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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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Jayson Tatum drops 60! Celtics come back from 3...
The Boston Celtics overcame a 32 point deficit to beat the San Antonio Spurs and Jayson Tatum dropped 60 to tie Larry Bird's single-game team record. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal talks about it all in a bonus Saturday episode!
30 min
102
Eliminating the Corner 3? Marcus Smart regressi...
Marcus Smart is a hot topic after his suspension and concerns that he has regressed. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses that, people's concerns over Romeo Langford and Evan Fournier, and why it might be time to eliminate the corner 3.
37 min
103
Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum drop 73, Aaron Nesm...
The Boston Celtics came through in a must-win game over the Charlotte Hornets. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal talks about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum combining for 73 points, Aaron Nesmith hustling his way into a good game, and why it's time to forget the process and focus on results
29 min
104
Boston Celtics continue to infuriate & settle f...
The Boston Celtics dropped another infuriating game, this time to the Oklahoma City Thunder. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal explains why their continued insistence on settling for the first good shot keeps them from getting great looks. Also, hear Jaylen Brown's postgame comments and why this poses the question of whether the Celtics just can't bring it every game, or they don't want to.
37 min
105
Boston Celtics get some help & Why Jayson Tatum...
The Boston Celtics got a little help in the standings on Monday. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal runs through all the ways the Celtics chances of moving up improved, and then goes into why Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown need to dramatically cut back the isolation basketball and play the right way on offense (and how Robert Williams can help).
36 min
106
The most disappointing Boston Celtics loss of t...
This was an important game for the Boston Celtics, but they really didn't treat it as such, which is why this loss to the Charlotte Hornets is the most disappointing loss of the year to John Karalis of the Boston Sports Journal. The defense was a no-show, and Boston's two stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, made big, lazy defensive mistakes, including one early one that could have changed the entire course of this game.
33 min
107
Kemba Walker carries Boston Celtics past Phoeni...
Kemba Walker did his thing against Phoenix, carrying the Boston Celtics to a huge win and a step closer to the fourth seed in the East. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal has the good and the bad from the game, and then a mea culpa when it comes to Jabari Parker
35 min
108
Where will the Boston Celtics finish in the East?
The Boston Celtics are a game out of the fourth seed, but where will they end up? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal looks at all the competitions schedules to figure out who has the toughest road and how the Celtics might have the edge.
32 min
109
Reasons to be optimistic about the Boston Celtics
The Celtics are on their stretch run, so John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal got together with Tom Westerholm and Nicole Yang of the Gino Time podcast to do a home & home. On their feed, they all discuss the causes for concern, but on this podcast, they get into the reasons to be optimistic about the team.
41 min
110
Boston Celtics streak snapped. Romeo Langford a...
The Boston Celtics were shorthanded again, and it cost them their 6 game winning streak. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal runs through the good and bad from the game and wonders why the team gets away from Jaylen Brown so much. Also why Jayson Tatum's game changes when he has to handle he ball more, and how Romeo Langford looked in his first minutes as a point guard.
39 min
111
Jayson Tatum entering superstardom? Boston Celt...
The Boston Celtics won their sixth straight game, beating the Golden State Warriors thanks to a monster game from Jayson Tatum. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal runs through the game, Boston's newly found fourth quarter dominance, and Tatum knocking on the door of superstardom.
37 min
112
Boston Celtics Beat LA, win 5th straight
The Boston Celtics beat the LA Lakers to win their 5th straight game and move into a tie for 4th in the East. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses Jaylen Brown's 40 point night, why the bench implosion at the end hurt the guys on the floor more than the team, and why this didn't feel very "Celtics-Lakers"-like.
32 min
113
The state of the Boston Celtics after their tur...
The Celtics are turning things around, so where are they really? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal welcome Tom Westerholm of Boston.com to discuss where they see the Celtics, what their realistic ceiling is, and what we can expect moving forward.
38 min
114
Jayson Tatum leads Boston Celtics to 4th straig...
The Boston Celtics, behind another star performance from Jayson Tatum, beat the Portland Trailblazers and moved into the fifth spot in the East. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal gets into Tatum's huge run as he runs through the good and bad from the game. Then why Marcus Smart is sort of an avatar for the whole Boston season.
31 min
115
A Boston Celtics turnaround? What the numbers say
Are the Boston Celtics actually in the midst of turning their season around? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal takes a look at some of the numbers that tell a big story, including how East Player of the Week Jayson Tatum's increased efficiency is leading the way. Also, a quick preview of the Celtics and Blazers game and why it's another one Boston has a strong chance of winning.
33 min
116
Boston Celtics pull off massive comeback to win...
The Celtics whipped off a 31-3 run to come back and beat the Denver Nuggets for their third straight win. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal breaks down the 15-0 portion of the run that truly swung the game and then explains why this game is an example of how Brad Stevens has not actually lost his team.
43 min
117
Feeling better or worse about the Boston Celtics?
Do we feel better about the Boston Celtics as they wrap up their home stand? Was the win over New York encouraging, or discouraging? John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal welcomes Tom Westerholm of Boston.com to discuss their outlook for the team over the final 20 games of the season. They also discuss Jaylen Brown's comments about pressure caused by the media.
37 min
118
Boston Celtics, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum gut ...
The Boston Celtics didn't follow their usual script on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks. Instead of crumbling, they held strong and held the Knicks off for a great win. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal runs through the good (Tatum, Brown, Smart, Thompson) & the bad (Langford, Pritchard, Robert Williams) before asking the Celtics to do it all over again on Friday.
30 min
119
Boston Celtics miss opportunity vs. Joel Embiid...
The Boston Celtics abandoned what had been working for them and fell back into some bad habits, missing an opportunity to steal a game from Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal explains why the bad ball movement returned and looks at the controversial Brad Stevens decision that ruined Robert Williams' night.
38 min
120
A closer look at Romeo Langford's debut, & very...
The Boston Celtics injury report is shrinking, which could make the Wednesday night game vs. Philadelphia an interesting test case for Brad Stevens and Robert Williams. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal has that, a deep dive into a Romeo Langford debut that was more impressive than it originally looked, and then some potential rules changes (or changes of interpretation) that will be very welcome.
35 min
121
Boston Celtics get two big wins; revamped offen...
The Boston Celtics got much-needed wins over Houston and Charlotte, but it's the way that Boston won those games that impressed Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis. In this show, we revisit the discussion of whether Robert Williams should start or come off the bench, and also look at a few stats that really highlight how wildly different Boston's offense is.
41 min
122
How much of this is on Brad Stevens?
Brad Stevens gets blamed for a lot of what's going on, but how much is really on him? Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis discusses the five areas where Stevens' coaching makes a difference to see where the fault lies. This podcast accompanies a column written on Boston Sports Journal.
35 min
123
Soft Boston Celtics are out of time; Brad Steve...
The latest Boston Celtics performance was the same as so many other disappointing Celtics performances. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis shares Brad Stevens' postgame audio where he rips (as much as Brad can) his team for folding under pressure. Then, why someone on the Celtics needs to find some fire now, because the Celtics are out of time and on the verge of not even making the playoffs.
48 min
124
Robert Williams: Starter or Reserve? A discussi...
Should the Boston Celtics start Robert Williams, or bring him off the bench? Which would maximize what he has to offer the Celtics for the rest of this season. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis brings on noted Williams aficionado Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston to discuss the ways they could go.
38 min
125
Boston Celtics lose to New Orleans Pelicans. Wh...
The Boston Celtics lost to Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans, who just didn't miss. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs through the good (Jayson Tatum) and bad (Evan Fournier) before taking a deep dive into what's bothering Marcus Smart.
38 min
126
Two big Boston Celtics wins, and a look at the ...
The Celtics are on a two game winning streak, with two very different kinds of wins. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis says both are impressive in their own way. The first two segments recap the two wins before looking ahead to the next two weeks, which are the make-or-break stretch of this season.
42 min
127
Boston Celtics trade for Evan Fournier: Good fo...
The Boston Celtics acquired Evan Fournier from the Orlando Magic for two second round picks. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis explains why this could be a really good move for right now, but maybe not so good moving forward.
43 min
128
Boston Celtics lose and round and round we go
The Boston Celtics lost a tough one to the Milwaukee Bucks after falling behind 25 and fighting all the way back to miss a buzzer beater. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs through the good and the bad of the game before clamoring for this treadmill of a season to stop or change or... do something different.
37 min
129
Talking Aaron Gordon trade with Locked On Magic
The Boston Celtics are reportedly the frontrunner for Aaron Gordon. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis discusses the rumored deal with Locked On Magic host Philip Rossman-Reich (@philiprr_OMD) to see if what's been reported works for the Magic and their fans.
39 min
130
A tough loss in Memphis & is Marcus Smart getti...
The Boston Celtics lost a tough overtime game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis wraps up the good (the offense, which is suddenly promising) and the bad (the defense, which, gah) before addressing the latest trade rumor that has Aaron Gordon in and... MARCUS SMART going out??
36 min
131
Boston Celtics win, does it signal a turnaround...
The Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic (and won the NBA belt in the process!!). Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs through the good things from the game (let's skip the bad for just one day) and then goes back to the loss against Sacramento to look at how a postgame meeting then impacted how they played vs. Orlando.
36 min
132
Potential Boston Celtics trade crossover show: ...
We've heard a lot about some of the bigger names, but there are other potential trade targets out there. Are George Hill, Norman Powell, or Larry Nance, Jr. realistic possibilities? Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis went to the hosts of Locked On Thunder, Locked On Raptors, and Locked On Cavs to find out.
51 min
133
Who are these Boston Celtics?
The Boston Celtics followed up some good performances (even the losses) with a stinker against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis throws the format out and tries to talk through it.
42 min
134
Boston Celtics lose late to Donovan Mitchell, U...
The Boston Celtics had their chances but, shockingly, the better basketball team ended up winning the game. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs through the good and bad from the game, and then explains why this game shows how far the Celtics really are from the NBA's elite teams.
38 min
135
Boston Celtics rumors galore, including some ab...
The Boston Celtics are surrounded by rumors, including some chatter about Brad Stevens now that the Indiana University job is open. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis discusses that possibility, as well as all the trade rumors involving the team. Also, we check in with old friends Terry Rozier and Gordon Hayward now that Charlotte has tied Boston in the standings.
39 min
136
Boston Celtics finally get an easy win; Robert ...
The Boston Celtics cruised past the Houston Rockets in a blowout win that, for a few minutes, looked like it was going to be anything but. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis goes through the good (Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown), the bad (another slow start against a bad team), and how Robert Williams was at the heart of a decisive first quarter run that changed the game.
43 min
137
Boston Celtics lose in Marcus Smart's return & ...
Marcus Smart returned but it wasn't enough to push the Boston Celtics past the Brooklyn Nets. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis breaks down the good (Smart, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis), the bad (Jaylen Brown, the poor double-teams), and a lesson from this game about how Danny Ainge might approach this traded player exception and the trade deadline.
37 min
138
Marcus Smart back, Romeo Langford isn't, & the ...
Marcus Smart returned to Boston Celtics practice on Wednesday! Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis discusses that, Romeo Langford's near return, and Danny Ainge's long-term considerations at the trade deadline, including the potential Bradley Beal factor.
43 min
139
Rainin' J's pick every Boston Celtics game of t...
The boys are back for another reunion show to pick every game of the rest of the Boston Celtics schedule. This is part 1 (the first 18 games) and part 2 is on the Anything Is Poddable feed.
63 min
140
Boston Celtics Q&A: Robert Williams, Jayson Tat...
It's Q&A day, and Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis is answering all your questions about Robert Williams, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, trades, Bradley Beal, and.... the Royal Family?
43 min
141
Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, make good All-Star ...
The Boston Celtics' young stars had reasons to be happy about All-Star Sunday. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs down why each had reason to be happy about the event, and what little things we saw on Sunday have to say about Tatum and Brown's relationship.
38 min
142
Boston Celtics win 4th straight behind Jayson T...
The Celtic head into the All-Star break on a 4-game winning streak after surviving a strong push from the depleted Toronto Raptors. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis has the good (BOTH Williamses, Jayson Tatum), the bad (Jaylen Brown's 1st half, the overall defense), and why LeBron James' comments about Jaylen Brown are a big deal.
42 min
143
Boston Celtics trade strategies & Jayson Tatum ...
The Boston Celtics might finish the first half strong, but they still have work to do. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis is joined by Boston.com's Tom Westerholm to discuss the strategies for the Celtics using their TPE, including a way to help the team now AND save the TPE for the summer. Plus, who will do better in the 3-point shootout? Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown?
44 min
144
Boston Celtics win 3rd straight, Robert William...
The Boston Celtics are now on a three game winning streak and all alone in fourth. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs through the good (Kemba Walker, Robert Williams, Payton Pritchard), the bad (the defense, finding Jaylen Brown shots), and how Robert Williams and his big 4th quarter have earned him more time on the floor.
41 min
145
Boston Celtics future brightening? And apprecia...
The fridge is opened for some leftovers from the Washington game, including fully appreciating Javonte Green and what happened to Aaron Nesmith. Then, Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis looks at the Celtics situation and sees the one stat that might signal a bright future. Plus, how the Atlanta Hawks handling of Lloyd Pierce makes John appreciate the way Boston handles its business.
46 min
146
Jayson Tatum saves Boston Celtics- why he needs...
Jayson Tatum's heroics bailed out the Celtics in a game they were on the verge of losing. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis runs through the good and bad of the two game winning streak and then looks at why Tatum needs to play more like this, more often.
45 min
147
Listener voicemail questions, frustrations, and...
The Boston Celtics are in a funk, and John Karalis has said what he's going to say about where they are after the road trip. Now it's your turn. The whole show is voicemail questions and comments, both positive and negative, so fans could express themselves at this frustrating time.
52 min
148
Where's the pride, Boston Celtics?
The Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks and dropped into a tie with the New York Knicks in the East. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis asks "where's the pride" after the Celtics, again, didn't respond to adversity. Plus, you'll hear full postgame from Brad Stevens, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown as they try to explain themselves.
50 min
149
Luka Doncic buries Boston Celtics: The good, th...
The Boston Celtics almost redeemed themselves with a big 4th quarter comeback, but Luka Doncic was just too good. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis has the good (Kemba Walker's 4th Q) and the bad (so many fouls) and he explains why the Celtics need to just trust each other if they want to get out of this.
37 min
150
Boston Celtics frustrations, Aaron Nesmith's re...
The Boston Celtics explained how they're dealing with their own frustrations as they held their first practice this month. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis has that, a potential closing role for Aaron Nesmith, and why some people might be missing what could be the best part of the Celtics story.
38 min
151
Jaylen Brown frustrated after Boston Celtics bl...
Jaylen Brown's "no comment" said a lot about how frustrated he is about certain things happening during a very frustrating portion of the season. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis has that & why the loss means people will forget some good basketball. Then Jake Madison of Locked On Pelicans joins the show for a quick discussion.
41 min
152
Pressure on Ainge to make a trade & Locked On H...
Danny Ainge said the Celtics weren't a contender while being pressured about making a trade on the radio. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis discusses that before bringing in Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks to talk about the teams playing 3 times in a week.
44 min
153
Defenseless: C's need to fix their defense, & w...
The Celtics defense is just atrocious. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis looks at the mess that was the Hawks game, what kind of player can help fix things, and why fatigue can be part of the equation without being an excuse
45 min
154
Celtics win and everyone feels better
The Boston Celtics beat the Denver Nuggets, erasing at least some of the recent panicking. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis has the good and the (not much) bad from the game and then explains why this game proves people were lying to you with their overreactions.
33 min
155
Are we focusing on the wrong things this season?
As we live and die with each win and loss, it's hard to remember that this season is one of the weirdest in NBA history. John Karalis brings on Tom Westerholm of Boston.com to discuss whether we're focusing on the right things during this COVID-crazy season, and whether the solutions we're calling for are really the right ones.
48 min
156
Not time to panic, even though things got prett...
The Boston Celtics lost to Washington in a very gross game on Sunday, but Kemba Walker gave Celtics fans something positive. John Karalis talks about the good and the bad from that game, but also says it's not time to panic yet.
35 min
157
Celtics hot from 3, bad on D, & more on Kemba's...
The Boston Celtics' 3-point shooting carried them on a night where their perimeter defense gave up a ton of layups. Boston Sports Journal's John Karalis has the good and bad from this game, as well as Kemba Walker's answer about whether his knee is preventing him from some of his signature moves at the rim.
41 min
158
What if Kemba Walker is never himself again?
There is a very loud group of people who are very worried... panicked, even... about Kemba Walker, his knee, and whether he'll ever be himself again. John Karalis doesn't think they're right, but... what if they are? Here's a look at why he can't be traded, how it changes the use of the TPE, and how the Celtics will have to adjust on the floor
37 min
159
Celtics miss an opportunity in Utah & Kemba pan...
The Boston Celtics had a chance against the Utah Jazz but just weren't disciplined enough to get the job done. John Karalis runs through the good and bad from the night and then discusses whether the Celtics should run more stuff for Kemba Walker to get him going, and where he is on the Kemba panic meter
36 min
160
Crossover episode with David Locke of Locked on...
The Celtics wrap up their road trip in Utah Tuesday night so John Karalis welcomes Locked On Jazz host and radio voice of the Utah Jazz David Locke to discuss the blistering Jazz start, whether this is sustainable, and some interesting Kemba Walker stats.
38 min
161
Cold shooting dooms Celtics vs. Suns, but the C...
The Celtics struggled to start each half against the Phoenix Suns, and they struggled to make jumpers (especially Kemba) in a tough loss to the Suns. John Karalis has the good and bad from this loss and a quick look back on the huge win over the Clippers on Friday
40 min
162
Harrison Barnes & TPE talk with Chris Forsberg
Could Harrison Barnes be the ideal target for the Gordon Hayward Traded Player Exception? Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston thinks so, and he joins John Karalis to explain why and discuss Danny Ainge's options.
41 min
163
Celtics blow it in Sacramento: the good, the ba...
The Boston Celtics botched another fourth quarter with bad fouls on their way to a disappointing loss. John Karalis has the good (Tristan Thompson, do-it-all Jayson Tatum), the bad (dumb fouls), and the.. medium (Jaylen Brown's night). Also, Brad Stevens tries really hard to say the right things about the All Star game
37 min
164
Celtics survive, & Kemba still isn't 100% comfo...
The Boston Celtics survived against the Golden State Warriors despite Steph Curry's amazing performance. John Karalis breaks down the good and the bad from the night and then shares some Kemba Walker postgame sound that explains why he's still not 100% comfortable yet.
33 min
165
Deep stats dive after the first quarter of the ...
The Boston Celtics have finished 25% of their season, which is right about the time we can really start diving into stats and find something meaningful. John Karalis does that, but explains that even now the stats are going to answer some questions we won't be asking later. Also, why the hell are Jeff Teague's lineup stats so good?
35 min
166
Lakers loss, Smart's injury, Redick rumors, & a...
The Boston Celtics lost Marcus Smart to injury and then a game to the LA Lakers. John Karalis has good and bad from that game, the new JJ Redick rumors, and a closer look at Tristan Thompson's struggles.
42 min
167
Schedule curveball & pressure on Brad & Danny?
The February schedule just got tougher thanks to a curveball from the NBA. John Karalis talks about that, pressure on Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens to show bigger results this season, Stevens' rotations, and a lot more.
36 min
168
Boston Celtics defensive lapses cost them in Sa...
The Boston Celtics looked to be in total control for about 18 minute of this game, then they collapsed in the second quarter and zig-zagged their way to a disappointing loss. John Karalis has the good, the bad, and the ugly truth about this Celtics defense right now.
38 min
169
Celtics-Spurs crossover preview with Locked On ...
The Boston Celtics are taking on the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night, so John Karalis welcomes Locked On Spurs host Jeff Garcia for a crossover episode to talk about the Spurs' youth, inconsistencies, and why DeMar DeRozan is still dangerous.
30 min
170
Jayson Tatum returns, Aaron Nesmith improves, &...
Jayson Tatum is back and he looks good, Jayson Tatum is still here and so does he. John Karalis has that, Aaron Nesmith's improvement, and some lineup tinkering as he goes through the good and the bad of the win over Chicago. Plus, Jayson Tatum describes being worried about having COVID-19
44 min
171
Jaylen Brown fully in his bag in blowout of Cavs
Jaylen Brown dropped 33 points in 19 minutes & looked damn good doing it. John Karalis has that, Kemba Walker making the two-big lineup look good, Aaron Nesmith's confidence boost and more before touching on the Friday loss to Philadelphia.
38 min
172
Kemba's minutes, no Jayson Tatum, & time to bui...
Kemba Walker's minutes are going to increase on Friday, but the Celtics will still be without Jayson Tatum. John Karalis explains why Tatum could come off the bench when he returns. Hear from Brad Stevens on that and why Robert Williams wasn't used when he was available on Wednesday. Plus, John says it's time to build a new home for the Celtics in Boston.
31 min
173
Smart vs. Embiid again after C's lose in Philly
The Boston Celtics certainly had their chances against the Sixers, but Joel Embiid alone out-shot the Celtics at the line, which drew the ire of Marcus Smart after the game. You'll hear from Smart and Embiid on the flailing and fouls, plus John Karalis has the good and the bad from the close loss.
35 min
174
Robert Williams returns & Kemba Walker's knee r...
Robert Williams is back after his battle with COVID-19 and it was not an easy one for him or his family. John Karalis has that, how Kemba Walker's knee responded after his first game action, Wednesday's game in Philly, and more.
31 min
175
Taking stock of the Celtics with Tom Westerholm...
Kemba Walker is back and the Boston Celtics are near the top of the Eastern Conference Standings. John Karalis joined Tom Westerholm and Nicole Yang of the Gino Time podcast for an extended discussion to take stock of the Celtics. This is part two of the discussion. Part one of the discussion is on the Gino Time podcast.
35 min
176
Kemba Walker returns, is pain-free after painfu...
Kemba Walker played nearly 20 minutes against the Knicks and came out of it pain-free. You'll hear from Kemba after the game, and then John Karalis glosses over a gross loss to the Knicks and makes sure to end on a fun Friday night win over Orlando.
33 min
177
The Celtics return Friday night (we hope) & Kem...
The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic are expected to play their game on Friday night. John Karalis has that, and you'll hear from Brad Stevens on the hiatus and Kemba Walker on his return to the practice floor. He also talks about how awesome Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are.
29 min
178
James Harden traded to Brooklyn: how it goes ri...
James Harden is now a Brooklyn Net after a blockbuster four-team trade. John Karalis looks at how this can go right, how it could go wrong, and the ways this could impact the Boston Celtics
33 min
179
Another postponement & new COVID protocols with...
The Boston Celtics-Orlando Magic game was postponed. John Karalis is joined by Chuck McKenney of RedsArmy.com to talk about that and the new NBA COVID protocols announced on Tuesday afternoon.
42 min
180
Jayson Tatum wins POTW & Trying to fix the NBA'...
There was some good news today, including the Celtics rising in the standings despite not playing. John Karalis has that and Jayson Tatum winning East Player of the Week before trying to tackle some of the potential weak spots in the NBA's COVID-19 plan.
31 min
181
COVID postpones Heat game, Tacko's fun Friday, ...
COVID-19 protocols forced the postponement of Sundays Celtics-Heat game, but the NBA is pressing forward with the season. John Karalis disagrees with that move. He has that, Friday's fun Tacko Fall performance against Washington, and word that Kemba Walker is coming back to practice (if the team can actually practice).
33 min
182
Counting the early returns on every Celtics & t...
The early returns on the Boston Celtics are rolling in, so John Karalis goes player-by-player to see what we can glean from the first 9 games. Then, John talks to Sam Hendler, co-owner of Jack's Abby, the brewers of the new official craft beer of the Celtics "Pride and Parquet"
58 min
183
Celtics escape Miami with a win, plus everythin...
Payton Pritchard's game winning putback helped the Boston Celtics escape Miami with a win to end their road trip. John Karalis has the good and bad from the game, why it was almost not played, and the full postgame media availability from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum who addressed the day's events in Washington.
40 min
184
Lineup data starting to roll in, so what does i...
The early returns on the Boston Celtics lineups are starting to come in, and we're learning a little about where that might point the Celtics. Celtics Blog's Andrew Doxy joins John Karalis to discuss what we've seen, why the experimentation has to continue, why fans are taking the wrong approach about it, and what it could mean for future trades.
43 min
185
Tatum's 40, Pritchard's big night, & Boston's l...
The Boston Celtics almost blew out the Toronto Raptors, and Jayson Tatum dropped 40, but Payton Pritchard and the role players managed to overshadow Tatum's big night. John Karalis has that good stuff, the bad (Tremont Waters, Aaron Nesmith), and the lineup clarity that is emerging after the Raptors game.
36 min
186
Celtics split in Detroit: the good, the bad, an...
The Boston Celtics split their miniseries in Detroit over the weekend, John Karalis has the good (Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart's poise, Jayson Tatum's passing) and the bad (the game 1 effort and a lack of free throws). Then he's joined by Locked On Pistons host Matt Schoch to get the Pistons perspective.
38 min
187
A thank you, from the Locked On Celtics podcast
Host John Karalis has some thank you's for all of you listeners and a request for the upcoming year. Happy New Year everyone and here's to a great 2021.
20 min
188
Holy Jaylen Brown! JB goes off as Celtics blow ...
Jaylen Brown had it all working against the Grizzlies, but he wasn't the only bright spot in this blowout. John Karalis goes through the good, and the bad (there wasn't much of that) and then looks at why Brown's last couple of minutes in the game were full of deposits into the bank of trust.
40 min
189
Pritchard steals the show in Celtics win over P...
The Boston Celtics nearly had another 3rd quarter collapse but Payton Pritchard came off the bench to help the Celtics to a big 4th quarter (Jayson Tatum might have had something to do with it too). John Karalis runs through the good and the bad from the game before asking everyone to lightly tap the brakes on the Pritchard hype train
36 min
190
Pacers miniseries crossover with Locked On Pacers
The Celtics are in the midst of a miniseries with the Pacers, so John Karalis welcomes Locked On Pacers host Tony East to discuss the first game and look ahead to the Wednesday night rematch.
35 min
191
Celtics lose to Pacers: a bad last shot, some g...
The Celtics had a chance to beat the Pacers Sunday night but missed their chance thanks to more long stretches of uninspired play and a bad last second shot attempt by Jayson Tatum. John Karalis goes through the good and bad of the loss before taking stock of where Tatum stands as he tries to grow into a true superstar.
39 min
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Brooklyn runs away from the Celtics & thoughts ...
The Celtics showed some good things against the Brooklyn Nets but not enough to avoid the Nets running away and hiding in the 4th quarter. John Karalis breaks down the good (Jaylen Brown, Grant Williams' passing) and the bad (no free throws for Jayson Tatum, Teague disappeared) from the game. Then he gives some thoughts on the loss of KC Jones, who died Christmas morning.
37 min
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Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum power Celtics past ...
Jayson Tatum hit the game winner and Jaylen Brown was the best player on the floor as the Celtics squeaked by the Bucks on opening night. John Karalis walks us through the good, the bad (defense) and the interesting offensive wrinkles the Celtics seem to be employing.
36 min
194
Trading for Aaron Gordon & 5 things to watch vs...
Tristan Thompson might play on opening night (Kemba Walker definitely will not). John Karalis has that, five things to watch for against the Milwaukee Bucks, and why now's the time to trade for Aaron Gordon.
38 min
195
Smart talks shot selection, Turner talks coachi...
A day after we focused on it here on the podcast, Marcus Smart and Brad Stevens talked about his shot selection and why it needs to be better. John Karalis talks about that, Evan Turner's surprise media appearance to talk about joining the coaching staff, and the commissioner's comments on NBA expansion and suspending marijuana testing.
37 min
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What do we make of this preseason? Where are th...
What on earth can we make of two lackluster preseason games? Where do the Boston Celtics stand going into the season? John Karalis and Chuck McKenney of RedsArmy.com try to make sense of it all.
58 min
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MAILBAG! Rudy Gobert in Boston? & an interestin...
Could the Celtics pursue Rudy Gobert with the traded player exception? Should they? John Karalis answers that, contemplates an interesting player comp for Payton Pritchard, and more in the Friday mailbag.
32 min
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Why this is the year of the "energy guy" & a tr...
This is going to be the year of the energy guy for the Boston Celtics. At least that's what John Karalis thinks. He explains why, and then shares a 98.5 SportsHub appearance where he gets more into the first preseason game and the upcoming Nets game. Finally, a tribute to an unsung hero, Bruce Seals, who we lost this week, and who used basketball to change lives in Boston.
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Reactions to the first preseason game: ALL HAIL...
The Celtics first preseason game is in the books and Payton Pritchard emerged as the biggest story. John Karalis has that, Marcus Smart doing Marcus Smart things, Jeff Teague going off from deep, and a couple of small, yet encouraging things from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
38 min
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Previewing the preseason opener with Tom Wester...
The Celtics play the first of two preseason games on Tuesday night and John Karalis is joined by Boston.com's Tom Westerholm to discuss things they're looking for from the rookies, the Williamses, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
42 min