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Locked On Celtics is a daily Boston Celtics podcast by Boston Sports Journal 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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901
LOCKED ON CELTICS- March 1: Kyrie shines as C's...
Kyrie Irving is on one since the All Star Break and the Hornets were his latest victim. Boston ran off with the win, and John Karalis has the breakdown, plus a glance at the playoff picture and why the East is wide open.
41 min
902
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 28: Kyrie's taking mor...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 28: Kyrie's taking more (bleep) you 3s
27 min
903
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 27: Monroe sits as C's ...
Kyrie Irving was scintillating and the Celtics bench went off in the second quarter, but Greg Monroe's DNP-CD stood out on a night where he probably could have used some minutes. Hear from Brad Stevens as explains that decision.
29 min
904
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Feb. 26: Starting Theis + ret...
The break is over, Daniel Theis is starting, and Marcus Smart is back. It all sounds like a formula for success to John Karalis & Sam Packard. They discuss that, Jaylen Brown's comments about mental fatigue, & Zaza Pachulia's dirty play
41 min
905
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 23 - Weird Celtics Twit...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 23 - Weird Celtics Twitter with Coley Mick of Barstool Sports
76 min
906
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 22: It's Marcus Smart day
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 22: It's Marcus Smart day
34 min
907
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 21: Talking Bird & McHa...
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe joins the show to talk about the awesome Kevin McHale/Larry Bird interview.
47 min
908
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Talking music & basketball w...
Basketball, the NBA, and Hip Hop culture have been intertwined forever. Dart Adams joins the podcast today to discuss the different stages of rap music's marriage to basketball and the culture's influence on an evolving NBA.
72 min
909
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 19: Michael Nye on Cel...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 19: Michael Nye on Celtics fandom, sports writing, "All the Castles Burned"
63 min
910
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15 - The Celtics lose a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15 - The Celtics lose again heading into the All-Star Break
52 min
911
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 14 - What's wrong with ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 14 - What's wrong with the Celtics offense?
52 min
912
LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's get blasted on Paul Pier...
Yeah, the Celtics looked lost on offense and defense while getting demolished by a new-look Cavs team... but it was Paul Pierce night so we're all very happy about that at least. RedsArmy's John Karalis and MassLive's Jay King react to the whole night.
51 min
913
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 9 - Celtics hold off Wi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 9 - Celtics hold off Wizards in OT 110-104
48 min
914
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 8 - The "This Trade De...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 8 - The "This Trade Deadline has been Not Good" Mailbag
33 min
915
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 7: A complete no-show i...
This was supposed to be a great matchup of the top two teams in the East but only one showed up. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard break down the Celtics no-show and whether it accelerates the search for bench help.
34 min
916
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 6: More trade rumors
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 6: More trade rumors
53 min
917
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 5: Horford game-winner ...
This game looked bad for the Celtics for a while, but Al Horford's last-second jumper sealed a huge comeback! John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have that, Rozier, our newly named "Gin & Juice" combo, and Dabusele.
38 min
918
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 2 - Brad Stevens and th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 2 - Brad Stevens and the Growth Mindset
20 min
919
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 1: Rozier trip-dub & Gre...
Terry Rozier got a triple double in his first ever start, which powered the Celtics to a blowout win. John Karalis has all the postgame covered. Plus, Greg Monroe is getting bought out... will he land in Boston?
42 min
920
LOCKED ON CELTICS -- Jan. 31: Kevin Love down, ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS -- Jan. 31: Kevin Love down, Draymond picks Jaylen Brown
25 min
921
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 30. Celtics Escape Denve...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 30. Celtics Escape Denver With Narrow 111-110 Victory Over Nuggets
29 min
922
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Warriors reaction & would yo...
MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis react to the most positive-feeling loss we've seen in a while and get into whether it's worth giving up picks to add bench scoring help.
42 min
923
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 26 - Kyrie's Threat to ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 26 - Kyrie's Threat to Cleveland and the All-Star Draft
34 min
924
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25 - Celtics Snap Losin...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25 - Celtics Snap Losing Streak and the Mysterious Marcus Laceration
34 min
925
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24 - Marcus Smart misse...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24 - Marcus Smart misses buzzer beater as Celtics lose their fourth straight
37 min
926
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 23: Crossover show with...
With the Celtics in Los Angeles, John Karalis has Locked on Lakers host Anthony Irwin on for a wide-ranging talk that includes the Ball family saga, Kobe & Pierce's goodbyes, and more
64 min
927
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Fighting for life after a lo...
The Celtics are slumping and on a losing streak and according to Al Horford, they're fighting for their lives. But Kyrie seems to think this necessary. John Karalis walks us through it.
25 min
928
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 19: What an abomination ...
The Celtics checked in with maybe their worst game of the season, so John and Jam give it the appropriate treatment.
28 min
929
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Which three Celtic...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Which three Celtics would you choose for a locker room fight?
41 min
930
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 17: Celtics can't come b...
We're normally used to the Celtics coming back an winning games like this, but their magic ran out against New Orleans. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard run it down. We also pay tribute to a legend, JoJo White.
52 min
931
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 16: The church of Kyri...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 16: The church of Kyrie and Brad
23 min
932
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 15: The All Star show
Voting for the All Star game is basically over so John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard get together to draft their own All Star teams.
45 min
933
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 12: Jaylen Brown and t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 12: Jaylen Brown blows a kiss, leads huge comeback
37 min
934
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 10 with Anna Horford.
Anna Horford joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion including her new podcast and her basketball family. Of course, she discusses Al, his amazing eyes, and his Spongebob obsession. Plus, her family's connection to cow racing and a WHOLE lot more.
58 min
935
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Jan. 10: Monster Mailbag: Bab...
64 min
936
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: How should Jayson T...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: How should Jayson Tatum factor into ROY race?
38 min
937
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 8: The season halftime ...
59 min
938
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 5: Paul Pierce doesn't...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 5: Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas honored on his day, plus mailbag
43 min
939
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 4: Well, that was surpr...
The Celtics dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers in a much-hyped game that was much easier than expected. Tito and Tatum were the big guns in this one. John Karalis and Jam Packard have it covered.
44 min
940
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 3: Isaiah's back, and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 3: Isaiah's back, and he looked pretty damn good
26 min
941
LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's close out 2017 with a win
A feisty Nets team gave Boston a challenge, but the Celtics closed out 2017, and a brutal December, with a win. Kyrie, Tito, Baynes, and Al get shout outs from John Karalis in this episode... and so does a not-so-innocent Brad Stevens!
37 min
942
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 29: WHAT A COMEBACK!!!!
The Boston Celtics were dead and about to get blown out by the Rockets. Then some bad officiating lit a fire under the team and the crowd that fueled a ridiculous comeback and improbable in. John Karalis & Sam Packard have it covered
38 min
943
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Doing just enough to get by ...
A tale of two halves had the Celtics barely holding on to leave Charlotte with a win. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss Tatum, Tito, Kyrie's chucking (& his awesome commercial) and why Dwight Howard sucks.
40 min
944
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 27: How do the Celtics...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 27: How do the Celtics and Wizards shape up in the East?
44 min
945
LOCKED ON CELTICS Bonus audio: Jam & Robin Lope...
Sam "Jam" Packard is a big Simpsons fan. Robin Lopez is a big Simpsons fan. In a quick bonus clip, Sam & Robin have a hilarious discussion that includes an AMAZING text sent by Robin's brother Brook. It's just 6 minutes but worth your time.
6 min
946
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 22: The C's are officia...
You know you've got problems when Michael Beasley is getting MVP chants at the free throw line. The Celtics limped out of New York officially on a slump. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have that covered
38 min
947
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 21: Sleepy C's & Killer ...
The Celtics are grinding through the worst of their schedule and they looked positively sleepy in some stretches against Miami... leaving openings for Kelly Olynyk to kill the C's with a career game. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have it covered.
38 min
948
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Anthony Davis rumo...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Anthony Davis rumors are back! And more
37 min
949
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 19: What a wild finish ...
This was one of those we're games where both teams completely blew chances to put the game away. In the end, though, the Celtics got some of their usual magic to go along with a wild finish in a magical 30 second run to close out the Pacers
33 min
950
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: Mailbag time starr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: Mailbag time starring the defensive slippage
25 min
951
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 14: C's win shootout wi...
There were a couple of new heroes (Shane Larkin, Aron Baynes), one old one (Kyrie Irving) to go along with Jaylen Brown's best game in a while and Jayson Tatum's usual efficient awesomeness. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have it all covered
42 min
952
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 13: Mailbag on Morris i...
John Karalis tackles a fully loaded mailbag which includes whether the DPE will be used after the Morris injury, how to fix the second quarter issues, future Celtic senators, and a whole lot more.
30 min
953
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: What a disaster
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: What a disaster
24 min
954
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec 11: Ugly win in Detroit
The Boston Celtics got revenge for their earlier loss to Detroit but very little about this game was entertaining. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard run through the few good things that happened and hand out spots on this week's Big Australian Boat.
35 min
955
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Crossover with Jeff Garcia o...
The Boston Celtics are in San Antonio to face the Spurs in a matchup of two teams that just respect the hell out of each other. John Karalis welcomes Locked On Spurs host Jeff Garcia in to talk about the Spurs and what C's fans should watch for.
30 min
956
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 7: Sloppy C's survive a...
This was not a particularly pretty game but it had some pretty things, which are discussed by John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard.
45 min
957
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 6: Mailbag on killer m...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 6: Mailbag on killer muscles, player comparisons and predictions
61 min
958
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec. 5: Kyrie & Al outduel Gi...
It was a battle of stars, but the Celtics have one more star than Milwaukee (though Giannis tried to do the work of two men in this one). John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard break it down
36 min
959
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 4: Offense up, defense...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 4: Offense up, defense down, Baynes' boat
40 min
960
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 1: Kyrie & Al carry C's...
The Celtics weren't particularly crisp against the Sixers, but luckily Kyrie Irving and Al Horford had awesome games to carry the Celtics past Philadelphia. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss.
46 min
961
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: We talkin' bout pr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: We talkin' bout practice?
37 min
962
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 29: Chris Forsberg add...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 29: Chris Forsberg addresses "Isaiah who?" headline, answers Celtics mailbag questions
36 min
963
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 28: Detroit D does its j...
Boston boasted the league's best defense coming into this game but they couldn't stop the Pistons. Meanwhile Detroit (and Avery Bradley) got Kyrie to play a very un-Kyrie game. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have the postgame wrap up.
38 min
964
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 27: 2nd half dominance ...
The Celtics are coming off back-to-back wins that included another bad first half/good second half. John Karalis and Sam Packard get into why that's happening, the return of Avery Bradley, the explosion of Tito's nickname, and the Big Australian Boat
37 min
965
LOCKED ON CELTICS: A perfect Stevens quote & th...
After the Celtics streak ended, Brad Stevens dropped what might have been one single, perfect, sentence to sum up what the Celtics need to be to return to winning form. John Karalis has that and a few things you might have missed this week.
35 min
966
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 23: The streak is over....
The Celtics winning streak has ended after 16 games. Rather than lament all that went wrong in this loss, John Karalis is choosing to spend this Thanksgiving giving thanks for all the good things this streak has given us.
25 min
967
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 22: Way too early MVP ta...
Sure, the Boston Celtics have won 16 straight but the starting lineup is struggling. So is Marcus Smart and his shooting. Is the solution to make a switch in the starting lineup? John Karalis an MassLive's Jay King discuss
46 min
968
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 21: Kyrie scores 47 po...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 21: Kyrie scores 47 points, ruins Mavericks
32 min
969
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 20: Is the streak valid?
Brad Stevens, in classic Brad fashion, is trying to knock his streaking team down a peg or two by declaring the entire streak invalid. Does he have a point?
28 min
970
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 17: C's come back again...
The Boston Celtics won their 14th straight game, this time by outscoring the Golden State Warriors by 21 over the last 16:49 of the game. John Karalis walks us through the highs and lows of an amazing win to keep the streak alive.
41 min
971
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 16: KD's interesting K...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 16: KD's interesting Kyrie take, Celtics-Warriors mailbag
35 min
972
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 15: THIRTEEN STRAIGHT W...
It looked sloppy and very trap-gamey at times but the Celtics managed to escape Brooklyn with their 13th win of the season. John Karalis and Sam Packard break it down.
31 min
973
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 14: Trap games, Tito, &...
The Celtics are riding a 12 game streak and they're facing Golden State Thursday on TNT, which makes Tuesday's game in Brooklyn a classic trap game. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis discuss
25 min
974
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 13: 12 STRAIGHT WINS!!
The Celtics somehow keep winning, this time thanks to big second half efforts from Marcus Smart, Al Horford, Terry Rozier, and Jayson Tatum. John Karalis and Sam Packard break down the big win over Toronto
49 min
975
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 24 with ...
We celebrate Mike & Tommy's broadcast anniversary with a classic Rainin' J's episode... please enjoy this awesome interview with Mike Gorman!
57 min
976
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 9: Baynes' Balls Big to...
The Celtics ended up extremely short-handed but Aron Baynes stepped up with a career night to help the Celtics survive a sloppy performance on against Lonzo and the Lakers. John Karalis and Sam Packard have it all covered.
31 min
977
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 8: Lonzo-Tatum on the way
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 8: Lonzo-Tatum on the way
31 min
978
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 7: Tatum, Kyrie get clut...
This wasn't like the other eight wins, but the ninth straight victory was still sweet thanks to heroics from Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, and the prettiest eyes in the NBA.. Al Horford. John Karalis and Sam Packard have the whole thing covered for you
33 min
979
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov.6: Team effort seals 8th ...
There was nothing magical about this win in Orlando. The Celtics won a largely ugly game thanks to their usual great defense and all around offensive contributions from a lot of people
40 min
980
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 3: Celtics, Thunder an...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 3: Celtics, Thunder and ... Jenga
34 min
981
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 2: Jaylen nearly perfec...
Jaylen Brown had a nearly perfect night on offense and then Kyrie took over (AND PLAYED HIS BUTT OFF DEFENSIVELY!!) to put the Kings away. John Karalis has that and one amazing statistic that shows how fun this team is.
29 min
982
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 1: Okafor and the new ...
Jahlil Okafor and the new DPE possibilities
34 min
983
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 31: Kyrie, Horford, C's...
Kyrie Irving had his best performance as a Celtic, Al Horford was an all around beast, and the entire Celtics team put together a very nice, complete win over the road-weary San Antonio Spurs
49 min
984
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 30: Kyrie, Tatum and t...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard break down Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum and the defense
34 min
985
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 27: Stars step up in wi...
The young guys looked mostly young in Milwaukee, so Kyrie Irving and Al Horford decided to flex their star power to lead the Celtics to a very nice win over Giannis and the Bucks. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss.
36 min
986
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 26: Locked On Bucks cros...
John Karalis and Frank Madden of the Locked On Bucks podcast get into Giannis Antetokounmpo's great start, how the Bucks development is similar yet opposite of the Celtics' at the same time, and how Boston is moving forward without Hayward.
51 min
987
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 25: Tatum & Brown shine ...
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum continue their unbelievable start to the season with amazing performances in a blowout of the Knicks. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss that and how Kyrie and Horford became willing subplots.
45 min
988
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 24: It's mailbag time
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard answer listener's questions about Kyrie Irving, Jabari Bird and more.
40 min
989
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 23: Philly musings & the...
John Karalis and Sam Packard get together to discuss a few things from the Philly game, what we can expect from the week ahead, and we retire the Mystery Machine to introduce Aron Baynes' Big Australian Boat!
37 min
990
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 20: Early reactions pl...
Kyrie Irving's shooting struggles, the emergence of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum and Chris Paul's revelation that the Celtics intrigued him this summer.
38 min
991
LOCKED ON CELTICS- OCT. 19: C's falter late in ...
The Celtics suffered another tough loss, this time in their home opener, to the Bucks. John Karalis breaks down the bad and the good in this frustrating loss.
31 min
992
LOCKED ON CELTICS- OCT 18: Hayward's devastatin...
Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury five minutes into his Celtics debut. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss that, how the team recovered at halftime to nearly steal the game, and who might be asked to step up in Hayward's absence.
31 min
993
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 17: It's time for real...
Reaction to Marcus Smart's non-extension and J.R. Smith saying the Celtics are not a big threat to the Cavaliers, plus some predictions for opening night.
30 min
994
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 16: Tatum likely to st...
Reactions to Jayson Tatum starting, Marcus Morris' injury, and Celtics-Cavs.
38 min
995
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct. 13- with Sopan Deb
NY Times culture reporter and Celtics superfan Sopan Deb joins John Karalis to talk about how he became a Celtics fan growing up in NJ, putting together a Bill Russell documentary, the cross between sports and culture, and a LOT more
66 min
996
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 12: Kyrie, Cs crack Ho...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard break down the Celtics' season finale, gush about how the Celtics have looked so far, and react to some interesting comments by both Isaiah Thomas (who may never talk to Danny Ainge again) and Kyrie Irving (who...
36 min
997
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 11: More 76ers musings...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army give some additional thoughts on the latest Celtics-76ers preseason game (Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier!) then get into some comments Ainge delivered to Brian Robb and ESPN's weird ranking which insult...
26 min
998
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct 10- C's win preseason ba...
The Celtics and Sixers bench units went at it with most of the starters resting and it was Boston's guys who ran away with the game. John Karalis breaks down the best (Smart's aggressiveness, Rozier's overall game) and the worst (Markelle Fultz's free ...
34 min
999
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 9: Belated 76ers game ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army give their belated thoughts on the Celtics' preseason win against the 76ers, react to Marcus Morris' confidence (cockiness?) about his new role, and go into a deeply personal subject.
38 min
1000
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 6: Intrasquad scrimmag...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard draft the Celtics in hopes of finding the best intrasquad scrimmage teams. After that, the two answer mailbag questions about chemistry, Marcus Smart's next contract, and more. #RaininJs #Celtics
46 min