grant...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the win over the Lakers, why this isn't time for a victory lap (yet), Jaylen's awesome dunk over LeBron, and Grant Williams with a great reaction to his weird technical foul
32 min
5
Jan 20- Therapy for the tortured Celtics fan, w...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney talk about Boston's recent struggles, which mainly consists of Chuck yelling about problems the team has and John calming him down.
46 min
6
Jan 17- Bucks postgame & the issue with Gordon ...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the near comeback in Milwaukee, things the Celtics might need to do to avoid these starts, and the issue with Gordon Hayward.
36 min
7
Jan 16- Pistons postgame, explanations aren't '...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the loss to the Pistons, why explaining why things happened doesn't equal "excuses," and why your rah rah movie-coach stuff is all fake.
34 min
8
Jan 15- Level heads, trade targets, & trusting ...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney discuss the Celtics being exactly where fans would love them to be, potential trades (Derrick Rose?), and trusting Grant Williams
38 min
9
Jan 14- Bulls postgame, patience, Marcus Smart ...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the win over Chicago, staying patient with guys in shooting slumps, Marcus Smart slowly returning to form, and Grant Williams' progression
30 min
10
Jan 12- Celtics play the right way, win by 35, ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Chris Grenham of Forbes Sports to discuss the Celtics blowout win over New Orleans & how Jayson Tatum & Gordon Hayward broke slumps by playing the right way
37 min
11
Jan 10- Sixers postgame and no need to panic
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the loss to the Sixers and why it's very easy to get caught up in the moment when this losing streak could easily become an afterthought
33 min
12
Jan 9- Spurs postagame, Kemba's ejection, and K...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses another bad loss, this time to the Spurs and Kemba Walker's ejection. Also, hear Kemba tell his side of the story
30 min
13
Jan 8- Everything you need to know about buildi...
MassLive's John Karalis breaks down Boston's assets, tradeable players, possible targets, and the ONE guy Boston should target before the deadline.
32 min
14
Jan 7- Wizards postgame, slow starts without Ke...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the loss to the Washington, the problem with slow starts without Kemba, and why it might have been better to see more Tremont Waters on Monday night
34 min
15
Jan 6- Not-so-easy wins over Atlanta & Chicago,...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the two wins over Chicago & Atlanta, how Gordon Hayward settles things down, Jayson Tatum's inconsistency, an the plague that has found its way into the locker room
34 min
16
Jan 3- Tacko crashes All-Star voting, Jaylen's ...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney discuss Jaylen's honor for his philanthropy, All-Star voting, and some of the big storylines facing the Celtics in 2020
56 min
17
Jan 1- Celtics win in Charlotte
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the win over Charlotte, including some things Jayson Tatum needs to tighten up, Enes Kanter's recent play, and Marcus Smart still being bothered by his eye infection
28 min
18
Dec. 31: Jaylen Brown Player of the Week, his f...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss Jaylen Brown's Player of the Week honor, what the future holds for him & Jayson Tatum, and how Boston can fix their recent defensive slippage
41 min
19
Dec. 30- Marcus Smart's return in the Raptors l...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the loss to Toronto, including Brad Stevens' thoughts on finally getting Marcus Smart to play with Kemba, Jaylen, Jayson, & Hayward. Also: the Jays show why they work so well together
35 min
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Dec. 27- Jaylen goes off, Hayward returns, and ...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the Christmas win over Toronto & Jaylen Brown's 30 points, how Hayward's return will help us see more nights like that, & Marcus Smart's hellish eye infection
26 min
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Dec. 25- Hayward & Smart updates, a thank you, ...
MassLive's John Karalis has updates on Marcus Smart getting closer to a return & Hayward's mysterious foot injury and his impending return. Plus, a special thank you, and a guest on a pilgrimage from Australia
33 min
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Dec. 24- Kanter cleared to travel, Tacko conduc...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about Enes Kanter being cleared to travel to Canada and Tacko Fall's night conducting the Boston Pops. Then he and Sean Woodley of Locked on Raptors preview the Christmas day game
41 min
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Dec. 23- Tatum goes off, Romeo impresses, and w...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about Jayson Tatum's big performance against Charlotte, Romeo Langford's impressive minutes, and then wonders why Terry Rozier gets cheered while Kyrie Irving got booed.
38 min
24
Dec. 20- Jaylen's next step, pressure on Grant ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss Jaylen Brown getting better, Grant Williams responding in a tough situation, and how Kemba Walker can carry regular season lessons into the postseason
37 min
25
Dec. 19- Celtics win in Dallas & Hayward's myst...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the Celtics win in Dallas and the mysterious foot injury that kept Gordon Hayward out of the game
18 min
26
Dec. 18- Poirier injury & Mavs preview with Loc...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the Vincent Poirier injury, which is especially tough considering the uncertain around Enes Kanter's ability to travel to Toronto. Also, a conversation with Nick Angstadt of Locked on Mavs about the Wednesday night game in Dallas.
38 min
27
Dec. 17- Robert Williams & Marcus Smart injurie...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses Robert Williams' hip injury, Marcus Smart's eye infection, and another dumb controversy over Kyrie Irving thanks to a Jaylen Brown interview
23 min
28
Dec. 13- The first home loss
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the first home loss of the season, mistakes made by the Celtics, and why Brad Stevens doesn't seem too concerned
28 min
29
Dec. 12- Pacers postgame & Hayward hurt again
MassLive's John Karalis discusses a tough loss to the Indiana Pacers where Gordon Hayward got hurt again. Plus, hear postgame comments from Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, and Brad Stevens
33 min
30
Dec. 11- Crossover with Tony East of Locked On ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Tony East of Locked on Pacers to preview the first game of a big back-to-back for the Celtics
38 min
31
Dec. 10: Hayward returns, Brad's inspiration, &...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the win over Cleveland, how it gave Brad Stevens a chance to give an inspirational speech, and Grant Williams' first 3, including his postgame reaction. Today's episode is brought to you by Audible. Go to Audible.com/lockedonnba for 53% off or text lockedonnba to 500-500.
31 min
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Dec. 9- Hayward's return, how it impacts Tatum ...
38 min
33
Dec. 6- Emerson College in the NBA, & style of ...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the Emerson College influence on the NBA, which is greater than you think. Also, an in-depth conversation about whether style of play is impacting whether people want to watch the NBA or not.
47 min
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Dec. 5- Heat postgame, Semi's influence, a key ...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the blowout win over Miami, how Semi Ojeleye's 24 straight minutes were key, how a late timeout spared Boston a collapse, and how a huge free throw disparity comes about
33 min
35
Dec. 4- Hayward, Smart injuries & Miami Heat pr...
MassLive's John Karalis has injury updates on Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart and then Nekias Duncan of SB Nation, Bleacher Report, & Miami Heat Beat joins the show to talk about the big matchup with Miami on Wednesday night
34 min
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Dec. 3- Mailbag time! Defense, trades, Tatum & ...
MassLive's John Karalis answers mailbag questions about the team's defensive struggles, Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown's potential, trades, and much more
40 min
37
Dec. 2: Knicks postgame, Hayward's recovery, & ...
40 min
38
Nov. 28- Nets postgame, Kyrie's reaction to the...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses Kemba Walker's explosion that beat the Nets, Kyrie Irving's reaction to the boos & chants on Instagram, and Marcus Smart's cool moment with the broom
48 min
39
Nov. 27- Kemba playing, Grant is adorable, and ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by ESPN's Mike Breen to talk Celtics and his career. Also, it looks like Kemba Walker is playing Wednesday and Grant Williams is doing adorable Grant Williams things.
29 min
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Nov. 26- Kings postgame, Smart hurt again, and ...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the C's win over Sacramento, including Tremont Waters' impact & why they missed Daniel Theis. Also, another nagging injury for Marcus Smart & full audio of the team doctor's explanation of the Kemba Walker injury timeline
28 min
41
Nov. 25- Kemba's injury, Hayward's recovery, & ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Chuck McKenney of RedsArmy.com to discuss Kemba Walker's injury (and how he might not miss a game!), Gordon Hayward's recovery from a broken hand, Kyrie Irving ducking Boston, and more!
38 min
42
Nov. 21- Clippers postgame, Kemba as the #1 guy...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the tough loss to the Clippers, whether Kemba can be the #1 guy on a championship team, and the postgame staredown with Patrick Beverley
33 min
43
Nov. 20- Kanter, Timelord, & problems with the ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by MassLive's Tom Westerholm for some leftover thoughts on the Phoenix game, problems with the C's bigs, especially against the Clippers, and Scal-based travel stories
30 min
44
Nov. 19- Suns postgame, Smart's injury, and som...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the big win over Phoenix, Tatum finishing at the rim now, Grant Williams' big defensive plays, Marcus Smart's injury in his own words, and something he noticed about the officiating.
37 min
45
Nov. 18- The streak ends, but Kemba's still a 4...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the winning streak ending, the win over the Warriors, Boston missing Gordon Hayward, and more!
30 min
46
Nov. 15- Talking Red Claws with Maine play-by-p...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about Tacko Fall, Romeo Langford, Tremont Waters, and the Red Claws with Maine's play-by-play man Chris Sedenka
32 min
47
Nov. 14- Wizards postgame & Gordon Hayward talk...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the shootout win over the Wizards & the defensive struggles that are maybe worth watching. Also: hear Gordon Hayward talk about his hand injury.
32 min
48
Nov. 13- Appreciating these Celtics for who the...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney discuss leftover thoughts from the Mavs win, appreciating these Celtics on their own instead of comparing them to the past, and ending talk of trading for a center
36 min
49
Nov. 12- Mavs postgame, Hayward out 6 weeks, & ...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the win over Dallas, who will step up in Gordon Hayward's 6 week absence, and Marcus Smart's desire to stop getting kicked in the groin
32 min
50
Nov. 11- Jaylen's best game, Hayward's broken h...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the win in San Antonio, highlighted by one of Jaylen Brown's offensive performances. Also the latest on Gordon Hayward's broken hand and the 3 recipients of the ride on the Tackomobile
31 min
51
Nov. 8- Hornets postgame, and why this shows ho...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the blowout win over Charlotte and why this game might be the best indicator yet that this team is different than last year
30 min
52
Nov. 7- Talking Kemba and Rozier with Locked on...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Walker Mehl of the Locked On Hornets podcast to talk about the return of Kemba Walker to Charlotte, a possible Terry Rozier revenge game and more
29 min
53
Nov. 6- Cavs postgame: Gordon Hayward's monster...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Gordon Hayward's monster night, and Marcus Smart guarding Kevin Love
32 min
54
Nov. 5- Kanter ready to return, Romeo & Tacko i...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses Enes Kanter's seemingly impending return, Romeo Langford & Tacko Fall's assignment to the Red Claws, and Kemba Walker's assessment of slow starts. Hear from Kanter, Walker, and Brad Stevens
30 min
55
Nov. 4- Knicks win, 1st half struggles, & the T...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney discuss the win over the Knicks, the slow starts, and three players on the Tackomobile
39 min
56
Nov. 1- Tatum's new love for floaters, big man ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss Jayson Tatum's newfound love for taking floaters, the constant questions about trading for big men, and some final thoughts about the Bucks game
38 min
57
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 31: Bucks postagme
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the big comeback win against the Milwaukee Bucks
26 min
58
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 30: Tatum's adjustments,...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses his adjustments for Jayson Tatum to get better results at the rim, a quick preview of the Bucks game Wednesday night, and a caller gives the definitive pronunciation of Vincent Poirier's name
33 min
59
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 29: Awful uniforms & Ta...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney discuss Jayson Tatum growing into his new body and role, the awful new C's uniforms, and Kemba just getting back to being Kemba
35 min
60
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 28: Tatum's shots, Jayle...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the wins over Toronto & New York, Jaylen Brown's hot start, Jayson Tatum's shots, Grant Williams, and then hands out rides on the Tackomobile!
37 min
61
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 25: What's real, what's ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss what may be real and what might not be after the Celtics loss in Philadelphia to start the season
34 min
62
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 24: Celtics-Sixers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the tough loss to the Philadelphia 76ers
28 min
63
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Previewing the season opene...
MassLive's John Karalis runs through what the Celtics will need to do to win their season opener in Philadelphia, and what the Sixers will do right if the Celtics lose
33 min
64
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 22: Jaylen Brown's exten...
MassLive's John Karalis & RedsArmy.com's Chuck McKenney discuss the 4-year, $115 million extension and how it impacts the Celtics moving forward
43 min
65
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 21: Jaylen's business, e...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses Jaylen Brown's business interests, his extension, and Javonte Green making the team before answering some of your voicemails
43 min
66
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 18: Ainge addresses Jayl...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses Danny Ainge's comments on the Jaylen Brown extension and why it really seems like there won't be a deal by Monday. Also: Bradley Beal's extension, Robert Williams' health, and the Shamrock Gala
35 min
67
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 17: Jaylen Brown's contr...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by James Holas (@SnottieDrippen) to talk about Jaylen Brown's contract offer, remaking the Celtics offense, and candy corn
54 min
68
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 16: Carsen Edwards, Trem...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the important lesson Brad Stevens learned from Carsen Edwards' performance as well as Tremont Waters impressive night, and why Grant Williams is about to take Semi Ojeleye's minutes
35 min
69
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 15: Kemba Walker and the...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss Kemba Walker's desire for lower usage, his relationship with Tremont Waters, and how Boston is really trying to pump up the young guys
44 min
70
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 14: Jaylen's preseason, ...
MassLive's John Karalis runs through a pretty good preseason for Jaylen Brown, why Daniel Theis has emerged as the starting center, and why Max Strus getting upgraded (& Tacko Fall getting a 2 way) might not be the end of the roster moves
32 min
71
LOCKED ON CELTICS- `OCT 11: Al Hoford's comment...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about Romeo Langford's debut, Al Horford's comments about Kyrie, and then gets to your voicemails about Tatum, TimeLord, and more
32 min
72
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 10: Stevens job securit...
MassLive's John Karalis joins WEEI to discuss Brad Stevens' job security, the odds of Javonte Green and Tacko Fall making the roster, and more.
29 min
73
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct.9: Kanter off the bench ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Celtics Blog's Andrew Doxy to discuss Brad Stevens' comments about bringing Enes Kanter off the bench, Jayson Tatum's maturity, & Ben Simmons making a 3
39 min
74
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 8: Big man defense & ye...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the defense (or lack of it) displayed by the Celtics big men in their first preseason game. Then John yells at Terry Rozier
34 min
75
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 7: Tatum, Tacko, & Celt...
MassLive's John Karalis runs through the first preseason game, including Tacko-mania, Javonte Green jumping through the roof, Tatum's super efficient game, and more
34 min
76
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 4: Jaylen Brown talks a...
MassLive's John Karalis shares Jaylen Brown's media availability in which Brown talks about how he's trying to improve. Also, Brad Stevens lauds Grant Williams' basketball IQ
32 min
77
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 3: Progress for Gordon ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss their early impressions of training camp and the progress of Gordon Hayward and Romeo Langford
36 min
78
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 2: Kemba & Brad's relat...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the relationship between Kemba Walker and Brad Stevens, the pivotal year for Jayson Tatum, and your voicemails!
46 min
79
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 1: Media day!
MassLive's John Karalis shares some media day clips from Jaylen Brown on his contract, Jayson Tatum on his evolution, Brad Stevens on the team's defense, Marcus Smart on getting older, & Kemba Walker on his new team
36 min
80
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 30: 5 Celtics summer de...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the five questions in their 5-part series of summer decisions facing the Boston Celtics. In part 2 of this discussion, they talk about Tacko Fall & which rookies will get the most minutes
32 min
81
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 27: 5 Celtics summer de...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the five questions in their 5-part series of summer decisions facing the Boston Celtics. In part 1 of this discussion, they talk about starting centers, trades, and contract extensions
32 min
82
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 26: Boston Celtics (and ...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the recent reports about how the Celtics are moving forward, while also explaining how the podcast will do the same. Also, YOUR VOICEMAILS!
36 min
83
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 25: Picking Every Game ...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard predict every game of the season. This is part 2. It ends in perfect Rainin J's fashion
50 min
84
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 24: Picking every game ...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard predict every game of the season. This is part 1
38 min
85
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 23: A farewell to the Ra...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard all convene in the same place for a tri-pod to announce the departure of Jay & Jam for their own podcast venture.
32 min
86
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 20: Semi & Gordon expec...
40 min
87
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 17: Lessons learned fro...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the lessons learned from the FIBA World Cup and how they might impact the Celtics this season
31 min
88
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 12: USA loses, going sm...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Team USA's loss in the World Cup, how Smart & Brown have been effective in small lineups, and Hayward's offseason
33 min
89
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 10: Jaylen Brown's evol...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the little things Jaylen Brown has been adding to his game as part of Team USA, watching a team actually build chemistry, and Jayson Tatum's potential return
37 min
90
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 9: Smart vs. Giannis, H...
31 min
91
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 4: Tatum's injury, Team...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the Jayson Tatum ankle injury, how the Celtics on Team USA have looked, and Brad Stevens' idea about using his bigs this season
33 min
92
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 3: with guest Amanda Smith
MassLive's John Karalis talks to Amanda Smith, host of the new podcast "How She Did It" to discuss her show, talking to some of the most successful women in sports, and the NBA
38 min
93
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 2: Team Shamrock helps ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, & Marcus Smart after Team USA's blowout win over the Czech Republic
30 min
94
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 29: Getting Hayward bac...
33 min
95
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 26: Jaylen Brown's best...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Jaylen Brown's best performance for Team USA plus how Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, & Kemba Walker have looked. Also: how many games would this team win in the NBA?
31 min
96
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 23: With guest MILLYZ
MassLive's John Karalis talks to rapper MILLYZ about his killer intro for the podcast, his new album, and his thoughts on the Celtics
38 min
97
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 21: Gordon Hayward speaks
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Gordon Hayward's first comments since the end of last season, including his continued injury recovery, the rookies, and his contractual future
28 min
98
LOCKED ON CELTICS- The Gang's back & we got a n...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard are back after some vacation time to talk Celtics on Team USA, test Jam's knowledge of what he missed, and MILLYZ drops a fire new podcast intro
32 min
99
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 13: The schedule is out!
MassLive's John Karalis goes through the highlights of the newly released schedule and some notes about Team USA
30 min
100
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 9: with guest Matt Moore
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Matt Moore (@HPBasketball) from the Action Network to talk about Brad Stevens, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, & the upcoming season
53 min