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Locked On Celtics - Daily Podcast On ...

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

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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 27: 5 Celtics summer de...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the five questions in their 5-part series of summer decisions facing the Boston Celtics. In part 1 of this discussion, they talk about starting centers, trades, and contract extensions
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 26: Boston Celtics (and ...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the recent reports about how the Celtics are moving forward, while also explaining how the podcast will do the same. Also, YOUR VOICEMAILS!
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 25: Picking Every Game ...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard predict every game of the season. This is part 2. It ends in perfect Rainin J's fashion
50 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 24: Picking every game ...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard predict every game of the season. This is part 1
38 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 23: A farewell to the Ra...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard all convene in the same place for a tri-pod to announce the departure of Jay & Jam for their own podcast venture.
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 20: Semi & Gordon expec...
40 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 17: Lessons learned fro...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the lessons learned from the FIBA World Cup and how they might impact the Celtics this season
31 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 12: USA loses, going sm...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Team USA's loss in the World Cup, how Smart & Brown have been effective in small lineups, and Hayward's offseason
33 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 10: Jaylen Brown's evol...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the little things Jaylen Brown has been adding to his game as part of Team USA, watching a team actually build chemistry, and Jayson Tatum's potential return
37 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 9: Smart vs. Giannis, H...
31 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 4: Tatum's injury, Team...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the Jayson Tatum ankle injury, how the Celtics on Team USA have looked, and Brad Stevens' idea about using his bigs this season
33 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 3: with guest Amanda Smith
MassLive's John Karalis talks to Amanda Smith, host of the new podcast "How She Did It" to discuss her show, talking to some of the most successful women in sports, and the NBA
38 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 2: Team Shamrock helps ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, & Marcus Smart after Team USA's blowout win over the Czech Republic
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 29: Getting Hayward bac...
33 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 26: Jaylen Brown's best...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Jaylen Brown's best performance for Team USA plus how Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, & Kemba Walker have looked. Also: how many games would this team win in the NBA?
31 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 23: With guest MILLYZ
MassLive's John Karalis talks to rapper MILLYZ about his killer intro for the podcast, his new album, and his thoughts on the Celtics
38 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 21: Gordon Hayward speaks
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Gordon Hayward's first comments since the end of last season, including his continued injury recovery, the rookies, and his contractual future
28 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- The Gang's back & we got a n...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard are back after some vacation time to talk Celtics on Team USA, test Jam's knowledge of what he missed, and MILLYZ drops a fire new podcast intro
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 13: The schedule is out!
MassLive's John Karalis goes through the highlights of the newly released schedule and some notes about Team USA
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 9: with guest Matt Moore
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Matt Moore (@HPBasketball) from the Action Network to talk about Brad Stevens, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, & the upcoming season
53 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 6: Team Shamrock/USA ca...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Marcus Smart's comments on chemistry, the benefits of playing on Team USA, & was Jaylen Brown sending a message?
28 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 2: Marcus Smart addres...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 2: Marcus Smart addresses dysfunction on The Jump
39 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 30: With guest James Holas
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by James Holas (@SnottieDrippen on Twitter) to talk about cross-generational comparisons, an unfair narrative, and excitement for next year's team
76 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 26: Summer Mailbag!
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard answer mailbag questions about lineups, Tacko Fall, Jaylen Brown, Tacko Fall, Team USA, Tacko Fall... you get the picture
64 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 24: Player and Team ove...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss over/unders for Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker, and the overall team
43 min
126
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 23: Celtics on Team USA...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the possibility of four Boston Celtics on Team USA, and then pick a birthday brother to score 30
27 min
127
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 18: Kemba, Kanter intro...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Kemba Walker and Enes Kanter being introduced in Boston and dole out the appropriate backlash for Kyrie Irving
32 min
128
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 17: How many wins, Robe...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the newly set over/under for the Celtics season while getting more into how to develop Robert Williams and what to do with the 15th roster spot
42 min
129
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 14: Summer League wrap ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard share final thoughts on the great performances from summer league and then discuss Marcus Morris' contract debacle this summer
37 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 12: The Summer League S...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss summer league standouts Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, Tremont Waters, Tacko Fall, and Robert Williams
27 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 10: Brad Stevens speaks...
MassLive's John Karalis shares Brad Stevens' media session at Las Vegas summer league, which touches on Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, the rookies, and more
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 9: Summer league stando...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the summer league standouts, Tacko Fall, Grant Williams, and more.
41 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 8: Summer league first ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the first impressions from Las Vegas from Carsen Edwards, Grant Williams, & others. Also: Bobby Portis' comments about Kyrie Irving committing to Brooklyn in February
40 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 3: New centers and prea...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the new center signings (and re-signings) and who might start, then shares two radio appearances where he preaches patience as Boston shifts gears
40 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 2: Horford, tampering, ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard dive deeper into Al Horford's move to Philly, tampering in the NBA, Kemba Walker's winning smile, and more
44 min
136
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 1: Free agency madness
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Al Horford's departure, the Knicks whiffing on everyone, the Kawhi Leonard wait, and more
37 min
137
LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 28: More Kemba & Welcom...
MassLive's John Karalis shares more thoughts on the latest Kemba Walker news and the hiring of Kara Lawson, and an extended conversation with WEEI's Patrick Gilroy
42 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 27: The Kemba Walker po...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the possibility of adding Kemba Walker, whether signing him is the right move, and how to build a roster around him.
39 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 25: Meeting rookies & S...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about meeting the new rookies, Marcus Smart's award, and Boston creating cap space
41 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 24: Spending Boston's c...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss some of the rumored recipients of Boston's new found cap money and revisit Thursday's draft for some more thoughts.
42 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 21: Draft night reaction
MassLive's John Karalis and Tom Westerholm react to a wild draft night that included Aron Baynes getting traded to Phoenix
27 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 20: Second thoughts in ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss possible second thoughts about Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn, trade interest in Jaylen Brown, and destinations for Al Horford
29 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 19: Al Horford is (repo...
The Athletic's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the surprising report that Al Horford is preparing to leave Boston
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 18: Draft night trade? ...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the potential for a draft night trade, D'Angelo Russell in Boston, a plan for Terry Rozier, and stray thoughts on the Davis trade
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 17: Anthony Davis trade...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the Anthony Davis trade, what's next, and criticism of Danny Ainge
61 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 14: Kyrie to Brooklyn &...
MassLive's John Karalis & Jay King of The Athletic discuss reports that Kyrie is preparing to go to Brooklyn, the different NBA landscape, and the price for Anthony Davis
35 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 13: Anthony Davis, Rich...
The Athletic's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the latest round of Anthony Davis rumors and the return of Aron Baynes
31 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 12: The Kevin Durant in...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses how Kevin Durant's injury might impact Kyrie Irving's free agency decision
33 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 11: New Anthony Davis r...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about the new Anthony Davis rumors, including him again listing New York & the Lakers as preferred destinations
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 10: Re-litigating the K...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the re-litigation of Boston's non-trade when Kawhi Leonard was available. Also, a potential Terry Rozier return and Rockets trade rumors
39 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 6: Danny Ainge on Kyrie...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about Danny Ainge's big news conference which covered Kyrie Irving's future in Boston, lessons he and Brad Stevens learned, a new Al Horford contract, an more
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 5: Kevin Porter, Jr. sp...
MassLive's John Karalis takes us inside the Boston Celtics pre-draft workouts with an interview with Kevin Porter, Jr. of USC. Plus... yeah... another Kyrie "rumor"
37 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 4: Pre-draft workouts &...
MassLive's John Karalis and The Athletic's Jay King discuss Kyrie Irving rumors, Boston's pre-draft workouts, and Greg Oden's surprise involvement with the team
29 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 3: Making the Anthony D...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Jake Madison of Locked on Pelicans to discuss how they agreed to a deal for Anthony Davis in the Locked On mock draft, and the surprises along the way
54 min
155
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 31: Building Celtics ros...
John Karalis and Tom Westerholm of MassLive, along with The Athletic's Jay King, discuss how Boston could build rosters with and without Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis
65 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 30: Brooklyn calling Kyrie?
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss why Brooklyn seems to be a draw for Kyrie Irving and what the odds-makers say about Kyrie and other big free agents
37 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 29: with guest Mirin Fad...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Bleacher Report's Mirin Fader to talk about her writing journey, Marcus Smart, the NCAA bribery scandal, and the WNBA
63 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 28: with Sopan Deb of th...
NY Times NBA writer Sopan Deb joins the show to talk about life on the beat, voting for NBA awards, and a look back on this past season with MassLive's John Karalis
66 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 27: Mailbag Monday!
MassLive's John Karalis answers your questions about Kyrie Irving & Anthony Davis, Celtics tattoos, and casting a Simpsons movie
43 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 23: Media Game Madness
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay King, & Sam "Jam" Packard all participated in the Celtics media game, and Jay King will never live his JR Smith moment down. That, and Marcus Smart makes 1st team All Defense
47 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 22: Ranking trade assets...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard try to rank who has the best assets to trade for Anthony Davis... IF he's available
44 min
162
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 21: The show about nothing
It started out as John Karalis of MassLive & Jay King of the Athletic being unsure of what they were going to talk about. It ended with a lot of yelling at Terry Rozier.
58 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 20: What if the Pelicans...
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the New Orleans Pelicans remaking themselves & possibly making a play to keep Anthony Davis. Is that for real? What happens if Boston misses out? Also, why a former player should fill Boston's vacant assistant coaching spot.
44 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 17: Offseason to-do list...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard give everyone an offseason to-do list for the summer
56 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 16: Is Boston still the ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss whether the Celtics are still the frontrunners for Anthony Davis after the draft lottery, and whether the lottery reform is working.
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 15: Draft lottery & Rozi...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the wild NBA draft lottery & Terry Rozier's just-as-wild day on ESPN
41 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 14: Kyrie rumors & Al's ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the end of the Celtics season, Kyrie Irving's future, Al Horford's free agency, and more
48 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 9: Celtics-Bucks Game 5...
Sam "Jam" Packard & NESN's Chris Grenham break down the season-ending loss to the Milwaukee Bucks
51 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 8: Starting Hayward & We...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm team up in Milwaukee to talk about how we should have seen this coming and how starting Gordon Hayward might help fix things
33 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 7: Celtics-Bucks Game 4 ...
52 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 6: Game 3 thoughts & Sma...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about the Game 3 loss to Milwaukee and what Smart's possible return for Game 4 could mean for Boston
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-May 3: Smart's dunking & Mook...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Marcus Smart's rehab, Marcus Morris stirring up beef with Giannis, and more
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 2: Kyrie's off night & G...
MassLive's John Karalis and Jay King of The Athletic discuss Kyrie Irving's uncharacteristically bad Game 2 and what Boston can do to win Game 3
38 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 1: Celtics-Bucks Game 2 ...
Sam "Jam" Packard and Chris Grenham discuss the Celtics loss to Milwaukee in Game 2
39 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 30: Can the Celtics go ...
MassLive's John Karalis & Tom Westerholm talk about what Boston might or might not need to do to win Game 2, and why the potential return of Malcolm Brogdon in Game 3 makes it such an important game for the Celtics
34 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 29: Bucks Game 1 postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss a surprisingly convincing Game 1 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
44 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Crossover with Eric Nehm of ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Eric Nehm talk at length about the Celtics-Bucks series including the Al Horford-Brook Lopez matchup that's becoming a big focus of this series.
87 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 25: Defending Giannis
MassLive's John Karalis talks about what the Celtics hope to do as they try to defend Giannis Antetokounmpo. Also, injury updates and a look at how these teams are different.
29 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr.24: Real or Fake?
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King play of Real or Fake when it comes to Boston's togetherness, Kyrie's mood, Smart's return, and more
43 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 23: More Pacers talk,...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 23: More Pacers talk, tacos, who should start against Bucks?
32 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 22: Celtics sweep Pacers
MassLive's John Karalis and Tom Westerholm discuss Game 4, what we learned from the Pacers series, and quickly look ahead to the Milwaukee Bucks
34 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: Apr. 19: Crossover with Tony...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Tony East of Locked On Pacers to go over the first couple games of the series, including some Indy love for Al Horford
47 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 18; Pacers Game 2 postgame
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Chris Grenham of NESN.com to talk about the big Game 2 win, Kyrie and Tatum's heroics, Jaylen's pass, and the Pacers implosion
43 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-Apr.17: Marcus Smart speaks &...
MassLIve's John Karalis talks about Marcus Smart explaining his injury and recovery, Al Horford's individual work after practice, and potential lineup tweaks going into Game 2.
35 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 16: Potential Game 2 ad...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss leftovers from Game 1, the Celtics defense, and then get into adjustments that can be made for Game 2
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 15: Pacers Game 1 postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard talk about the Celtics Game 1 win, Marcus Morris saving them early, Al Horford sparking a run, and then wonder how the Pacers will ever score.
45 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 13: Pacers series previ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Tony East of the Locked On Pacers podcast to break down the first down series, what happens without Marcus Smart, and potentially weird lineup tweaks,
53 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 12: Terry Rozier's mone...
MassLIve's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard talk about Ainge & Stevens defending their decisions re: Smart, Rozier feeling like a guy with money on the line, and then they hand out their regular season taco awards
53 min
189
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 11: Smart's injury & Ky...
38 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 10: Wizards postgame,...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 10: Wizards postgame, Smart/Tatum injuries, Magic Johnson steps down
34 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 9 with NBC Sports Washi...
MassLive's John Karalis & NBC Sports Washington's Ben Standig discuss the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards situations as the teams face off against each other in the regular season finale
47 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: Magic postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the Marcus Smart & Jayson Tatum injuries vs. Orlando before moving on to Gordon Hayward, and the Indiana Pacers
45 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 5: Kyrie's relationship...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about Kyrie Irving saying he and Brad Stevens are on the same page. Plus, more minutes for Gordon Hayward & enough already about the Kendrick Perkins trade
29 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 4: Heat Postgame
MassLIve's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the win over Miami, Gordon Hayward's big night, Boston finally figuring out how to beat a zone, and more
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Apr. 3: The Fans Speak!
We open the show to the fans. We put out a call for fans to join via skype, and they did. We go around the world for six quick, unique conversations about this Celtics team.
44 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 2: Miami postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the win over Miami, why the zone gives Boston problems, Al Horford being awesome, and more
46 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr.1: Brooklyn reaction & y...
MassLive's John Karalis discusses the Brooklyn Nets loss and then says, yes, Brad Stevens sees the same information you do when it comes to the lineups
44 min
198
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 29: Crossover show with...
52 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 28: is Tatum really Mel...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss Jayson Tatum's comparison to Carmelo Anthony & whether we'd select him over Ben Simmons or Donovan Mitchell. Also, who needs to be Boston's 3rd best player and a look at the very difficult playoff challenge Boston faces
40 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 27: Cavs postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about the win in Cleveland, a new starting lineup, and why Jaylen Brown got 17 minutes
38 min