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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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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 12: Allen Iverson's H...
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard discuss the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement, especially Allen Iverson's unique speech -- which revealed a lot of his personality, as well as his emotions. Other topics include Jaylen Brown's trainer sayin...
33 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 8: CelticsBlog memori...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis welcome guest Jeff Clark, the godfather of all Boston Celtics blogs (or the blogfather, if you will). Clark reminisces about Mark Blount, the early days of NBA blogging, and some of his favorite memorie...
69 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 6: Jaylen Brown's new...
MassLive’s Jay King and WEEI’s Sam Packard play a game about the Boston Celtics’ ESPN insider player profiles, which were released this weekend; discuss Jaylen Brown’s newest workout partner, Jimmy Butler; and answer a number of listeners’ questions, i...
55 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 1: Jaylen Brown the N...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis dive into a smorgasbord of Boston Celtics offseason topics, including the NBA's rookie survey (Jaylen Brown was voted the most athletic rookie), Isaiah Thomas' visit with the Seattle Seahawks, the fence...
39 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 30: Avery Bradley didn...
MassLive.com's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis chat about a number of Boston Celtics topics, including... 1. Avery Bradley's desire for the Celtics to field a top-two defense 2. Bradley's admission that he did not want to put much recruiting...
27 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- August 25: Great projections...
Sam (who shall heretofore be known as "Jam") Packard joins the show as our new fill-in co-host to discuss the new projections suggesting the Celtics will have the 4th best record in the, RJ Hunter's motivation to avoid getting cut, and the lesson Terry...
35 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-August 22: What is loyalty?
Loyalty is a huge thing for fans, but what is it, really? Why are fans so loyal to the team but it seems like players might not be? Was Danny Ainge disloyal when he traded Paul Pierce away or just doing what was best? Was Mitch Kupchak being loyal when...
37 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 18: Mailbag featuring ...
With news still far too silent, John and Jay hit the mailbag (again) to discuss a slew of topics, including the Mt. Rushmore of best Celtics ever; a prediction of which current Celtics player is most likely to have his number retired; a debate of the g...
41 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 16: Boston Celtics fut...
After Jay appears on the Locked on Thunder podcast to chat about the Celtics' future and Olympics hoops, he and Fred Katz make fun of sports writers with a new segment called "Real Tweet/Fake Tweet."
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-August 11: The new schedule &...
The new Celtics (and NBA schedule is out), and John & Jay discuss some of the key dates on the calendar. In addition to some games to keep an eye on, we get into some of the great cities to visit on the road, and a great basketball pilgrimage. Enjoy...
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 9: Mailbag featuring J...
The Boston Celtics are deep into their offseason, but Jay and John still received a bundle of mailbag questions, including ones about Jaylen Brown's potential, Ray Allen's possible fit, and the worst-case scenario over the next five years. Other topics...
52 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- August 4: Maine Red Claws he...
Maine Red Claws head coach Scott Morrison joins the show from Los Angeles, where he took a break from working out Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart to talk to us about a wide variety of topics. Among them: His journey from the Canadian college ranks to the...
60 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 2: Mailbag featuring M...
While unloading a mailbag, Jay and John ranked their Mount Rushmore of Celtics trades, slotted where Terry Rozier would go in a re-draft, picked teams for a theoretical intrasquad scrimmage, and answered a while lot of other Celtics questions. #Bos...
60 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 29: Doc Rivers squashe...
The Boston Celtics have been linked to Blake Griffin in trade rumors, but Doc Rivers squashed that chatter during an appearance on The Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski. Rivers also said the Clippers plan to let Paul Pierce sign with the Celtics...
24 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 28: Celtics as challenge...
The Celtics tied up some loose ends and made a bunch of well-known agreements official, so John and Jay discuss how those signings affect potential trades moving forward. Also, the Rainin' J's analyze some analysis from SI's Rob Mahoney, who joined the...
26 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 27: Mailbag about dept...
Jay and John are back with another mailbag to discuss everything the listeners want: Jaylen Brown's role, Gerald Green's impact, the best Celtics regular season game ever, and (of course) trade rumors, among other topics. #BostonCeltics #Celtics #NBA
56 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-July26: Larry Sanders trollin...
Larry Sanders is an interesting guy, and as he apparently contemplates a comeback, he's having some fun at our expense by posting Twitter polls about which team could use him more. Jay and John pass some late July time discussing what he's doing and wh...
23 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 25: Gerald Green, futu...
The Boston Celtics had a busy weekend, agreeing to sign Gerald Green, Tyler Zeller, Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil. The team would still like to find a big trade, of course, but could be just about done until training camp. Guest Ryan Bernardoni (ak...
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 22: Crowder's comments ...
Jae Crowder is NOT happy with Kevin Durant's decision to go to Golden State, and boy did he let us know about it. That's the front-and-center topic today as John solos the show while Jay does a TV spot. Also discussed: The need for Kelly Olynyk to step...
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 21: Mailbag about trad...
Jay and John unwrap the mailbag to answer questions about possible Boston Celtics trade partners, the likely starting five, and a whole lot more.
64 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 20: Discussing Russell...
Russell Westbrook's situation stands to be one of the most fascinating of the next couple of months. He could sign an extension to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He could refuse to sign one and force the team to consider the trade market. The Thu...
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 19: Hawks' perspective...
For some perspective on how Al Horford will change the Boston Celtics, Jay talked to Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops and the Locked on Hawks podcast. The two also chatted about Atlanta's strange offseason which included trading Jeff Teague and signing ...
31 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 18: Summer league supe...
The Boston Celtics didn't have a great summer league, but Terry Rozier was great, Jaylen Brown showed off his potential and Guerschon Yabusele left a good first impression on fans. John and Jay hand out superlatives to everyone on the roster with at le...
34 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 15: Blake Griffin rumo...
The Locked on Celtics podcast welcomes the Sporting News' Sean Deveney to discuss his report Boston could target Blake Griffin in a trade. After Jay and John react to the interview, they also bring in Fox Sports' DJ Foster -- who also runs the Locked o...
41 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 14: Russell Westbrook ...
Russell Westbrook might be on the trade market and the Boston Celtics would be obvious suitors if that happens. Summer league action continued, and despite another Boston loss, both Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown had nice games. Jay and John discuss it ...
40 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 12: Brad Stevens on sign...
Brad Stevens talked to the media this week and touched on a few different subjects. As Jay flies back from Vegas, John walks us through Brad's comments on getting Al Horford, pitching Kevin Durant, losing Jared Sullinger, where Jaylen Brown is right no...
29 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 11: Jared Sullinger le...
MassLive.com's Tom Westerholm joins Jay to discuss Jared Sullinger's one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. The two also chatted about Jaylen Brown's summer league to date, which has showcased his potential but also how far he still needs to climb to ...
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-Jul 10: End of the Sullinger era
The Jared Sullinger era is coming to an end in Boston. This is a bit surprising considering the timing, but the Celtics have their reasons. So, what's next for Boston and Sullinger? What will the Celtics do, if anything, moving forward? And where might...
29 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 9: NBA coach weighs in...
In this podcast, Jay and John share an audio clip from an anonymous NBA coach reacting to the Boston Celtics' Al Horford signing. They also discuss Horford's introductory press conference and a little trade speculation circulating the internet. #Bos...
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 7: SUMMER LEAGUE CHAMPS...
THE BOSTON CELTICS WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP... at the Utah Jazz summer league [party hat emoji]. But it was an impressive few games for Terry Rozier, who is separating himself and making strong case to be in the regular season rotation. Not making that ca...
25 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 6: Boston's next moves ...
There are a lot of moving parts to the offseason and the Celtics have a chance to get in on a lot of the. Today, John joined The Pulse Maine to talk a bit about what moves Boston should make and good summer league impressions. Then, the Globe's Chad Fi...
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 5: Summer league day 2...
Terry Rozier, Guerschon Yabusele and James Young all had solid performances Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics toppled the Utah Jazz in summer league action. Jay King is joined by guest Brian Robb of CelticsHub and 98.5 The Sports Hub to discuss the s...
26 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 4: Summer League reacti...
The Boston Celtics, sorta, are back on the floor playing basketball, kinda, and so the #RaininJs got together to talk about what happened on the floor. Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, and RJ Hunter did some good things. James Young did not. We talk about ...
28 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 4: Kevin Durant signs ...
Jay King and John Karalis give their immediate reaction to Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors, thereby forming a mega-team in the Bay Area. The Boston Celtics had hoped to sign Durant, but now must move on without him, as Jo...
21 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 3: Jay talks Al Horfor...
The Boston Celtics have reached an agreement to sign Al Horford. They are in the mix for superstar Kevin Durant. It's an exciting time for Celtics fans, as Jay King discussed during a radio appearance on the CBS Sports Network. #BostonCeltics #Celt...
18 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: IMMEDIATE REACTION July 2 - ...
Al Horford has agreed to sign a maximum contract with the Boston Celtics, giving Jay and John plenty to discuss in the #LockedonCeltics #RaininJs podcast. #BostonCeltics #Celtics #NBA
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 1: A whole LOT of Al H...
Day 1 of Free Agency has almost concluded and the #RaininJs are feeling REALLY good about the chances to sign Al Horford, especially since the news John was waiting for broke in the middle of the show. How does this affect the pursuit of Kevin Durant? ...
42 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Free Agency Opening Hour Lo...
Jay King is joined by Locked on Magic, Locked on Jazz, Locked on Pelicans, Locked on Thunder as the opening hour of free agency happens
50 min
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Locked On Celtics Ep. 45: Dwight Howard rumors!
The Celtics are talking to Dwight Howard now, and everyone is in a tizzy, so the #RaininJs are talking about what the Celtics are really doing here and how it affects their prime free agency target, Kevin Durant. Is the Dwight chase real? Is Al Horford...
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Locked on Celtics Ep. 44 - Kevin Durant pitches...
With the Boston Celtics a couple of days away from free agency, the #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs chatted about a bunch of ways they would try pitching Kevin Durant, and other goals the Celtics should have this summer. #BostonCeltics #Celtics #NBA
35 min
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Locked on Celtics Ep. 43: Kevin Durant free age...
The Boston Celtics are one of six teams reportedly scheduled for a free agency meeting with Kevin Durant. A few days before the official recruiting can begin, the #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs invited Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript and #LockedOnThunde...
29 min
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Locked on Celtics Ep. 42: Free agency primer
After the draft, the Boston Celtics can twist their focus to free agency -- and the trade market, too. Jay King and John Karalis discuss the summer ahead in the latest episode of #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs. #BostonCeltics #Celtics #NBA
22 min
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Locked on Celtics Ep. 41: Jimmy Butler rumors w...
For the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler rumors have floated around since the trade deadline, and were renewed recently before the draft. The #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs welcomed Sean Highkin, who covers the Bulls for Bleacher Report a...
29 min
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Locked On Celtics Ep. 40: The draft reaction show
So... that happened. The Boston Celtics were dared to make all of their draft picks and they did... making 6 picks and combining two of their second rounders into a future first. Yes, it was underwhelming, especially after ALLLLL those rumors leadin...
54 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 39
It's our last pre-draft show and we're narrowing our choices for the third pick down just like the Celtics are. What's our dream scenario? Who do we wish would drop to 16? And what if we could package some picks and get into the top 10 a second time? A...
57 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 38
The Celtics are working out every basketball player under the sun to figure out who to draft, and no one can come to a consensus on who that third pick will be. We discuss that, whether the team should draft based on need vs. best player available, and...
71 min
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Rainin J's Ep. 37: Draft Preview with Kevin O'C...
The NBA draft is about a month away and the Celtics have a 8 picks to play with. So... what do they do with them all? We brought in NBA draft expert Kevin O'Connor to get his take on who to take at 3, 16, and 23. We also re-draft the draft that hasn't ...
53 min
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Rainin' J's Ep. 36: The Draft Lottery show
So the Celtics are picking 3rd... that's not a bad thing. John and Jay go through what the Celtics can do with that third pick, basically running through every scenario they, and you (through Twitter) could think of. Trade? Make the pick? Something els...
73 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 35: The ...
Instead of previewing a Game 7 against the Hawks, John and Jay are reviewing the Boston Celtics 2015-2016 season. Was it a success? And what happens now? Who should stay? Who should go? Who would we give up in a trade? There's a lot to get to, and ...
64 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 34: The ...
Well, we've been here before... the Celtics are coming out of a shellacking in Atlanta and coming home to Boston and that crazy Garden crowd. What do they need to do to win Game 6? What can they do to get Isaiah Thomas free? Can Kelly Olynyk or Jae Cro...
33 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 33: The ...
When things get weird, the Celtics get good, and the Celtics got good at the right time in Game 4... which means they now basically have a best of 3 series against the Hawks. Can they win one on the road? Will Marcus Smart continue any level of what ...
50 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 32: The ...
Oh my how things have changed since the Celtics returned to Boston. Brad Stevens is a genius again, Isaiah Thomas is awesome again, and Marcus Smart is Marcus Smarting all over the place (that involves a lot, and Jay loves it all). So the Celtics n...
40 min
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Rainin J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 31: The G...
The guys channel the Celtics and get off to a painfully slow start before launching into full-blown consternation over the early mistakes the Celtics have been making. So what adjustments need to be made, and can it all really be as simple as "just ...
41 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 30: Game...
Avery Bradley is hurt and will miss Game 2. Kelly Olynyk is hurt and might miss Game 2. Jae Crowder is hurt but he's playing in Game 2. It all seems like a recipe for disaster, but there is hope for the Celtics if they can just keep their heads in ...
40 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 29: The ...
The Boston Celtics got themselves into a little bit of a mess by falling into a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, but that doesn't mean this is an impossible series. In fact, it should be a pretty tough one for both teams. And while John and Jay see this...
44 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 28
The Celtics quest for the third seed is probably over, which means the focus is now on preserving home court and winning that 4th seed by beating Charlotte and Miami to end the season. John and Jay talk about Isaiah Thomas' struggles against Atlant...
56 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Episode 27
John and Jay react to the Boston Celtics ending the Golden State Warriors home winning streak. Among the topics discussed: Isaiah Thomas' insane third quarter (and continuation of his amazing post-All Star play), Avery Bradley's amazing defense, Evan...
47 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 26 with ...
NBA Hall of Famer and original member of the Big 3 Robert Parish joins the show this week for an amazing conversation. Among the topics covered: That time he almost fought Michael Jordan.. Getting 2 hours of sleep on back-to-back games because the...
41 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 25
Recorded fresh off a win that snapped a 4-game losing streak, John and Jay discuss how the Jae Crowder injury doesn't just hurt the team because he's good, but also because of where in the season it fell. Also a problem for Boston... Marcus Smart'...
63 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 23 with ...
It's a bonus edition of the Rainin' J's Podcast as ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler joins John for a quick discussion about the Celtics, how attractive they are to free agents, what culture means in this world of analytics, and why Brad Stevens deserves his...
18 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 22
The Paul Pierce & Antoine Walker of podcasting (you'll get it when you listen) return after a tough loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss whether this loss is a hint of playoff troubles to come. Yes, the Celtics did just have a big win streak, and...
59 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 21 with ...
Sean Deveney of The Sporting News joins the show this week to discuss some of the things the Celtics were trying to accomplish at the trade deadline and what they might accomplish moving forward. We look at the team's more long-term goals, as well as s...
89 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 20
The "third third" of the Celtics season is now underway and it didn't look great for them in Utah. John and Jay look at how good the Jazz are, how badly the Celtics miss Kelly Olynyk, and whether Jordan Mickey should be getting more of a chance in the ...
54 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 19
John and Jay get together for a little bonus podcast immediately after the All Star Game. Jay immediately launches into an anti-All Star rant though we both agree All Star Saturday was pretty cool. From there, it's all about the trade deadline and w...
55 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 18
The guys are flat out gushing over an amazing overtime win over Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers, and the LA Clippers. Isaiah Thomas won a duel over Chris Paul, Brad Stevens flipped out on the sidelines, and Jared Sullinger quietly had an awesome game. John eve...
59 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 17
Fresh off a buzzer-beating win in Cleveland, John and Jay break down the amazing comeback and how the Celtics were able to score five points in less than five seconds. Tyler Zeller has been rescued from the end of the bench, Evan Turner continues to pl...
54 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Episode 16
The Celtics are on a nice 5-game winning streak and John and Jay are enjoying the defense behind this stretch of success. Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley (and Jae Crowder) are making life hell for opposing back courts... so much so that opponents are ev...
54 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast episode 15
The Celtics are starting to take shape, and John and Jay kick things off talking about how the rotations are finally following some sort of pattern. Kelly Olynyk is hot, Jerebko is playing better, and the offense is starting to click. And since the sea...
77 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 14
Jay and John return this week to talk about the Celtics continued ups and downs... especially those of Kelly Olynyk who can either be really, really good, or really, really bad. Still, it seems like he's part of a much more solid rotation, and we discu...
76 min
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Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Episode 13
So... here we are, struggling to figure out what's wrong with the Boston Celtics after they've lost 4 out of 5 games. How much do Isaiah Thomas' struggles impact the offense? Do they really miss Avery Bradley THAT much? And what can Danny Ainge REALLY ...
61 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 12
John and Jay spend most of this show trying to figure out just what the hell is going on with the Celtics and their struggles against bad teams. Guys are trying to take blame all over the place, as is Brad Stevens, but how much of this really is the co...
62 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 11
Scrap everything we said last week, because this past week saw the Celtics get progressively worse over their three games... all losses. Kelly Olynyk is frustrating. So is Avery Bradley (which might be unfair), and David Lee is a net negative across th...
58 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 10
This show can be boiled down to one simple theme.... these guys are pretty good. We get into the epic game against Golden State, including how awesome Avery Bradley's defense has been. Plus, the very good problem of how to fit Marcus Smart into this...
80 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 9
John and Jay discuss an interesting week for the Celtics. David Lee (or for some reason, John calls him Derrick) and his desire for more minutes is an instant hot topic (and fodder for one of John's rants). Also, is Avery Bradley on more than just a ho...
68 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 8
John and Jay return with John instantly complaining about Evan Turner and the 76'ers "process." Plus, the wide-ranging impact of Marcus Smart's injury, angry Brad Stevens, Amir Johnson's ankles, Rajon Rondo, and answers to your Twitter questions. Oh a...
55 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 7
John & Jay look back on what was really a very good week for the Boston Celtics. They currently boast the best defense in the league and a re-tooled starting lineup. We discuss the evolution of the rotations, and how they seem set now. We hand out our ...
68 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 6
It was a pretty successful week for the #BostonCeltics. John and Jay talk about the defense (4th in the NBA!) that drove two high-quality wins, including how Amir Johnson could be a game-changer for the #Celtics. We get a little reality check on RJ "Sm...
58 min
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Rainin' J's Episode 5
John and Jay see some hope in all the lineup changes. Believe it or not, the future rotations are starting to take shape... and they may not include David Lee. What should the new starting line up be (and should it include Isaiah Thomas), plus answers...
57 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 4
John and Jay talk about the first two games of the Celtics season, why Brad Stevens decided to use Evan Turner so much against Toronto. Plus, the fascinating big man rotation gets even wilder with Jared Sullinger's re-emergence, Avery Bradley's place o...
71 min
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Rainin J's Podcast Episode 3
Jay and John are back after a disgusting end to the preseason with a look at what's been surprising going into the season. Plus, we answer your Twitter questions about the rotation, the rookies, and which teams we should be looking at if Boston might b...
76 min
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Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 2
Jay and John discuss the past week for the Boston Celtics, which includes a lot of RJ Hunter love. Plus we answer your questions about who'll finish games, whether Isaiah Thomas should start, and how long Jared Sullinger will be here. Plus, we beg Brad...
60 min
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Raining J's Podcast Episode 1
John Karalis & Jay King discuss what went well and not so well after the first two preseason games. Is Jared Sullinger out of the rotation? Is Kelly Olynyk ready to make the leap. Is Marcus Smart the new James Harden (no, we're not crazy, but it did co...
50 min