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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.

Boston Celtics win Game 7, are headed to the NB...
The Boston Celtics didn't make it easy on themselves, but then again, they never do. They built a big lead but then nearly gave it all back late in Game 7 against the Miami Heat. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal gets into what happened, why the Celtics still need to fix things with their late game execution, Al Horford finally earning a trip to the Finals, and why it's ok to take a day to just celebrate this.
32 min
Boston Celtics can't close out Miami Heat thank...
The Boston Celtics turned the ball over too much (again) and they let Jimmy Butler get too comfortable, too early on his way to a 47 point night that buried Boston in Game 2. John Karalis is at the Garden to discuss the missed opportunity and how anything can happen now that the Game 7 is being played in Miami.
24 min
Boston Celtics turnaround, growth, Ime Udoka im...
The Boston Celtics have gone from an 11th seed in January to on the verge of the NBA Finals. How did they really get there? What impact did Ime Udoka really have? What's Al Horford's real influence on this team? John Karalis joined by former 13 year NBA veteran and Locked On NBA analyst Antonio Daniels to discuss all that and look at the Celtics heading into Game 6 against the Miami Heat. Plus, what's the long-term impact of some of these injuries Boston is dealing with?
37 min
Boston Celtics bounce back in 2nd half, beat Mi...
Thing started pretty poorly for the Boston Celtics, but they recovered very well after halftime and they ran away Game 5 against a battered Miami Heat team. It looked like the same old story for Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, but they led a big charge after halftime and Boston never looked back. John Karalis (who is battling a voice issue) runs through the big turning point in the game, the halftime discussion that changed things, Boston's amazing defense, and why there is no Game 6 in this series, just a pair of Game 7's.
27 min
Robert Williams, Boston Celtics defensive menac...
The Boston Celtics are in Miami for a critical Game 5 and the plan cannot be any simpler for them: protect the ball and win. Also, a look at one play that shows why Robert Williams is a defensive menace and key to Boston's chances. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss that and more.
41 min
Boston Celtics blow out Miami Heat, even ECF at...
The Boston Celtics went wire-to-wire in their blowout of the Miami Heat to even the series at 2 games apiece. Derrick White and Jayson Tatum did the job on offense while the Celtics defense behind Robert Williams and Al Horford make life very uncomfortable for the Heat. John Karalis discusses that, why he wants these weird, wild swings of the series to end, and why the Celtics shouldn't take the Heat too lightly in Game 5
31 min
Boston Celtics turnovers impacted by Robert Wil...
The Boston Celtics have turned the ball over way too much in Game 3, and that might have a lot to do with Robert Williams not being out there. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss that, why this part of the series (and the playoffs) is entirely about the mental edge, and why still hating on Marcus Smart at this point just doesn't make sense.
42 min
Turnovers kill Boston Celtics in regrettable lo...
The Boston Celtics gave up 33 points off 24 turnovers in their Game 3 loss to the Miami Heat. Jaylen Brown had 7 and Jayson Tatum had 6. John Karalis explains why there's not much more analysis necessary beyond that right now.
16 min
Boston Celtics blow out Miami Heat in Game 2
The Celtics blew the doors off the Miami Heat in Game 2, following a similar script in this series as the last one. Boston got hot from 3 early on, but their stifling defense was on full display as well, and for the first time in a long time, it was powered by their normal starting 5. John Karalis in in FTX Arena with that, why this win was exacty what he expected, and one aspect of it that is actually of concern heading into Game 3.
34 min
Boston Celtics mistakes that can be corrected f...
The Boston Celtics made a lot of mistakes in Game 1 against the Miami Heat, and a lot of them are correctable. A lot of them came in the halfcourt, especially in the third quarter, but a very important part of this came much earlier in the game that made the third quarter possible. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss the breakdowns and what can be fixed heading into Game 2.
44 min
Boston Celtics have one disaster quarter, drop ...
35 min
Boston Celtics-Miami Heat crossover preview wit...
The Celtics and Heat jump right into their first round series on Tuesday night. What are the key matchups? Who will the best player in the series be? Who will be second? Will the Celtics get stumped by Miami's crazy defenses? Will the Heat get picked on by Boston's offensive stars? John Karalis is joined by Dave Ramil and Wes Golberg of Locked on Heat to break down the whole series.
52 min
Grant Williams goes off, Boston Celtics win Gam...
Grant Williams had the game of his life, a career-high 27points to help beat them Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 and advance to face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses Grants big night, the third quarter stretch where this game was actually won, and the biggest mistake the Bucks made that really cost them Game 7.
33 min
Jayson Tatum scores 46, Boston Celtics force Ga...
The Boston Celtics forced a Game 7 with the Milwaukee Bucks behind 46 points from Jayson Tatum. His fourth quarter takever help carry the team over Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 44 of his own. John Karalis discusses Tatum's superstar night, Marcus Smart bouncing back after a bad finish to Game 5, and why the start time for Game 7 might help the Celtics.
28 min
Boston Celtics, Marcus Smart, Grant Williams al...
The day after the Game 5 loss didn't bring much relief as a review of the game shows even more mind-boggling mistakes. What were Marcus Smart and Grant Williams doing in some of these plays? John Karalis and Tom Westerholm run back through some of the more confusing moments, including an in-depth look at why that last halfcourt play didn't work, and why these guy keep taking themselves out of games.
47 min
4th quarter collapse pushes Boston Celtics to b...
Everything was going according to plan for the Boston Celtics in Game 5 against the Milwaukee Bucks. They'd built a 14 point 4th quarter lead and everything was going their way, but then the old Celtics showed up and ruined the fun. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses the collapse, why Milwaukee did a lot lose this game but simply worked harder than Boston, and the Celtics still coming off as pretty confident after the game.
36 min
The Al Horford effect on Milwaukee Bucks as the...
Al Horford has dominated in this series against the Milwaukee Bucks, especially in the last two games in Milwaukee. So what's the impact now for the Boston Celtics as the Bucks try to figure out how to defend him? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses how what the Bucks do will change what Boston can get in Game 5. Also, how family board game night factored into Horford's reaction to Giannis Antetokounmpo's dunk, Ime Udoka's fourth place Coach of the Year finish, and Grant Williams needing to play within himself.
37 min
Al Horford huge 4th powers Boston Celtics Game ...
Al Horford got dunked on by Giannis Antetokounmpo and he carried the subsequent staredown into the the fourth quarter where he got his revenge and powers a Boston Celtics Game 4 win. Now Boston has home court again, and John Karalis says this series is over, and Celtics in 6 still stands. All that and the Celtics finally getting some points in the paint!
31 min
Will Jayson Tatum bounce back? Officiating back...
Get ready for Boston Celtics-Milwaukee Bucks Game 4 with a look at how all the talk about officiating for both sides might impact things Monday night and whether Jayson Tatum can put together a bounce-back game. John Karalis is joined by ESPN's Andrew Lopez to discuss those topics, one eye-popping stat that explains Game 3, what Boston needs to do better in Game 4, and how they can use Robert Williams more effectively.
39 min
Jayson Tatum's rough night, Boston Celtics lose...
The Boston Celtics dropped Game 3 to the Milwaukee Bucks after a furious comeback fell just short. Jayson Tatum had his worst playoff game, maybe ever, when the Celtics really only needed a few good minutes from him in the fourth quarter. John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss that, still being confident in the Celtics winning the series, and, yes, the officiating ... which missed a few blatant calls that need to be addressed.
39 min
Where do we stand Boston Celtics-Milwaukee Buck...
Who holds the advantages after two games in this series. Does one team have more to be happy about than the other? John Karalis is joined by Locked On Bucks host Kane Pitman to discuss the series so far, bottling up Giannis Antetokounmpo, dueling defenses, and what we might see from Games 3 and 4.
38 min
What have we learned about Boston Celtics vs. M...
What have we learned about the Boston Celtics after two games against the Milwaukee Bucks? Grant Williams is good (and strong). Ime Udoka's attitude is great (will it get Boston to attack more?). John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss that and then go on a campaign to show Derrick White is actually important to what the Celtics are doing.
47 min
Boston Celtics tie series with Milwaukee Bucks ...
The Celtics came out in Game 2 and spent the first half playing nearly perfect Celtics basketball and building a 25 point lead against the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo got going in the 2nd half, but Boston's defense clamped down on the Bucks shooters to keep the lead in double digits. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses the adjustments, the big performances from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, how midrange shots got things going, Grant Williams becoming the new X-factor, and the thing Boston has done twice that gives them an advantage.
40 min
Game 2 adjustments for Jaylen Brown, Robert Wil...
Boston Celtics-MIlwaukee Bucks Game 2 is Tueday night and some things should go better for Boston (Jaylen Brown's game, turnovers, Celtics help defense) and some things could go worse (Marcus Smart's health, Giannis Antetokounmpo's scoring, Milwaukee's defense). John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal explains and then runs through three adjustments the Celtics should make to win Game 2.
35 min
Boston Celtics smacked by Milwaukee Bucks, but ...
The Milwaukee Bucks surprised the Boston Celtics with their physicality in Game 1 of their semifinal series, holding the Celtics to historically low shooting, forcing a ton of turnovers, and baiting Boston into taking the exact kind of shots they wanted. John Karalis of Boston Sports journal looks at some easy areas of improvement for Game 2, Jaylen Brown's bad Game 1, why the defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo was actually okay, and why Ime Udoka has earned the benefit of the doubt when he says Game 2 will be different.
34 min