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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-April 11: C's blow chance to ...
The Celtics had a chance to put a dangerous Wizards team away and avoid them in the playoffs. Now, playing Washington in the first round remains one of the many possibilities as we head into a wild final night of the season.
28 min
502
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Tuesday (and series?) Wizard...
John Karalis is joined by Noah Goetzel of Locked On Wizards to discuss a very important (seeding-wise) Tuesday night game, a potential playoff series, who we'd like to face as the playoffs march on.
33 min
503
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 9: Extracting somethin...
No, these aren't meaningless games. As John Karalis & Jay King point out, there are individual things that could mean something in the playoffs. Also, why you should NOT want Jabari Bird in the playoffs if you think he's a part of the Celtics future
35 min
504
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 6: Kyrie's season is ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 6: Kyrie's season is over
26 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 5: Looks like the No....
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 5: Looks like the No. 2 seed for the Cs
29 min
506
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Having no point gu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Having no point guards isn't great
30 min
507
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 2: Celtics-Raps with Lo...
Sean Woodley of the Locked On Raptors podcast joins John Karalis to talk about the Saturday Celts-Raps game, the coaching battle, Toronto reality vs. narrative, and potential paths to an Eastern Conference Finals rematch.
30 min
508
LOCKED ON CELTICS- March 30: Anatomy of a comeb...
John Karalis helps break down the parts of the Celtics people AREN'T discussing. Plus, Brad Stevens' COY case, Embiid's serious injury, and Ray Allen continuing to run his mouth
33 min
509
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: Dear goodness the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: Dear goodness they did it again
26 min
510
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: The Gordon hit pi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: The Gordon hit piece and Smart's insanity
27 min
511
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 27: Tatum outdoes Jac...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 27: Tatum outdoes Jackson, Cs top Suns
26 min
512
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 26: Rozier balls out & ...
Terry "Tito" Rozier went OFF against the Kings, making John Karalis & Sam Packard feel really good about a potential first round playoff series without Kyrie Irving. Plus, talking about a wild win in Portland and who's riding the boat!
47 min
513
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 23: Talking Tatum with ...
Sean Deveney just published a glowing article on Jayson Tatum and what he can do leading the Celtics offense. He joins the podcast to discuss Tatum's potential, how he busted through the rookie wall, and where he ranks among other rookies.
32 min
514
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 22: L2M reports, their ...
The Celtics beat the Thunder on a play that featured multiple violations. John Karalis & Sam Packard get into the whole L2M report process & how that may be part of a larger transparency initiative fueled by the NBA desire to legalize sports gambling
29 min
515
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 21: Marcus Morris' ga...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 21: Marcus Morris' game-winning 3 ends wild comeback
26 min
516
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Smart comments on...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Smart comments on injury + Nader/Ojeleye talk
24 min
517
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 19: C's fall apart in NOLA
The Celtics came out hot but then fell apart as Anthony Davis and the rest of the Pelicans bigs have a field day. John Karalis has postgame reaction from Horford & Stevens plus a conversation with Locked On Pelicans host Jake Madison
21 min
518
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 16: YABU and the rest...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 16: YABU and the rest of the mailbag
34 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 15: C's hilariously mak...
28 min
520
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 14 - The Celtics Twitt...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 14 - The Celtics Twitter MadnessfromMarch Bracket Selection Show!
103 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 13 - The Celtics have ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 13 - The Celtics have been decimated by injuries
43 min
522
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 12: C's can't hold on a...
Already without Brown & Horford, the Celtics fell apart after losing Kyrie to a sore knee at halftime. John Karalis & Sam Packard break down a loss that, honestly, doesn't really hurt much at all. Hear from Kyrie about his knee
33 min
523
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 9: Jaylen's fall and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 9: Jaylen's fall and another strong win
36 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 8: Horford's actually...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 8: Horford's actually good, guys. Plus, a mailbag
39 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- March 7: Talking Horford, Sm...
On a quiet day when it comes to Celtics news, John Karalis passes along a couple of radio appearances in which he discusses Al Horford hate, Brad Stevens starting Shane Larkin, Smart's silly fine, and an improved Celtics offense.
30 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 6: Marcus Smart does ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 6: Marcus Smart does kip-up, Celtics STOMP Bulls
31 min
527
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 5: Celtics-Rockets, b...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 5: What a game
51 min
528
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 2 - The Intellectual C...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 2 - The Intellectual Curiosity of Jaylen Brown
43 min
529
LOCKED ON CELTICS- March 1: Kyrie shines as C's...
Kyrie Irving is on one since the All Star Break and the Hornets were his latest victim. Boston ran off with the win, and John Karalis has the breakdown, plus a glance at the playoff picture and why the East is wide open.
41 min
530
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 28: Kyrie's taking mor...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 28: Kyrie's taking more (bleep) you 3s
27 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 27: Monroe sits as C's ...
Kyrie Irving was scintillating and the Celtics bench went off in the second quarter, but Greg Monroe's DNP-CD stood out on a night where he probably could have used some minutes. Hear from Brad Stevens as explains that decision.
29 min
532
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Feb. 26: Starting Theis + ret...
The break is over, Daniel Theis is starting, and Marcus Smart is back. It all sounds like a formula for success to John Karalis & Sam Packard. They discuss that, Jaylen Brown's comments about mental fatigue, & Zaza Pachulia's dirty play
41 min
533
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 23 - Weird Celtics Twit...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 23 - Weird Celtics Twitter with Coley Mick of Barstool Sports
76 min
534
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 22: It's Marcus Smart day
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 22: It's Marcus Smart day
34 min
535
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 21: Talking Bird & McHa...
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe joins the show to talk about the awesome Kevin McHale/Larry Bird interview.
47 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: Talking music & basketball w...
Basketball, the NBA, and Hip Hop culture have been intertwined forever. Dart Adams joins the podcast today to discuss the different stages of rap music's marriage to basketball and the culture's influence on an evolving NBA.
72 min
537
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 19: Michael Nye on Cel...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 19: Michael Nye on Celtics fandom, sports writing, "All the Castles Burned"
63 min
538
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15 - The Celtics lose a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15 - The Celtics lose again heading into the All-Star Break
52 min
539
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 14 - What's wrong with ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 14 - What's wrong with the Celtics offense?
52 min
540
LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's get blasted on Paul Pier...
Yeah, the Celtics looked lost on offense and defense while getting demolished by a new-look Cavs team... but it was Paul Pierce night so we're all very happy about that at least. RedsArmy's John Karalis and MassLive's Jay King react to the whole night.
51 min
541
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 9 - Celtics hold off Wi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 9 - Celtics hold off Wizards in OT 110-104
48 min
542
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 8 - The "This Trade De...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 8 - The "This Trade Deadline has been Not Good" Mailbag
33 min
543
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 7: A complete no-show i...
This was supposed to be a great matchup of the top two teams in the East but only one showed up. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard break down the Celtics no-show and whether it accelerates the search for bench help.
34 min
544
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 6: More trade rumors
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 6: More trade rumors
53 min
545
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 5: Horford game-winner ...
This game looked bad for the Celtics for a while, but Al Horford's last-second jumper sealed a huge comeback! John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have that, Rozier, our newly named "Gin & Juice" combo, and Dabusele.
38 min
546
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 2 - Brad Stevens and th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 2 - Brad Stevens and the Growth Mindset
20 min
547
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 1: Rozier trip-dub & Gre...
Terry Rozier got a triple double in his first ever start, which powered the Celtics to a blowout win. John Karalis has all the postgame covered. Plus, Greg Monroe is getting bought out... will he land in Boston?
42 min
548
LOCKED ON CELTICS -- Jan. 31: Kevin Love down, ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS -- Jan. 31: Kevin Love down, Draymond picks Jaylen Brown
25 min
549
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 30. Celtics Escape Denve...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 30. Celtics Escape Denver With Narrow 111-110 Victory Over Nuggets
29 min
550
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Warriors reaction & would yo...
MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis react to the most positive-feeling loss we've seen in a while and get into whether it's worth giving up picks to add bench scoring help.
42 min
551
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 26 - Kyrie's Threat to ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 26 - Kyrie's Threat to Cleveland and the All-Star Draft
34 min
552
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25 - Celtics Snap Losin...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25 - Celtics Snap Losing Streak and the Mysterious Marcus Laceration
34 min
553
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24 - Marcus Smart misse...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24 - Marcus Smart misses buzzer beater as Celtics lose their fourth straight
37 min
554
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 23: Crossover show with...
With the Celtics in Los Angeles, John Karalis has Locked on Lakers host Anthony Irwin on for a wide-ranging talk that includes the Ball family saga, Kobe & Pierce's goodbyes, and more
64 min
555
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Fighting for life after a lo...
The Celtics are slumping and on a losing streak and according to Al Horford, they're fighting for their lives. But Kyrie seems to think this necessary. John Karalis walks us through it.
25 min
556
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 19: What an abomination ...
The Celtics checked in with maybe their worst game of the season, so John and Jam give it the appropriate treatment.
28 min
557
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Which three Celtic...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Which three Celtics would you choose for a locker room fight?
41 min
558
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 17: Celtics can't come b...
We're normally used to the Celtics coming back an winning games like this, but their magic ran out against New Orleans. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard run it down. We also pay tribute to a legend, JoJo White.
52 min
559
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 16: The church of Kyri...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 16: The church of Kyrie and Brad
23 min
560
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 15: The All Star show
Voting for the All Star game is basically over so John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard get together to draft their own All Star teams.
45 min
561
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 12: Jaylen Brown and t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 12: Jaylen Brown blows a kiss, leads huge comeback
37 min
562
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 10 with Anna Horford.
Anna Horford joins the show for a wide-ranging discussion including her new podcast and her basketball family. Of course, she discusses Al, his amazing eyes, and his Spongebob obsession. Plus, her family's connection to cow racing and a WHOLE lot more.
58 min
563
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Jan. 10: Monster Mailbag: Bab...
64 min
564
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: How should Jayson T...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: How should Jayson Tatum factor into ROY race?
38 min
565
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 8: The season halftime ...
59 min
566
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 5: Paul Pierce doesn't...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 5: Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas honored on his day, plus mailbag
43 min
567
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 4: Well, that was surpr...
The Celtics dispatched the Cleveland Cavaliers in a much-hyped game that was much easier than expected. Tito and Tatum were the big guns in this one. John Karalis and Jam Packard have it covered.
44 min
568
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 3: Isaiah's back, and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 3: Isaiah's back, and he looked pretty damn good
26 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's close out 2017 with a win
A feisty Nets team gave Boston a challenge, but the Celtics closed out 2017, and a brutal December, with a win. Kyrie, Tito, Baynes, and Al get shout outs from John Karalis in this episode... and so does a not-so-innocent Brad Stevens!
37 min
570
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 29: WHAT A COMEBACK!!!!
The Boston Celtics were dead and about to get blown out by the Rockets. Then some bad officiating lit a fire under the team and the crowd that fueled a ridiculous comeback and improbable in. John Karalis & Sam Packard have it covered
38 min
571
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Doing just enough to get by ...
A tale of two halves had the Celtics barely holding on to leave Charlotte with a win. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss Tatum, Tito, Kyrie's chucking (& his awesome commercial) and why Dwight Howard sucks.
40 min
572
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 27: How do the Celtics...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 27: How do the Celtics and Wizards shape up in the East?
44 min
573
LOCKED ON CELTICS Bonus audio: Jam & Robin Lope...
Sam "Jam" Packard is a big Simpsons fan. Robin Lopez is a big Simpsons fan. In a quick bonus clip, Sam & Robin have a hilarious discussion that includes an AMAZING text sent by Robin's brother Brook. It's just 6 minutes but worth your time.
6 min
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 22: The C's are officia...
You know you've got problems when Michael Beasley is getting MVP chants at the free throw line. The Celtics limped out of New York officially on a slump. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have that covered
38 min
575
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 21: Sleepy C's & Killer ...
The Celtics are grinding through the worst of their schedule and they looked positively sleepy in some stretches against Miami... leaving openings for Kelly Olynyk to kill the C's with a career game. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have it covered.
38 min
576
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Anthony Davis rumo...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Anthony Davis rumors are back! And more
37 min
577
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 19: What a wild finish ...
This was one of those we're games where both teams completely blew chances to put the game away. In the end, though, the Celtics got some of their usual magic to go along with a wild finish in a magical 30 second run to close out the Pacers
33 min
578
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: Mailbag time starr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: Mailbag time starring the defensive slippage
25 min
579
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 14: C's win shootout wi...
There were a couple of new heroes (Shane Larkin, Aron Baynes), one old one (Kyrie Irving) to go along with Jaylen Brown's best game in a while and Jayson Tatum's usual efficient awesomeness. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have it all covered
42 min
580
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 13: Mailbag on Morris i...
John Karalis tackles a fully loaded mailbag which includes whether the DPE will be used after the Morris injury, how to fix the second quarter issues, future Celtic senators, and a whole lot more.
30 min
581
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: What a disaster
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: What a disaster
24 min
582
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec 11: Ugly win in Detroit
The Boston Celtics got revenge for their earlier loss to Detroit but very little about this game was entertaining. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard run through the few good things that happened and hand out spots on this week's Big Australian Boat.
35 min
583
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Crossover with Jeff Garcia o...
The Boston Celtics are in San Antonio to face the Spurs in a matchup of two teams that just respect the hell out of each other. John Karalis welcomes Locked On Spurs host Jeff Garcia in to talk about the Spurs and what C's fans should watch for.
30 min
584
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 7: Sloppy C's survive a...
This was not a particularly pretty game but it had some pretty things, which are discussed by John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard.
45 min
585
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 6: Mailbag on killer m...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 6: Mailbag on killer muscles, player comparisons and predictions
61 min
586
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec. 5: Kyrie & Al outduel Gi...
It was a battle of stars, but the Celtics have one more star than Milwaukee (though Giannis tried to do the work of two men in this one). John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard break it down
36 min
587
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 4: Offense up, defense...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 4: Offense up, defense down, Baynes' boat
40 min
588
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 1: Kyrie & Al carry C's...
The Celtics weren't particularly crisp against the Sixers, but luckily Kyrie Irving and Al Horford had awesome games to carry the Celtics past Philadelphia. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss.
46 min
589
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: We talkin' bout pr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: We talkin' bout practice?
37 min
590
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 29: Chris Forsberg add...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 29: Chris Forsberg addresses "Isaiah who?" headline, answers Celtics mailbag questions
36 min
591
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 28: Detroit D does its j...
Boston boasted the league's best defense coming into this game but they couldn't stop the Pistons. Meanwhile Detroit (and Avery Bradley) got Kyrie to play a very un-Kyrie game. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have the postgame wrap up.
38 min
592
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 27: 2nd half dominance ...
The Celtics are coming off back-to-back wins that included another bad first half/good second half. John Karalis and Sam Packard get into why that's happening, the return of Avery Bradley, the explosion of Tito's nickname, and the Big Australian Boat
37 min
593
LOCKED ON CELTICS: A perfect Stevens quote & th...
After the Celtics streak ended, Brad Stevens dropped what might have been one single, perfect, sentence to sum up what the Celtics need to be to return to winning form. John Karalis has that and a few things you might have missed this week.
35 min
594
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 23: The streak is over....
The Celtics winning streak has ended after 16 games. Rather than lament all that went wrong in this loss, John Karalis is choosing to spend this Thanksgiving giving thanks for all the good things this streak has given us.
25 min
595
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 22: Way too early MVP ta...
Sure, the Boston Celtics have won 16 straight but the starting lineup is struggling. So is Marcus Smart and his shooting. Is the solution to make a switch in the starting lineup? John Karalis an MassLive's Jay King discuss
46 min
596
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 21: Kyrie scores 47 po...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 21: Kyrie scores 47 points, ruins Mavericks
32 min
597
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 20: Is the streak valid?
Brad Stevens, in classic Brad fashion, is trying to knock his streaking team down a peg or two by declaring the entire streak invalid. Does he have a point?
28 min
598
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 17: C's come back again...
The Boston Celtics won their 14th straight game, this time by outscoring the Golden State Warriors by 21 over the last 16:49 of the game. John Karalis walks us through the highs and lows of an amazing win to keep the streak alive.
41 min
599
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 16: KD's interesting K...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 16: KD's interesting Kyrie take, Celtics-Warriors mailbag
35 min
600
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 15: THIRTEEN STRAIGHT W...
It looked sloppy and very trap-gamey at times but the Celtics managed to escape Brooklyn with their 13th win of the season. John Karalis and Sam Packard break it down.
31 min