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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 get first home win behind Jayson...
The Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors for their first home win of the season. Jayson Tatum's passing was on display while Robert Williams was all over the offensive boards. John Karalis runs through their nights, Marcus Smart's passing and defense, a weird game from Dennis Schröder, and how the Celtics are finally showing some fight.
29 min
Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors crossover ep...
The Celtics take on the Raptors on Wednesday night, so John Karalis and Sean Woodley decided to chop it up and discuss each other's teams heading into the game. The big takeaways from the earlier game, what Boston has to do to avoid a repeat, Jayson Tatum's focus without Jaylen Brown, and how Pascal Siakam changes things.
35 min
No Ben Simmons for Jaylen Brown & why Boston Ce...
No, Ben Simmons will not be traded for Jaylen Brown. John Karalis gets into why that due diligence becomes silly reports, Jaylen's hamstring injury, the defensive statistics that show how much better the Celtics has been over the last five games, and how the Raptors will be a true test to see how good that defense is.
30 min
Luka Doncic rips Boston Celtics hearts out, Jay...
The Boston Celtics have once again left Dallas with a Luka Doncic-fired arrow through their hearts. Doncic's game-winner overshadowed a phenomenal game from Jayson Tatum, but that doesn't mean the Celtics have figured everything out. John Karalis discusses that, Marcus Smart's foul, and why this was still a good road trip.
33 min
Aaron Nesmith, Romeo Langford, Boston Celtics b...
The Celtics got their biggest win of the year, beating the Heat fairly easily behind a huge bench contribution from Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford. Jaylen Brown was good, Jayson Tatum finished strong after early struggles, but the Celtics held Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, and Duncan Robinson mostly in check. John Karalis has that, and why the Celtics actually got busted in this game.
35 min
Boston Celtics win, Jaylen Brown was awesome, b...
The Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic after they stepped up their defense in the third quarter, Jaylen Brown stayed hot, and Al Horford did a little bit of everything. But then Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb about a players-only meeting at halftime and suddenly the drama was back. John Karalis discusses that, Jayson Tatum's struggles, Marcus Smart's performance after his comments, and why Boston is wasting Horford's best basketball
38 min
Marcus Smart's comments about Jaylen Brown, Jay...
Marcus Smart had a lot to say about his Celtics teammates Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, but his comments after the loss to Chicago were about his coach, too. John Karalis explains why Smart had a good point, but bad timing on his comments. Plus, mailbag questions POURED in after the Bulls loss, so here are some answers about trades, Ime Udoka's rotations, and getting back on track.
46 min
A new worst Boston Celtics loss, why emotions a...
The Celtics have already had some bad losses, but this one to the Chicago Bulls takes the cake. The C's blew a 19 point lead and were outscored by almost 30 points in the fourth quarter. John Karalis breaks down what happened in the final few minutes with Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, and Al Horford, why emotions are to blame, and the positives like Jaylen Brown's big bounceback.
35 min
Jaylen Brown goes off, Jayson Tatum frustrated,...
Jaylen Brown had another great game, but Jayson Tatum was frustrated again in the Celtics 2 OT loss to the Washington Wizards. Jayson Richardson finally had a good game, Al Horford was a defensive menace, and Ime Udoka might have wanted to play the end of the first OT a little differently. Plus, John Karalis on why the 2-26 3-point shooting isn't as bad as it looks, and Ime Udoka calls coaching the C's a little like parenting.
38 min
State of the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Jayl...
The Boston Celtics are very hot and cold right now, so what have we seen from the Celtics, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart so far this season? John Karalis welcomes Keith Smith to discuss mental hurdles, getting caught up in emotions, COVID recoveries, and questionable fits.
55 min
Boston Celtics suffer another embarrassing loss...
The Boston Celtics lost another game where the team's energy and focus were being questioned. John Karalis gets into why it's now on Ime Udoka to break the Celtics of their worst habits, Jaylen Brown's weird start to the season, and how devastated Al Horford seemed to be after the game,
37 min
Boston Celtics missing easy offense, struggling...
The Boston Celtics are struggling a bit offensively and John Karalis knows where the Celtics can generate a few easy buckets, especially if they take advantage of Robert Williams' skills. Plus, is their defensive scheme good for the long haul? And, answering some of your mailbag questions, including a potential trade target.
35 min
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown combine for 71, Bost...
Jayson Tatum had an MVP-level performance, Jaylen Brown was awesome and he caught a body with his dunk on Miles Bridges, and the Boston Celtics handed LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets their first loss of the season. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses that plus the performances of Robert Williams and Marcus Smart and then asks Ime Udoka why Jaylen Brown wasn't involved in the final offensive possession of regulation.
34 min
Boston Celtics get Ime Udoka first win, Jayson ...
The Boston Celtics and Ime Udoka got their first win, beating the Houston Rockets 107-97. John Karalis gets into the big stories, including Jayson Tatum out-dueling rookie Jalen Green, Dennis Schröder finally turning a corner, Al Horford still being very good at basketball, and Grant Williams suddenly channeling his inner Steph Curry.
38 min
Boston Celtics mistakes, Robert Williams not hi...
31 min
Jaylen Brown was awesome but Boston Celtics los...
Jaylen Brown dropped a career-high 46 points but the Boston Celtics lost their season opener in double overtime to the New York Knicks. John Karalis discusses why Brown truly has earned his "pillar" status on the Celtics and why Marcus Smart's game will just cause everyone to dig in their heels. Also, notes on Jayson Tatum, Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard, Romeo Langford, and more.
36 min
Jabari Parker BACK with Boston Celtics, plus ma...
Jabari Parker was surprisingly re-signed by the Boston Celtics. John Karalis thinks there's more to this and explains why it might have gone down this way. Plus, a look ahead to the season opener vs. New York, a look at the Locked On Network NBA power rankings, and then a quick dip into the mailbag for questions about Isaiah Thomas and how teams travel.
28 min
The Rainin' J's predict every Boston Celtics ga...
The absolute absurdity that is the annual Rainin' J's reunion to predict every Boston Celtics game this season returns! John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard spend way too much time going through every game of the schedule and predicting how each game will go. This is madness is just part 1. The rest of the predictions can be found on the "Anything Is Poddable" feed.
70 min
Ime Udoka 1-on-1, & Boston Celtics cut Jabari P...
The Boston Celtics cut Jabari Parker to get their roster down to 14 players, which is exactly what John Karalis said would happen last week. John gets into why this move made sense before sharing a one-on-one interview with Ime Udoka about how he feels about the team after the preseason, how he's getting acclimated as a head coach, and why he isn't taking time to stop and smell the roses.
35 min
Marcus Smart suspended by Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart was suspended for the final preseason game by Ime Udoka and the Boston Celtics. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses how much of a concern this really is, and how it impacts the Celtics in their final preseason test against the Miami Heat. Plus, some mailbag questions regarding Enes Kanter and Josh Richardson.
31 min
Aaron Nesmith wows vs. Orlando & the race for t...
Aaron Nesmith had a big night for the Celtics in Orlando, which has John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal back on the bandwagon and calling for Ime Udoka to find meaningful minutes for him and Payton Pritchard (who may have broken his nose). Plus, why the Celtics were right to pull Juancho Hernangomez after just seven and a half minutes. And, handicapping the race for the final roster spot, and why the winner isn't even on the roster.
30 min
Al Horford gets COVID-19 & Boston Celtics prese...
Al Horford has come down with COVID-19 and half the team is sitting out the Wednesday night preseason game vs. Orlando. John Karalis welcomes CLNS host Josue Pavon to discuss that, Horford's importance on the team, preseason disappointments like Josh Richardson, and other preseason thoughts.
39 min
Boston Celtics road warriors, re-thinking Marcu...
The Boston Celtics begin a long stretch of road games with their last week of the preseason schedule that will really test who they are as a team. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses the pitfalls and advantages of an early road-heavy schedule. Plus, after two preseason games, maybe Marcus Smart will play less actual point guard than we think. And then we predict how many triple doubles Jayson Tatum will have this season.
29 min
Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart get ball popping; Im...
The Boston Celtics won their second straight preseason game and the passing from Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart was a huge reason for it. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal gets into why their passing was so important, the games from Romeo Langford and Grant Williams and why they could play huge roles, and the very obvious minutes crunch that will be Ime Udoka's biggest challenge this season.
36 min
Ime Udoka's Boston Celtics culture, everyone lo...
Marcus Smart and Grant Williams got into it in practice on Thursday, a sign of the intensity that players are constantly talking about. John Karalis & Tom Westerholm discuss the culture-building going on in Boston, the intense love being shown by everyone for Al Horford, and the things we're looking for when the Celtics take on Toronto on Saturday night.
38 min