John Karalis of MassLive.com, Jay King of The Athletic, and Sam Packard get together for this daily Boston Celtics podcast, LOCKED ON CELTICS, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Jay, John, and Sam cover everything Celtics and the NBA #celtics #nba
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 7: Celtics-Bucks Game 4 ...
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
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
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 1: Celtics-Bucks Game 2 ...
Sam "Jam" Packard and Chris Grenham discuss the Celtics loss to Milwaukee in Game 2
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
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.
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.
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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 23: More Pacers talk,...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 23: More Pacers talk, tacos, who should start against Bucks?
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Apr. 11: Smart's injury & Ky...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 10: Wizards postgame,...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 10: Wizards postgame, Smart/Tatum injuries, Magic Johnson steps down
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 29: Crossover show with...
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
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Mar 26: Lineup changes and pl...
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletics' Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard all gather to have an extended conversation about the lineups, playoff matchups, and confidence in a playoff run
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Mar.25: Spurs postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the blowout loss to the Spurs, the crushing collapse against Charlotte, and whether this team can put it together at all
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 22: Getting weird with ...
Sam "Jam" Packard is joined by NBCS Boston producer, and Erotic City director of propaganda, Max Lederman to talk about Weird Celtics Twitter, his dual citizenship in the Celtics-Sixers rivalry, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 21: Sixers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard talk about a Celtics loss in Philly, Terry Rozier's confetti comments, Smart's ejection, and Baynes' injury
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 20: Terry Rozier, Danny...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Terry Rozier's comments on "Fair Game" and Danny Ainge's optimism in the Herald, plus the lapses that hold Jaylen Brown back at times
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar.19: Nuggets Postgame
John Karalis of MassLive.com & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the loss to the Nuggets and Isaiah Thomas' return and tribute,
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Kyrie's moods and Isaiah Tho...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Terry Rozier's comments about how Kyrie Irving's mood & engagement impact the Celtics, the return of Isaiah Thomas, and the Saturday Hawks game
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Kings Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the wild win over Sacramento, including Kyrie's triple double and how getting aggressive and attacking might be what breaks Mook's slump
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 14: MAILBAG TIME!
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard answer your questions about keys to playoff success, bromances, and Jedi masters
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 13: 1-on-1 with Brad St...
MassLive's John Karalis shares his 1-on-1 with Brad Stevens in Los Angeles about making human connections with the players while also wrapping up some final thoughts on the West Coast swing
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar 12: Clippers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the very disappointing end to a positive road trip for the Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar 11: Lakers leftovers and...
John Karalis is joined by his MassLIve partner Tom Westerholm and Sam "Jam" Packard to discuss the Lakers game an the importance of the Clippers game. Plus, we hand out tacos!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 8: Good moods and movin...
MassLive's John Karalis & Jay King of The Athletic get into the improved mood and why it really is the number one reason why Boston is finding some better success on the court
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar 7: Kings postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss a very important win for Boston
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar. 6: Warriors postgame
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard talk about things finally coming together, big nights from Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar 5: Kyrie Irving's change...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by his partner on the beat Tom Westerholm and Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal to discuss Kyrie Irving's change in tone at practice in San Francisco
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Mar 4: Rockets postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the same ol' story for the Celtics, and whether a lineup change or just a good ol' fashioned road trip will cure what ails them.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- March 1: Brad taking more co...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss whether Brad Stevens should take tighter control of the team, how the playoffs might be different, and the possible return of the "Erotic City" lineup
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 28: Blazers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis takes us through the good (defense, Jaylen Brown), the bad (3rd Q TO's, cold shooting, and answers to your tweets after the loss to Portland
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 27: Raptors postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard try to make some sense out of the loss to Toronto and the things that continue to go wrong
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 25: Crossover show with ...
MassLive's John Karalis is joined by Locked On Raptors host Sean Woodley to talk about the Tuesday night game, a potential playoff series, and the similarities between the two teams
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 25: What can Brad Steven...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the Bulls loss, what Brad can do different, and Kyrie's "I'm here' comments.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 22: Bucks Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the tough loss to the Bucks, break down the final play, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 21: Kyrie goes off over ...
MassLIve's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about Kyrie Irving going off after being asked about a viral video featuring him and Kevin Durant. They also discuss the Bucks game and where the Celtics might finish in the standings
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 20: Grading Brad Stevens...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have an in-depth discussion about the job Brad Stevens has done before talking about the best & worst of the season so far and handing out tacos for the pre-break performances
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 19: Anthony Davis open ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Anthony Davis' openness to playing for Boston, Kyrie playing in the All Star game, and then Jay lets loose on the All Star festivities.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 15: Monster mailbag tri-pod
MassLive's John Karalis, The Athletic's Jay KIng, and Sam "Jam" Packard have an extended mailbag podcast answering your questions about an Anthony Davis trade, Gordon Hayward, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 14: Pistons postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard talk about the win over Detroit, Al Horford's continued brilliance, Hayward's progress, and gallons of chicken
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 13: Sixers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis talks about the Horford vs. Embiid matchup, Hayward's career shooting night, an assist from Brett Brown, and more from the Celtics win in Philly
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 12: The team reacts to M...
The Boston Celtics had a day to chew on Marcus Morris' comments about individuals and not having fun. MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King have their reactions to what was said at practice.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 11: Marcus Morris is not...
LOCKED ON CELTIC- Feb 8: Lakers postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS -Feb 7: Trade deadline madness
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the Lakers plan for acquiring Anthony Davis backfiring, the ramifications of that, and the other madness of the NBA as we approach the trade deadline
LOCKED ON CELTICS= Feb 6: Cavaliers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the win over the Cavaliers and the latest in the Anthony Davis rumors
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 5: The Kyrie Irving situ...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the Kyrie Irving situation, his New York press conferences, and the status of the Anthony Davis talks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 4: Thunder postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard talk about the Horford-Kyrie connection, Smart's nice shooting, and the Pats winning the Super Bowl
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 1: The Porzingis trade ...
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the shocking Kristaps Porzingis trade and its impact on Kyrie Irving. Plus, All Stars and the snubs.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 31: Hornets Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard get into Jaylen Brown's big game, Gordon Hayward's step forward, and Jam's important work towards improving the in-game entertainment
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 30: Kyrie Irving rumors ...
MassLive's John Karalis and The Athletic's Jay King discuss the rumblings that Kyrie Irving is interested in reuniting with LeBron and more on Anthony Davis trade scenarios
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 29: Nets postgame and An...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard, along with a cameo from The Athletic's Jared Weiss, discuss the Nets game and the news that Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 28: Warriors, playoff a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 25: All Star Kyrie, love...
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss All Star Kyrie & maybe All Star Tatum, then give a little love to the young guys for turning their seasons around. Also, inside the inner workings of the trade deadline & we predict C's-Warriors narratives
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 24: Cavs postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 23: A new gem of a draf...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 22: Heat Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the win over Miami, Kyrie's heroics on both ends, Al Horford benefiting from more minutes, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 21: Smart's ejection, go...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 18: Much more Kyrie & S...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King have much more on Kyrie Irving's quest to become a good leader & his call to LeBron, plus leftover thoughts about Toronto, including Marcus Smart's amazing clutch defense
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 17: Raptors Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss Aron Baynes' return, great play from guys who need it, Kyrie's amazing stretch, and his apology to LeBron James.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 16: The reaction to Kyri...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's by Jay King discuss the continuing fallout from Kyrie Irving's comments and the Celtics overall struggles, then a check on where Boston's draft picks sit.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 15: Brooklyn Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard talk about the same old roller coaster ride in Brooklyn, but they also try to pull some positives out of this mess
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 14: Kyrie calls out yout...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Kyrie's comments about the youth (again) and whether he's right to keep calling those guys out. Plus, a look at what went down in Florida
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 11: Marcus Morris shov...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 11: Marcus Morris shoves Jaylen Brown and the Celtics lose ugly
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 10: Pacers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the blowout win over the Pacers
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 9: Ball movement, Kyrie'...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King talk about the improved ball movement and confusing comments from a Western Conference scout. Plus, Kyrie Irving taking charges and Tatum's willingness to trade himself for Anthony Davis.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 8: Nets postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the win over Brooklyn, the balanced scoring, a lot of passing, Smart's shooting, and a lot more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 7: Open eyes, improved o...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Kyrie's explanation for his eye injury, an improving Celtics offense, Robert Williams losing track of time, and then hand out their weekly taco awards.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 4: Depth, trade deadline...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the Celtics depth coming around, why this trade deadline will be quiet for Boston, & Danny Ainge's shot at LeBron
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 3: Timberwolves Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss Gordon Hayward's monster game, the importance of getting into the paint, Al Horford's defense, and a whole lot more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan 1: Spurs postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the loss to the Spurs, needing Aron Baynes, Gordon Hayward's goose egg, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 31: The Comeback in Mem...
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss every aspect of the comeback in Memphis, plus the junkiest milestone we could imagine, Red Panda slander, & more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 28: Rockets Postgame
MassLive's John Karalis walks us through the Rockets loss, Harden's big game, bench issues, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 27; Tatum's next step & ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 26: Sixers postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss the big OT Christmas Day win over Philly, Kyrie's big night, Horford's defense, Mook's importance and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 24: Hornets postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 21: Yelling at idiots
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 20: Suns postgame
MassLive's John Karalis & Sam Packard break down the loss to Phoenix, including how Aron Bayne's injury and Marcus Morris' absence significantly changed the course of the night.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec: 19: Mailbag Time!!
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King answer questions about roster moves, Robert Williams, Jaylen Brown, and pizza
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 18: Tough schedule ahead...
MassLive's John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss the difficult upcoming schedule, whether Boston has the blueprint to get through it, and Gordon Hayward still trying to clear health hurdles
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 17: Hawks, Pistons, & T...
John Karalis shares thoughts on the Pistons and Hawks games before handing out the weekly Taco Truck awards
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 14: Ainge v. Timelord & ...
John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard try to rekindle lost podcast magic while also discussing Ainge's rejection of the "TimeLord" nickname and why they're not worried about Al Horford's knee
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 13: Wizards postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec 12: More TimeLord
John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King dive deeper into Robert Williams' performance against New Orleans, why Jaylen Brown pissed so many teammates off, and Anthony Davis
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 11: Pelicans postgame
Marcus Morris was awesome, Jayson Tatum played like a stud, Jaylen Brown recovered from a bad game to crush the 4th quarter... and oh yeah, the TimeLord got big minutes. John Karalis & Sam Packard have it all covered
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 10: Bulls domination & ...
John Karalis & Jay King discuss the Chicago destruction & hand out tacos to the week's best performers. We're also joined by NBA forward & Locked On NBA analyst Trevor Booker to discuss locker rooms, playing with Gordon Hayward, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 7: Knicks postgame
The Celtics got their revenge on the Knicks but it wasn't as easy as the score might make it seem. John Karalis & Sam Packard run through the good and bad after a blowout of the Knicks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 6: MAILBAG TIME!
We opened up the mailbag to discuss playoff paths, Kyrie's ability to lead a champion, Jaylen's shots selection, and contract decision. Plus, John, Jay, and Jam get very Christmasy junk questions
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec. 5: Marcus Smart as the ...
John Karalis & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Marcus Smart's role as emotional leader, how a bench role might help Jaylen Brown, and the latest Markelle Fultz twist
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Dec. 4: With guest James Holas
James Holas (Twitter's @SnottieDrippen) joins the show to discuss Hayward's future role and how it impacts Jaylen Brown, plus we play a game of "what have you done for me lately"
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Dec 3: Hayward's breakout, T...
John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss the ways Boston has tried to get Gordon Hayward going, the adjustments Jayson Tatum has made to his game, & Marcus Smart bringing toughness to the starting unit
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 30: Kyrie's D, Mook's co...
John Karalis takes us inside practice with interviews with Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris. Plus, a conversation with Locked on Cavs host Chris Manning
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 29: Starter Smart vs. Be...
Brad Stevens made the case in practice that Smart has value off the bench. Jay King and John Karalis discuss that before Jay destroys John's attempts a positive ending to the show
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 28: Kyrie REALLY likes t...
Kyrie Irving made a strong statement about starting alongside Marcus Smart. John Karalis & Jay King discuss Kyrie's comments and Terry Rozier saying he wants to get everything he deserves in free agency
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 27: Pelicans postgame
The Celtics came out and finally played like we expected them to... but with a twist! John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss the lineup tweak and the offensive attacking, and then fight about Gordon Hayward. Also, Taco Tuesday awards
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 26: Reacting to Mavs & H...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 23: Inside the Klay Thom...
It's been on year since the infamous Klay Thompson scaffolding interview. John Karalis talks to the New York reporter, Teresa Priolo, who was blissfully unaware at the time that she was interviewing an NBA star.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 23: Knicks Postgame
This was not great. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard react to a brutal loss to the Knicks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 21: Morris sheds some l...
John Karalis & Jay King discuss Marcus Morris' comments on the state of the Celtics (told exclusively to Jay on The Athletic). They also get into Aron Baynes as a starter and Terry Rozier's cryptic tweet
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 20: Hornets postgame
Frustration still abounds in Celtics nation but Brad Stevens saw good things against Charlotte. John Karalis & Sam Packard get into the good and bad and still try to hand out the Taco Tuesday awards
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 19: Questioning Boston'...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 16: SIMPSONS TRIVIA BATTLE!
With the Celtics off and no new news, today's episode features a trivia battle between Simpsons fanatics Robin Lopez of the Bulls & John Karalis, hosted by noted Simpsons fanatic Sam Packard
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 15: Bulls postgame
John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss a blowout win over the Chicago Bulls that saw a bunch of struggling Celtics get back on track.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov 14: Mailbag episode: Trad...
John Karalis & Jay King get into a couple of practice notes before answering your mailbag questions about potential trades & other ways to fix the struggling C's
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 13: Lineup tweaks, maki...
John Karalis & Jay King discuss potential lineup tweaks and whether the Celtics struggles simply boil down to making shots. Also, we hand out our weekly Taco Tuesday awards!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 12: Blazers postgame
The Celtics wrapped a disaster of a road trip with another frustrating loss. John Karalis & Sam Packard react to the deficiencies on both ends and the Jimmy Butler trade
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 9: Suns postgame & Hayw...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov, 8: Rozier's frustration...
Rumors about frustration over roles has begun. John Karalis & Jay King discuss how frustrated Terry Rozier might be as well as Jaylen Brown's big title talk. Plus, Jay really wants to talk about beef.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 7: Unwritten rules and R...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 6: Nuggets postgame
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 5: Shot selection & Tat...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 2: C's bomb away in win...
The Celtics broke a team and nearly a league 3-point shooting record in a tight win over the Bucks. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss that, Kyrie going nuts again, & Brad's explanation of why so many different guys run the point
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 1: Kyrie evolving & Yab...
Kyrie Irving's role is evolving & the Celtics picked up Guerschon Yabusele's option. John Karalis gets into that, a surprise Jaylen Brown injury, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 31: Kyrie helps C's snea...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 30- Theis hurt but C's ...
The Celtics have been clicking on both ends of the floor thanks to Kyrie Irving "being cool" and guys better understanding their roles. John Karalis & Jay King get into that, the surprise Daniel Theis injury, Robert Williams progression, and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 26: C's catch fire, com...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 25: MAILBAG TIME!!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 24: Rozier credits coac...
Terry Rozier has got Brad Stevens' back even after a low-minute game. John Karalis discusses that, Bob Cousy's visit to the team, and Paul Pierce's new vaping venture that raises interesting questions about pain treatment in the NBA
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 23: Celtics lose to Orla...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 22: Bad offense, injurie...
All of the Rainin' J's are here for a tri-pod talking about the Celtics early offensive struggles, Hayward's soreness, Baynes' hamstring, & the Rondo-CP3 fight. Also, Taco Jay's Taco Truck makes its debut
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 19: Crossover show with ...
The Boston Celtics & Toronto Raptors face off in Game 2 of the season. Locked On Raptors host Sean Woodley joins John Karalis in a crossover podcast to preview the game & the season.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 18: More Celtics-76ers...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 18: More Celtics-76ers reaction
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 17: Celtics beat Sixers ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 16: Starters, Philly pr...
John Karalis & Taco Jam Packard get into potential starters if Hayward's minutes are limited, how the opening night game against Philadelphia might go, and awards predictions for the upcoming season
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 15: Making leaps, trash ...
John Karalis (RedsArmy.com, Boston.com) & Jay King (The Athletic) discuss the big strides being made in practice + the mentality challenge the Celtics face. Plus, Tatum trash talks Embiid & the Sox inspire Brad Stevens
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 11: An hour (and some) w...
Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog joins John Karalis (RedsArmy.com, Boston.com) to talk about the nearly decade & a half of blogging, the current Celtics, & what drives us to keep going.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 11: Butler lights up the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 10: Terry Rozier talks...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 10: Terry Rozier talks future
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 9: Smart fined, Stupid S...
Marcus Smart avoided a suspension & Phoenix fired their GM. John Karalis (RedsArmy.com & Boston.com) & Jay King (The Athletic) discuss how Ainge might be tempted by Phoenix's stupidity & Gordon Hayward's rehab documentary
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 8: Smart & Smith go at i...
Marcus Smart & JR Smith got into it again. John Karalis (RedsArmy.com, Boston.com) & Jay King (The Athletic) discuss their history & why this explosion seemed different. Also today: What we learned this preseason.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 5: Kyrie is coming back
Kyrie told a Fan Fest crowd that he plans to re-sign with the Celtics. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the unique timing of the announcement and the potential fallout. Plus: A hilarious Marcus Smart story
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 4: Small lineups, GM Sur...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 3: Brad Stevens "unimpre...
This was not a pretty game, and Brad Stevens let his team know about it. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard discuss that and the few positives in this game, including the Time Lord Robert Williams.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 2: Potent offense, Rozie...
John Karalis & Jay King look into where this Celtics offense might eventually go,where Terry Rozier's minutes might come from, and how Kyrie Irving is only just now happy playing basketball.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: The preseason has begun!!
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 28: Tom Westerholm we...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 28: Tom Westerholm weighs in on Celtics' potential
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 27: Hayward, Ainge, and ...
Hayward was human on a podcast, Danny Ainge explained how hard it is to be a favorite, Mook talked about his bench role and Al Horford talked about being a 5. John Karalis & Sam Packard talked about it all.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 26: Reactions from the f...
The Celtics got out there and ran some 5-on-5. John Karalis & Jay King have reaction to that, Brad Stevens installing a lot on day 1, plus Kyrie and Hayward's health.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 25: Kyrie, Mook, Smart w...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Kyrie & Hayward at full stre...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 20: C's a full go, Butle...
Brad Stevens says camp will open with everyone healthy & TWolves camp might open without Jimmy Butler (what's that mean for Kyrie?) John Karalis, Jay King, & Sam Packard have that AND wild Space Jam 2 takes.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 18: Rumors and Mailbag q...
John Karalis, Jay King & Sam Packard address rumors involving Jimmy Butler & Jamal Crawford before addressing some mailbag questions on shooting, boy scouts, and escape rooms
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 13: Jam vs. the Sport...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 13: Jam vs. the Sports Illustrated player rankings
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 12: Business school, pl...
John Karalis discusses Kyrie Irving taking a business course at Harvard, player rankings, and what Anthony Davis getting a new agent might mean
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep. 11: Bird's arrest, Rozi...
John Karalis of RedsArmy.com & The Athletic's Jay King discuss Jabari Bird's arrest, Terry Rozier's weekend at the Drake concert & Pats game, and KG being bilked out of $77 million
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 7: Ray Allen's Hall o...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 7: Ray Allen's Hall of Fame weekend begins
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sep 5: Brad addresses expect...
Brad Stevens met the media in Boston and made a good point about dealing with high expectations. John Karalis talks about that, the possibility of Jayson Tatum coming off the bench and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 4: Should the Celtics...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 4: Should the Celtics consider trading Terry Rozier?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 31: Ray Allen dredges up...
Ray Allen gave his side of the story, again, about the falling out with his old Celtics teammates. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss that, Gordon Hayward's insistence that "Daddy's Always Happy" becomes a thing
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 29: Kyrie and Hayward ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 29: Kyrie and Hayward are healthy, but what's the downside?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 27 with Guest: Millyz
John Karalis is joined by Millyz, the man behind the awesome Locked On Celtics theme song. We talk about his new album, connections to the Celtics, and terrible NBA jerseys
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug. 23: Final season win tot...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard wrap up their game-by-game predictions and come up with a final win total for the season for the Boston Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 22: Schedule breakdown p...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard are all back and continuing their game-by-game breakdown of the Celtics schedule by going through January and February of 2019.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Aug 21: G League v. NCAA
Will the G-League ever be part of an NBA challenge to the NCAA? John Karalis & Red Claws play by play voice Chris Sedenka discuss how the G-League might someday be part of a college-less development system.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug. 20: G League with Red Cl...
The G League can be more than it is. In part 1 of John Karalis' conversation with Red Claws play by play voice Chris Sedenka, we get into Nader, Yabu, and how teams can benefit with more NBA participation
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 17: A glorious mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 17: A glorious mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug 15: Game-by-game schedule...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard roll through the second quarter of the Celtics schedule to find out just how good the Celtics will be by mid-January
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Aug. 14: Game-by-game schedul...
We are going through the schedule game by game and picking wins and losses for every game! Here's part one of our four-part series from John Karalis, Jay King, & Sam "Jam" Packard. Also.. Gordon Hayward dunked on a guy!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug 9: Some national Celtics...
The NBA unveiled a few of it's big national games and the Celtics will be heavily involved. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard have that & Jam's assorted reaction to things he missed
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Aug. 8: Christmas Day games ...
It looks like we know the Celtics Christmas Day opponent. John Karalis had that and reaction to the notion that Al Horford should come off the bench next season.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 7: Over/unders, Moose ...
Vegas sets the over/under for Celtics wins at 57.5. John Karalis & Jay King disagree about which side to take. Also, is Toronto the right fit for Greg Monroe to be productive? And Terry Rozier reunites with his father.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 1: Guess what? Kyrie w...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 1: Guess what? Kyrie will have suitors
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 30: Kyrie will be ready...
Kyrie Irving says he'll be ready for camp. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the high expectations that brings, and whether Kyrie will be considered the best Celtics by the time the season is done.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 26: G-Time, Sully, Sem...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 26: G-Time, Sully, Semi and Walt Lemon!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 23: Smart's return & Go...
Marcus Smart is back but was it an overpay? John Karalis discusses that and Gordon Hayward's impending return, including why there should be no lingering effects.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 20: Smart's officially...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 20: Smart's officially back
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 19: Smart's impending r...
Marcus Smart is in serious talks for a long-term deal and Kawhi Leonard gets traded to Toronto... coincidence? Not according to John Karalis & Sam Packard.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 17: Smart's options dw...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 17: Smart's options dwindle further
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 13: Jaylen and Kyrie d...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 13: Jaylen and Kyrie do summer league
LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 11: Brad Stevens on Semi...
Brad Stevens showed up at summer league and spoke to the media about a variety of topics including what guys need to do to improve their games, the impact of Aron Baynes coming back, Marcus Smart's free agency and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 9: Summer League & Marcu...
The guys are all in Las Vegas talking about Jabari Bird, Guerschon Yabusele, and Semi Ojeleye and then the Marcus Smart situation. The Rainin J"s are joined by Vice's Michael Pina and The Globe Adam Himmelsbach... it gets a little nuts
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 6: Summer League & Team...
The mailbag is open and John Karalis & Sam Packard answers a bunch of questions about Las Vegas Summer League, free agency, trades... and people get Robert Williams jokes off
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 3: Does a wild day in t...
Golden State signed DeMarcus Cousins and everything got upended. Where does Boston fit in this? What moves could they make? Can they even trade for Anthony Davis now? John Karalis breaks it all down.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 2: Baynes in, LeBron ou...
LeBron James is going to the Lakers, Aron Baynes is returning to Boston, and Draftee Robert Williams is at the airport, we guess? John Karalis & Jay King discuss all of it.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 29: Robert Williams wa...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 29: Robert Williams wants to work hard plus Kawhi talk
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 27- Replacing Larkin, A...
John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard tri-pod about Brad Wanamaker taking Shane Larkin's role on the team, silly awards voting, Gordon Hayward's impending return, and Jam getting a "Kaizen" tattoo in Vegas
LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 25: How quickly can Rob...
Robert Williams has been compared to Clint Capela, so how quickly can he provide anything resembling Capela's production? John Karalis & Jay King discuss
LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's draft Robert Williams
The Boston Cetlics fell into a steal at 27 when A&M big man Robert Williams fell to them at 27. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard get into the pick being posted into existence by weird Celtics Twitter & the general frivolity of the draft
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 20: The Auerbach Cente...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 20: The Auerbach Center is dope
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 18: Kawhi rumors and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 18: Kawhi rumors and more
LOCKED ON CELTICS- June 15: Is Ainge tinkering ...
All the talk around the Celtics is still about Kyrie Irving's extension, free agency, and whether Danny Ainge is actually pursuing LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, or just talking and gauging interest. John Karalis discusses in today's show.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-June 13: Kyrie's extension, r...
Kyrie Irving held a media availability where he talked about not signing an extension with Boston, a redemption year where he's talking title, and his thoughts on the LeBron rumors.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-June 11: Kyrie's flat earth w...
Sopan Deb's recent interview with Kyrie Irving stirred up all the old "flat earth" controversy, thanks to Kyrie's desire to have an extended discussion about it. Deb joins the podcast to discuss the interview.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 8: Draft workouts! Kyr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 8: Draft workouts! Kyrie's future! Summer discussions!
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 7: The LeBron James ch...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 7: The LeBron James chatter mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS-June 6: Rozier on his rise & ...
John Karalis discusses whether Kyrie's is actually injury prone, plus Terry Rozier's New York jaunt that revealed an interesting insight into his relationship with Brad Stevens.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 5: The media game brea...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 5: The media game breakdown
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Money, Rumors, & Burner Acco...
John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard break down the Celtics salary cap situation to help figure out how Marcus Smart's & the Celtics summer will play out. Plus, silly trade rumors & Colangelo's burner accounts.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 1: Sean Grande joins t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 1: Sean Grande joins to talk Twitter beef and Celtics season
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 30 with guest Sean Deveney
Sean Deveney of The Sporting News joins John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) to discuss his report that Boston is interested in moving up in the 2018 NBA draft to select Texas big man Mo Bamba.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 30: Them good problems ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 30: Them good problems to have
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Missed shots end Celtics season
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 25th: The Celtics have t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 25th: The Celtics have thrown the Cavs for a loop
LOCKED ON CELTICS-May 24: C's one win away from...
The Home Celtics beat the Road Cavaliers in the wildest home/road disparity series we've seen. John Karalis & Sam Packard cover it all, and the matchup that could determine if the Celtics can break this trend and close it out in Cleveland
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 23: with The Jump's Rach...
Rachel Nichols, host of ESPN's The Jump, joins John Karalis to talk about the Eastern Conference Finals, working with Paul Pierce, & the rise of women in NBA basketball
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 22: C's drop a frustrati...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 21: So, the Celtics nee...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 21: So, the Celtics need to regroup now (with ESPN's Chris Forsberg"
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 18: Can the Cavs come b...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 18: Can the Cavs come back or nah?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 17: Crossover show with ...
John Karalis and Locked On Cavaliers host Chris Manning get together to discuss the first two games of this series, Ty Lue's coaching, LeBron's D, and how Cleveland is reacting to the potential end of an era.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 16: Celtics take 2-0 lea...
LeBron got cooking early, but his monster triple double wasn't enough as a bunch of Celtics took turns burning the Cavs to take a 2-0 lead. John Karalis and Sam Packard have it all covered.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 15: Is Tristan Thompson...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 15: Is Tristan Thompson a series changer?
Celtics pound Cleveland in Game 1
The Celtics thoroughly destroyed Cleveland in Game 1 of the Conference Finals. John Karalis & Sam Packard look at what's repeatable, LeBron's shockingly poor performance, and whether the Cavs can stop both of Boston's young wings.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 11: Looking ahead at Le...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 11: Looking ahead at LeBron and the Cavs
LOCKED ON CELTICS-May 10: Back to the Conferenc...
It wasn't easy, but the Celtics dispatched the Sixers in Game 5 to win the series 4-1. John Karalis & Sam Packard look at where Philly went wrong, what Boston did right, and how the C's can beat Cleveland
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 9: Countering Philly's a...
The Sixers have added TJ McConnell to the mix and changed how Al Horford is being guarded. John Karalis and Jay King look at how the Celtics will adjust to that. Plus... the beef we so desperately crave.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 8: Celtics Drop Game 4 t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 8: Celtics Drop Game 4 to the Sixers - No Confetti
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 7 - Confetti
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 7 - Confetti
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 4: Celtics come back (ag...
For about 18 minutes or so, the Celtics played some of their worst basketball of the season. Then, down 22, they woke up and stormed back to beat Philadelphia and take a 2-0 series lead. John Karalis and Sam "Jam" Packard have it all.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 3: Smart looking for be...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 3: Smart looking for better feel, Jaylen still doubtful
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 2: What can Celtics car...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 2: What can Celtics carry over into Game 2?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- May 1: Celtics smash Sixers ...
The already shorthanded Celtics were without Jaylen Brown but it didn't matter because they had the right game plan and it worked to perfection. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss it all and how much of it can carry over to Game 2.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 30: Game 7 review & Six...
The Celtics are moving on! John Karalis & "Jam" Packard recap the things that won the Celtics Game 7 against Milwaukee and look ahead to the Conference Semis against Philly and how the C's can take this series from "The Process"
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Bucks force a Game 7
Frustration abounds as the Celtics continue to play into Milwaukee's hands on offense. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard look at what keeps going wrong for the C's offense and their biggest fear going into a Game 7.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 26: SMARF and the mai...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 26: SMARF and the mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 25 - Smart Returns and...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 25 - Smart Returns and the Celtics take Game 5
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 24: Marcus Smart's imp...
Marcus Smart was upgraded to "questionable" on the official injury report, which means he's pretty damn close to returning. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard discuss how this affects the team
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 23: Bucks even series b...
It all boils down to energy, and while Milwaukee had more of it this weekend, we feel good moving forward and going back to Boston. The impending return of Marcus Smart helps. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: 4-20 - The Bucks are Both Do...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: 4-20 - The Bucks are Both Done and Finished, a Game 3 Preview
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 8: Kyrie's message, lin...
Kyrie Irving had a pre-game message for the Celtics before Game 2. John Karalis has more on that, the chess match between coaches going big or small, and potentially trading for Kawhi Leonard.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-April 18: Brown, Rozier lead ...
Jaylen Brown was awesome, Terry Rozier still hasn't turned the ball over, and the Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 lead over the Bucks. John Karalis & Sam "Jam" Packard break it all down
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 17: More Game 1 talk,...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 17: More Game 1 talk, and what adjustments can teams make?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 16: Horford, Tatum lea...
Al Horford was awesome, Jayson Tatum had a monster debut, and that's was only just a small part of what helped the Celtics win game 1 vs. Milwaukee. John Karalis & Sam Packard break it all down
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 13: Celtics-Bucks pre...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 13: Celtics-Bucks preview
LOCKED ON CELTICS- April 12: 55 wins and a date...
The Celtics regular season is over, and John Karalis runs us through a quick final overview of the season, the impending matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, and a quick look at the playoff picture. Also, a LOL at Russell Westbrook.
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.
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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 6: Kyrie's season is ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 6: Kyrie's season is over
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 5: Looks like the No....
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 5: Looks like the No. 2 seed for the Cs
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Having no point gu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Having no point guards isn't great
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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: Dear goodness the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: Dear goodness they did it again
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: The Gordon hit pi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: The Gordon hit piece and Smart's insanity
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 27: Tatum outdoes Jac...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 27: Tatum outdoes Jackson, Cs top Suns
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!
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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 21: Marcus Morris' ga...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 21: Marcus Morris' game-winning 3 ends wild comeback
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Smart comments on...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Smart comments on injury + Nader/Ojeleye talk
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 16: YABU and the rest...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 16: YABU and the rest of the mailbag
LOCKED ON CELTICS-March 15: C's hilariously mak...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 14 - The Celtics Twitt...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 14 - The Celtics Twitter MadnessfromMarch Bracket Selection Show!
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 13 - The Celtics have ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 13 - The Celtics have been decimated by injuries
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 9: Jaylen's fall and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 9: Jaylen's fall and another strong win
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 8: Horford's actually...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 8: Horford's actually good, guys. Plus, a mailbag
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 6: Marcus Smart does ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 6: Marcus Smart does kip-up, Celtics STOMP Bulls
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 5: Celtics-Rockets, b...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 5: What a game
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 2 - The Intellectual C...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 2 - The Intellectual Curiosity of Jaylen Brown
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 28: Kyrie's taking mor...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 28: Kyrie's taking more (bleep) you 3s
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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 23 - Weird Celtics Twit...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 23 - Weird Celtics Twitter with Coley Mick of Barstool Sports
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 22: It's Marcus Smart day
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 22: It's Marcus Smart day
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.
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.
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"
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15 - The Celtics lose a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15 - The Celtics lose again heading into the All-Star Break
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 14 - What's wrong with ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 14 - What's wrong with the Celtics offense?
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 9 - Celtics hold off Wi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 9 - Celtics hold off Wizards in OT 110-104
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 8 - The "This Trade De...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 8 - The "This Trade Deadline has been Not Good" Mailbag
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 6: More trade rumors
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 6: More trade rumors
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 2 - Brad Stevens and th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 2 - Brad Stevens and the Growth Mindset
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?
LOCKED ON CELTICS -- Jan. 31: Kevin Love down, ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS -- Jan. 31: Kevin Love down, Draymond picks Jaylen Brown
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 30. Celtics Escape Denve...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 30. Celtics Escape Denver With Narrow 111-110 Victory Over Nuggets
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 26 - Kyrie's Threat to ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 26 - Kyrie's Threat to Cleveland and the All-Star Draft
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25 - Celtics Snap Losin...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25 - Celtics Snap Losing Streak and the Mysterious Marcus Laceration
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24 - Marcus Smart misse...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24 - Marcus Smart misses buzzer beater as Celtics lose their fourth straight
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
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.
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Which three Celtic...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Which three Celtics would you choose for a locker room fight?
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 16: The church of Kyri...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 16: The church of Kyrie and Brad
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 12: Jaylen Brown and t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 12: Jaylen Brown blows a kiss, leads huge comeback
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Jan. 10: Monster Mailbag: Bab...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: How should Jayson T...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: How should Jayson Tatum factor into ROY race?
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Jan. 8: The season halftime ...
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
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 3: Isaiah's back, and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 3: Isaiah's back, and he looked pretty damn good
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!
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Anthony Davis rumo...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Anthony Davis rumors are back! And more
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: Mailbag time starr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: Mailbag time starring the defensive slippage
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
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: What a disaster
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: What a disaster
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.
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.
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 6: Mailbag on killer m...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 6: Mailbag on killer muscles, player comparisons and predictions
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 4: Offense up, defense...
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: We talkin' bout pr...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: We talkin' bout practice?
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 29: Chris Forsberg add...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 29: Chris Forsberg addresses "Isaiah who?" headline, answers Celtics mailbag questions
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.
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
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.
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.
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
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 21: Kyrie scores 47 po...
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?
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 16: KD's interesting K...
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.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 14: Trap games, Tito, &...
The Celtics are riding a 12 game streak and they're facing Golden State Thursday on TNT, which makes Tuesday's game in Brooklyn a classic trap game. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis discuss
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 13: 12 STRAIGHT WINS!!
The Celtics somehow keep winning, this time thanks to big second half efforts from Marcus Smart, Al Horford, Terry Rozier, and Jayson Tatum. John Karalis and Sam Packard break down the big win over Toronto
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 24 with ...
We celebrate Mike & Tommy's broadcast anniversary with a classic Rainin' J's episode... please enjoy this awesome interview with Mike Gorman!
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 9: Baynes' Balls Big to...
The Celtics ended up extremely short-handed but Aron Baynes stepped up with a career night to help the Celtics survive a sloppy performance on against Lonzo and the Lakers. John Karalis and Sam Packard have it all covered.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 8: Lonzo-Tatum on the way
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 8: Lonzo-Tatum on the way
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov. 7: Tatum, Kyrie get clut...
This wasn't like the other eight wins, but the ninth straight victory was still sweet thanks to heroics from Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, and the prettiest eyes in the NBA.. Al Horford. John Karalis and Sam Packard have the whole thing covered for you
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Nov.6: Team effort seals 8th ...
There was nothing magical about this win in Orlando. The Celtics won a largely ugly game thanks to their usual great defense and all around offensive contributions from a lot of people
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 3: Celtics, Thunder an...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 3: Celtics, Thunder and ... Jenga
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 2: Jaylen nearly perfec...
Jaylen Brown had a nearly perfect night on offense and then Kyrie took over (AND PLAYED HIS BUTT OFF DEFENSIVELY!!) to put the Kings away. John Karalis has that and one amazing statistic that shows how fun this team is.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 1: Okafor and the new ...
Jahlil Okafor and the new DPE possibilities
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 31: Kyrie, Horford, C's...
Kyrie Irving had his best performance as a Celtic, Al Horford was an all around beast, and the entire Celtics team put together a very nice, complete win over the road-weary San Antonio Spurs
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 30: Kyrie, Tatum and t...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard break down Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum and the defense
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 27: Stars step up in wi...
The young guys looked mostly young in Milwaukee, so Kyrie Irving and Al Horford decided to flex their star power to lead the Celtics to a very nice win over Giannis and the Bucks. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 26: Locked On Bucks cros...
John Karalis and Frank Madden of the Locked On Bucks podcast get into Giannis Antetokounmpo's great start, how the Bucks development is similar yet opposite of the Celtics' at the same time, and how Boston is moving forward without Hayward.
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 25: Tatum & Brown shine ...
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum continue their unbelievable start to the season with amazing performances in a blowout of the Knicks. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss that and how Kyrie and Horford became willing subplots.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 24: It's mailbag time
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard answer listener's questions about Kyrie Irving, Jabari Bird and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 23: Philly musings & the...
John Karalis and Sam Packard get together to discuss a few things from the Philly game, what we can expect from the week ahead, and we retire the Mystery Machine to introduce Aron Baynes' Big Australian Boat!
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 20: Early reactions pl...
Kyrie Irving's shooting struggles, the emergence of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum and Chris Paul's revelation that the Celtics intrigued him this summer.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- OCT. 19: C's falter late in ...
The Celtics suffered another tough loss, this time in their home opener, to the Bucks. John Karalis breaks down the bad and the good in this frustrating loss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- OCT 18: Hayward's devastatin...
Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury five minutes into his Celtics debut. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss that, how the team recovered at halftime to nearly steal the game, and who might be asked to step up in Hayward's absence.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 17: It's time for real...
Reaction to Marcus Smart's non-extension and J.R. Smith saying the Celtics are not a big threat to the Cavaliers, plus some predictions for opening night.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 16: Tatum likely to st...
Reactions to Jayson Tatum starting, Marcus Morris' injury, and Celtics-Cavs.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct. 13- with Sopan Deb
NY Times culture reporter and Celtics superfan Sopan Deb joins John Karalis to talk about how he became a Celtics fan growing up in NJ, putting together a Bill Russell documentary, the cross between sports and culture, and a LOT more
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 12: Kyrie, Cs crack Ho...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard break down the Celtics' season finale, gush about how the Celtics have looked so far, and react to some interesting comments by both Isaiah Thomas (who may never talk to Danny Ainge again) and Kyrie Irving (who...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 11: More 76ers musings...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army give some additional thoughts on the latest Celtics-76ers preseason game (Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier!) then get into some comments Ainge delivered to Brian Robb and ESPN's weird ranking which insult...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct 10- C's win preseason ba...
The Celtics and Sixers bench units went at it with most of the starters resting and it was Boston's guys who ran away with the game. John Karalis breaks down the best (Smart's aggressiveness, Rozier's overall game) and the worst (Markelle Fultz's free ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 9: Belated 76ers game ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army give their belated thoughts on the Celtics' preseason win against the 76ers, react to Marcus Morris' confidence (cockiness?) about his new role, and go into a deeply personal subject.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 6: Intrasquad scrimmag...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard draft the Celtics in hopes of finding the best intrasquad scrimmage teams. After that, the two answer mailbag questions about chemistry, Marcus Smart's next contract, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct 5- the GM survey & Leagu...
John Karalis pulls MassLive's Jay King out of bar trivia tonight to go through the annual GM Survey and list their league pass teams.
Enjoy the show! #Celtics #RaininJs
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 4: Smart good with ben...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army give belated reactions to the preseason opener (Daniel Theis! Ball movement! Length!) then discuss all the news of the day, including Marcus Smart embracing his bench role and Jaylen Brown coming aro...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct. 3- Revamped Celtics win...
Finally! The new-look Celtics took to the floor and played some actual basketball. Sam Packard and John Karalis discuss everything that happened from Al-gasms, to over-passing. to the obvious beginning of Daniel Theis' Hall of Fame career!
Enjoy the sh...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 2: Open practice react...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army break down the entertaining, albeit not particularly useful, Boston Celtics open practice, then discuss whether Brad Stevens should name a captain.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 29: Danny Ainge gives...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard take mailbag questions about the depth chart, tag team possibilities, and which Celtics would be the best at other sports, then take on Danny Ainge for his new reason for making the Kyrie Irving trade.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Sept. 28- Horford on playing...
Day 2 of training camp featured a lot of Al Horford talking about his own position (playing the 4 or the 5) and his new rookie teammate Jayson Tatum. RedsArmy.com's John Karalis talks about that and the re-heated debate over Jaylen Brown vs. Marcus Sma...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 27: First day of prac...
MassLive's Jay King and the Boston Sports Journal's Brian Robb react to the first day of Boston Celtics practice and give some thoughts about a young, athletic second unit.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 26: Media day reactions!
MassLive's Jay King, John Karalis from Red's Army and Sam "Jam" Packard give their reactions to all the media day news and information.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Sept 25- It's MEDIA DAY!
Media day is here!! That means basketball is here soon too, so John Karalis and Sam Packard ask each other silly media day questions to prepare.
Enjoy the show! #Celtics #RaininJs
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Sept.22- Hayward on IT & Kyr...
Gordon Hayward released a long blog post about his decision to leave Utah which included a passage on IT that gave us feelings again. Also, Kyrie Irving gushed about Jayson Tatum, Charles Barkley said something stupid about the schedule, and refs get n...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 20: Kyrie hot takes, ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army give all their hot takes about Kyrie Irving's First Take appearance, then react to Jaylen Brown's comments about the team needing time to jell.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Sept. 15- Coaching challenge...
John Karalis and Sam Packard empty out a big mailbag that, among other things, gets into Brad's coaching challenges this season, whether Bradley could have been kept, Celtics boy-band names, and the starting 5 worst players since 2000.
Enjoy the show!
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 12: Pierce warming on...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army react to Paul Pierce and Ray Allen's meeting, Terry Rozier's prediction of early season struggles, and Tyler Zeller's signing with the Brooklyn Nets.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 7: Isaiah's emotional...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard spend most of the podcast reacting to Isaiah Thomas' emotional Players Tribune article about his trade from the Boston Celtics to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Toward the end, the two co-hosts debate how Marcus Smar...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Sept. 5- Finding Kyrie's off...
Now that Kyrie Irving is a Celtic, MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis get together to talk about how he needs to evolve offensively in Boston and how his new teammates can help. Also, in the wake of the Rockets being sold, we wonder if...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - August 31: The Kyrie trade ...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard examine the fallout of the finally-completed Kyrie Irving trade, then answer questions from listeners about questionable team chemistry, the starting lineup, and more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - August 29: The trade stando...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army break down the latest updates in the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade stalemate plus the report that Thomas Robinson worked out for the Celtics.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: August 25- Crossover trade r...
John Karalis and Chris Manning of the Locked On Cavs show get together to dive into what each team is getting from a guy each fan base has spent a lot of time disparaging. Will Kyrie be able to flourish in a free-flowing offense? Can he handle the Bost...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: August 23- the Kyrie-Isaiah ...
Kyrie Irving is a Celtic while the Cavs are adding Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. What a wild day in the NBA and John Karalis and Sam Packard are here to give their reaction.
Enjoy the show! #Celtics #
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Aug. 22- Brad's Ms. Pacman a...
Brad Stevens was on the Chris Mannix podcast talking about his classic Ms. Pacman machine as well as how he'll use a bunch of guys we traditionally know as Small Forwards. John Karalis & Sam Packard talk about that and then figure out how many games th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 17: LeBron James repor...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to the report that LeBron James plans to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in one year, then answer a number of Celtics mailbag questions.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: August 15- Quirky Celtics sc...
The Celtics schedule is out and it's a little on the quirky side thank to that January trip to London. John Karalis looks at how that's lead to a front-loaded schedule and why it could hurt their overall win total.
Enjoy the show! #Celtics #RaininJs
LOCKED ON CELTICS: August 11- Celtics to open t...
The NBA released its opening week national TV schedule as well as its Christmas Day lineup and the Celtics are featured in both. John Karalis and Sam Packard talk about how the C's will usher in the NBA season, play in the perfect Christmas Day slot, a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: August 10- Christmas games, ...
John Karalis and Sam Packard dive into a wild array of topics including Bob Cousy time traveling on his birthday, fixing everyone's weaknesses, last-second scenarios, and going with "Mook" over "Marcus" Morris.
Enjoy the show! #RaininJs #Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 8: Jaylen in Africa, I...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis react to Jaylen Brown's showing in Africa, Isaiah Thomas' appearance at Patriots practice and the latest news on Kyrie Irving -- former Cavaliers GM David Griffin's comments that suggest the Celtics are...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: August 2- Counting Ringzzz, ...
Michael Jordan said Kobe Bryant is better than LeBron because RINGZZZZ so that must mean Bill Russell is twice as good as anyone, right? John Karalis and Sam Packard get into that... and... a junk drawer full of IT slander, combat muscle, and melees. ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - August 1: KG trade's 10-yea...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army reflect on the Kevin Garnett trade 10 years after it happened; react to Jared Sullinger's continued fight with weight issues; and Jay goes on a rant against straw men in support of Isaiah Thomas.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 28- Mailbag on integrat...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis get into a slew of mailbag questions including the Gordon Hayward fit, contracts for Isaiah and Smart, Jayson Tatum's future, Brad's place in the league and a whole lot more.
Enjoy the show! #RaininJs...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 27: No surgery for Tho...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army break down the news that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery and have a (one-sided) debate about whether the Celtics should target Kyrie Irving.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 24: How could Kyrie Ir...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard break down how Kyrie Irving's trade request could shake up the Eastern Conference -- whether the Cleveland Cavaliers fulfill the request or not.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 21- Monster mailbag fea...
RedsArmy's John Karalis dives into a mailbag to answer questions about lineups, potential trades, what if's, and invading someone's dreams. A July full of your questions gets answered in this show.
Enjoy! #RaininJs #Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 19: Brian Scalabrine o...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by guest Brian Scalabrine to discuss a list of topics, including Kevin Garnett (and his craziness), Jason Kidd, Paul Pierce, the '08 championship, Scalabrine's mentality as a player, and the time Scalabrine ran a 4:45 mile...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 18: Where does Paul Pi...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army react to the news that Paul Pierce signed a contract to retire with the Celtics, then debate where Pierce falls among the franchise's all-time list.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 17- Just how good are t...
While we're all excited about the potential for this team, what does the rest of the NBA think? Locked On Wizards host Ben Standig, who authored an article on this for Fanrag Sports, joins John Karalis to give an outside perspective on how the Celtics ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 14: Ante Zizic with an...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard debate whether Ante Zizic has shown much during the past three games, then talk about the strangeness of Avery Bradley's introductory press conference with the Detroit Pistons.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 12- Tatum, The Future, ...
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor joins the Vegas podcast with John Karalis and Sam Packard for a wide-ranging discussion on Tatum, how Danny Ainge built a contender for now and later, and the wild potential for an Anthony Davis trade or John Wall departure ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 10- C's are done making...
The Celtics have signed Aron Baynes... finalizing their moves for the offseason. Jay King, Sam Packard, and John Karalis get together at Summer League to discuss what the moves means, who'll start, and some summer league stuff.
Enjoy the show! #Rainin...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 8: Avery Bradley trade...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard give an emergency podcast to react to the Boston Celtics' trade of Avery Bradley and a second-round pick for Marcus Morris.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 7: Tatum vs. Mitchell ...
MassLive's Jay King goes solo to break down the Jayson Tatum-Donovan Mitchell matchup, react to the latest trade rumors and analyze Kelly Olynyk's departure to the Miami Heat.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 6- Clearing the way for...
All of a sudden the Utah Jazz have decided they'd be open to a sign and trade for Gordon Hayward. John Karalis and Sam Packard get into whether that makes sense, and they get an assist from network founder David Locke (and a car full of some of podcast...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 5: Gordon Hayward agre...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by 98.5 The Sports Hub's Brian Robb, who also runs CelticsHub, to break down the Gordon Hayward acquisition and what could come next for the Celtics.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: July 4- Jayson Tatum hit a g...
Jayson Tatum did something cool in his Celtics "debut" hitting a game-winner against the "Philadelphia 76'ers" and Markelle Fultz. It was fun to watch, but Jay King and John Karalis kept cool heads in reacting to his, and Jaylen Brown's, good performan...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 1: Instant reaction to...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to the stunning news of the Indiana Pacers trading Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, rather than the Boston Celtics.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 30: More rumors! Kelly...
MassLive's Jay King, Sam "Jam" Packard and John Karalis from Red's Army do a three-man podcast about the latest Celtics rumors, the official summer league roster, and news Kelly Olynyk has been extended a qualifying offer.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 29- How Boston's affect...
Chris Paul was shockingly traded to the Rockets, which could have a huge impact on Gordon Hayward's decision to stay in the West, the bidding war for Paul George, and what Blake Griffin decides to do in free agency. John Karalis goes solo with that, Is...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 28- The pursuit of Paul...
So apparently Danny Ainge is going after Gordon Hayward AND Paul George? That's not gonna be easy, but John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard are here to break it all down for you. Plus, Avery Bradley got screwed, Bill Russell is awesome, and ANTE ZIZ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 26: Jayson Tatum react...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard share more reaction to the Jayson Tatum pick and break down some of the latest trade rumors.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 23- C's draft Tatum as ...
The Boston Celtics selected Jayson Tatum with the third overall pick on a draft night that was overshadowed by the Jimmy Butler trade to Minnesota and the rumors Boston was close to trading for Paul George. Sam Packard and John Karalis discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 22- the Celtics-Lakers ...
There is no greater rivalry than the Celtics and the Lakers. With ESPN's recent special on this rivalry, we got one of the OG Lakers bloggers Chris Manning to come on to talk about our favorite moments and a lot of current events... like how Phil Jacks...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 21: Recapping the craz...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard recap one of the weirdest days in NBA history, which included interesting trades, blockbuster rumors, and a whole lot of things that could impact the Celtics path.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 20: Sam Vecenie breaks...
MassLive's Jay King picks draft expert Sam Vecenie's brain about the Celtics big risk of trading the No. 1 pick, and who the team could/should target now with the third overall selection.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 19- Making sense of tra...
Danny Ainge did what we thought was unthinkable... he traded away the top pick and the chance to draft Markelle Fultz. So... what was he thinking? John Karalis and Jay King discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 16- Deciphering the non...
Another day, another person who has an opinion that ISN'T Ainge drafting Markelle Fultz. So how much stock should we actually put into all these rumors? MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis discuss.
Enjoy the show! #Celtics #RaininJs
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 15: A Blake Griffin ru...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard compare Blake Griffin and Gordon Hayward as possible free-agent targets and break down some NBA draft news.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 14- Decoding Danny Ainge
Danny Ainge made some very interesting comments regarding the Golden State Warriors and building a team in this era of Dubs dominance. John Karalis, Jay King, and Sam Packard all join up to discuss.
Enjoy the show! #Celtics #RaininJs
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 12- So what if the Celt...
Despite the knowledge that most free agents stay with their teams, many Celtics fans have come to a place where "sign Gordon Hayward" is something that's inevitable. So... what if they don't? What's the plan? John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 9: PLEASE stop the unr...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army lash out at the epidemic of unrealistic fake trade proposals that spread around the internet like mad.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 7: Markelle Fultz's vi...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to Markelle Fultz's visit to Boston, which included a trip to TD Garden and photos with the championship banners and Larry Bird's likeness. After that, King and Packard dig into a mailbag from listeners.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 6: The Kevin Durant fa...
Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors didn't just set up what has been a noncompetitive playoffs. It has also shaken the landscape for all teams, like the Boston Celtics, with title aspirations. MassLive's Jay King and John Kar...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 5- Pre-draft workouts &...
The Celtics are bringing in a bunch of guys for pre-draft workouts, including Markelle Fultz. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis discuss that and we put together our unbeatable 3-on-3 teams.
Enjoy the show! #RaininJs #Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS - June 2: Jay's media game ri...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army discuss how ridiculous Jay was while actually getting mad at one of his teammates for drilling a game-winning shot. They continue to discuss some of the Celtics' injury issues throughout the playoffs.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: June 1- Playing coy w/the #1...
While the obvious move might seem to be drafting Markelle Fultz, Danny Ainge isn't exactly making that a given, so RedsArmy's John Karalis & MassLive's Jay King look into some other possibilities Ainge might consider (hello, Philly). Also, is Danilo Ga...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 31: Fultz, Isaiah and J...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army discuss some of the chatter about whether the Celtics should trade Isaiah Thomas, news that Markelle Fultz wants to go No. 1 to Boston, and a story about Jaylen Brown.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 26 - An ugly end to a gr...
There's no sugar coating how overmatched the Celtics were in this series, but there's no doubting this season was an absolute success. Sam Packard and John Karalis wrap up the season with a quick look at the game, what we witnessed this season, and a ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 25: @dangercart breaks ...
MassLive’s Jay King chats with guest Ryan Bernardoni aka @dangercart, an expert on the Celtics’ cap situation and what they could do in the future. Bernardoni breaks down offseason options from the No. 1 pick, to potential trades, to the contract situa...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 24- C's give us hope in ...
The Boston Celtics gave us hope for one half of Game 4. The Cavaliers spent the other tearing that hope into pieces in front of our faces. We're running out of ideas, but Sam Packard and John Karalis have a couple for you.
Enjoy the show ! #Celtics #...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 23: Chris Forsberg refl...
MassLive’s Jay King is joined by ESPN’s Chris Forsberg to offer more reaction to the stunning Game 3, what to expect from Game 4, and Marcus Smart’s new motto: “Let it flow and let it show.” They reflect on Smart’s huge game, wonder why LeBron James ha...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 22: Celtics stun Cavs i...
Sam "Jam" Packard goes solo to break down the Celtics' stunning Game 3 win against the Cavaliers.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 19: TNT's Mike Fratello...
MassLive's Jay King chats with guest Mike Fratello from TNT who breaks down the Eastern Conference Finals, analyzes Brad Stevens' coaching, and gives input on Boston's future.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 18- C's get beaten back ...
After 7 games played at Washington Wizards speed, the Celtics were forced to play at Cleveland Cavaliers speed and it did not go well. John Karalis and Sam Packard get into the beatdown and a few things the Celtics could do better going into Game 2.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 17: Celtics win the dra...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army react to the Celtics winning the NBA Draft lottery and the No. 1 overall pick. Near the end of the podcast, they also dive into the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals series against LeBron James and th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 16- On to the Conference...
The Celtics survived a Game 7 against a tough Wizards team thanks to Kelly Olynyk going bonkers, Marcus Smart's shooting (whaaa?) and some heroics from the usual suspects. Above all, this is a time to celebrate. Why don't you celebrate with us?
LOCKED ON CELTICS - MAY 15: How important is ho...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army debate their keys for Game 7, react to Al Horford's excitement about playing a deciding game in TD Garden, and blast the referees for letting a second fall off the clock before the Celtics' final pos...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 13- C's lose Game 6 but ...
The Boston Celtics had a definite chance to win Game 6 in Washington but they didn't. It's OK though because John Karalis and Sam Packard both feel really good about Game 7.
Enjoy the show! #RaininJs #Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 12: Getting the Wizards...
MassLive's Jay King recorded a crossover episode with Ben Standing of Locked on Wizards who gives the Washington perspective of the Game 5 blowout and what to expect moving forward.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 11: C's 1 win away from ...
The Boston Celtics are a win away from the conference finals, but they have a lot of work left after a big Game 5 win. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss
LOCKED ON CELTICS - MAY 9: Isaiah Thomas being ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army discuss how the Wizards have limited Isaiah Thomas, how Draymond Green called out Kelly Olynyk as a "dirty" player, and something Paul Pierce said about his future (yes, future) with the Celtics.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 8- Why do these killer r...
Once again the Boston Celtics were doomed by a huge Wizards run that turned a 5-point Celtics lead into a blowout loss. Why do these things keep happening? And what do the Celtics need to do to fix this? Sam Packard and John Karalis discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 5- Having fun with a not...
OK so we'll just acknowledge that 99% of this game sucked. But a few interesting things happened. RedsArmy.com's John Karalis & Sam Packard talk about those few things, including the Kelly on Kelly crime that has people crying "dirty" over something th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 4: Isaiah Thomas' new m...
MassLive’s Jay King and Ben Standig of Locked on Wizards record a crossover episode about Isaiah Thomas’ big night, what both teams need to do the rest of the series, and how Washington can try to minimize the damage of its bad bench. King also reacts ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 3: Isaiah's amazing nigh...
On what would have been his sister's 23rd birthday, Isaiah Thomas came out and gave a performance for the ages in her honor. His efforts carried the Celtics to a huge comeback win in overtime, and put the Wizards in a 2-0 hole. John Karalis & Sam Packa...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - May 2: Smart's strange deci...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army react to the noise about Al Horford's foul on Markieff Morris, Marcus Smart's admission that he asked to come out of Game 1, and Isaiah Thomas' dental work. Jay also breaks down his 1-on-1 game with Br...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: May 1- Celtics take a wild G...
Well that was a wild Game 1, wasn't it? The Celtics stormed back from a 16-0 start, hit a ton of 3's, and took a 1-0 series lead. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis talk about all the awesome performances, interesting coaching decision...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 29- Celtics-Wizards se...
The Celtics and Wizards are getting ready for what should be an exciting series. John Karalis & Sam Packard break it down and look at what the Celtics need to do to win.
Enjoy the show! #RaininJs #Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 29: Celtics take down...
MassLive's Jay King reacts to the Celtics' final win over the Bulls and looks ahead to the second round during a crossover episode with the Locked on Bulls podcast.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 27- C's ride Horford t...
Al Horford was one of a few Celtics who stepped up in the face of a tough shooting night for most of the team. Sam Packard and John Karalis talk about Big Al's big night, all the other guys who stepped up, and how Jimmy Butler had a tough game at the w...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - APRIL 26: Smart is about th...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to Marcus Smart's "about that life" response, then say "about that life" so many times they are no longer about that "about that life" life. King and Packard also declare Rajon Rondo will likely come back...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 25: Hoiberg picked th...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis offer reactions to Fred Hoiberg's comments on Isaiah Thomas, Jimmy Butler's comments on Marcus Smart, and the news that Isaiah Canaan is likely to start Game 5 for the Bulls. King and Karalis also break...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Isaiah to the rescue as C's ...
The Celtics did what they had to do... going into Chicago and winning two games to even up the series and reclaim home court advantage. Isaiah was freakin' amazing (again) and Gerald Green made Brad Steven look like a genius (again). Plus, Fred Hoiberg...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 22: Celtics take Game...
MassLive's Jay King has a crossover episode with the guys from Locked on Bulls to react to Boston's Game 3 win and Rajon Rondo's broken right thumb.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - APRIL 20: Tim Bontemps brea...
MassLive’s Jay King is joined by the Washington Post’s Tim Bontemps to discuss the Boston Celtics’ direction as well as their first two playoff games.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 19- C's in trouble aft...
There's no denying that the Boston Celtics are in trouble after an embarrassing Game 2 loss to Chicago. John Karalis and Sam Packard get into why the team might look so lost, and how just getting back to simple basketball basics will go a long way in b...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 18- Avery's special re...
Isaiah Thomas is planning on being with the Celtics for Games 2 and 3 of this series as he continues to mourn the loss of his sister. While the Celtics find themselves in a tough spot when it comes to supporting Isaiah, Avery Bradley explains in today'...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 17- C's drop Game 1 to...
On a very tough night for Isaiah Thomas and the rest of the team, the Boston Celtics suffered through their usual struggles in a disappointing Game 1 loss to the Chicago Bulls. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss what went wrong, what went right, and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 14: Celtics-Bulls pr...
MassLive's Jay King and Sean Highkin of The Athletic and Locked on Bulls break down the first-round series between Boston and Chicago.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 13- Boston locks up th...
The Boston Celtics have ended the regular season as the top seed in the East (and with the 4th best record in the NBA). RedsArmy.com's John Karalis and Sam Packard reflect on the long, weird season that was 2016-17 and get into a special full-season My...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 12: The perfect brack...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to all the good fortune the Celtics have experienced over the last few days. They are now set up almost perfectly to claim the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and avoid the Cleveland Cavaliers and To...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 11- Celtics win twice!!
The Boston Celtics came up with two big wins tonight, beating the Nets at home, and then watching the Heat beat the Cavs to give the Celtics sole possession of the top seed with one game to play. John Karalis is here to talk about that, some nice devel...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Figuring it out & still pur...
The Boston Celtics aren't a finished product but they are figuring things out and some how STILL in th mix for a top seed. That's because, as John Karalis says, the Cavaliers are being stupid about the end of their season. Also: what it takes to call t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 7- C's fall flat for 2...
This was supposed to be a bounce-back game for the Boston Celtics, but it wasn't very bouncy. Is this something to worry about or just a tough stretch at a bad time? John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss.
Enjoy the show! #RaininJs #Celtics
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 6- Celtics get smoked ...
This highly anticipated battle for the top seed was close for a quarter, then a story we have seen before unfolded in a second quarter rout. Is Brad Stevens holding back or is he just out of ideas? And when will Marcus Smart get back to playing the rig...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: April 5- Crowder's injury & ...
Jae Crowder's elbow is still mysteriously hurt and it might cost him the Cleveland game. The Cavs, meanwhile, seem to be taking that game rather seriously. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis get into why Cleveland might pas up an obvio...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 4: Guerschon Yabusele...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard break down Guerschon Yabusele's first two games in the D-League and choose this week's Mystery Machine.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - April 3: Crowder's injury, ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army react to the Celtics-Knicks blowout, Jae Crowder's elbow injury and ESPN's 2016 re-draft, and have conversation about Coach of the Year candidates.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 30: A rough loss to t...
Sam "Jam" Packard goes solo in a podcast reacting to Boston's 103-100 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 29: @cwmwrites breaks...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by Chris Manning of Locked on Cavs for a crossover episode to discuss the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers have struggled lately, but how deep are the issues -- and how concerned should the defending ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 28: Possible playoff ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army break down possible playoff scenarios and the numbers behind them based on ESPN's BPI. They also discuss 2-for-1 situations and return one more time to Devin Booker's 70-point outing.
Locked On Celtics: March 27-FIRST PLACE!
The Boston Celtics have climbed into a "virtual tie" with the Cleveland Cavaliers for first... and they have more wins than anyone in the conference after tonight's win over Miami. But... we do have some issues. Are we being nit-picky or is this legit?...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 24: @Millyz chats Cel...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by special guest Millyz, a Celtics fan, podcast intro god, and local rapper on the rise. The two have a fun chat about the Celtics, Millyz' fandom, and Millyz' rise in music.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 23- Is Brad tipping hi...
The Celtics beat Indiana in a game they sort of controlled most of the way. John Karalis & Sam Packard discuss some of the usual things to love about this game (Horford playing his best ball, Kelly stepping up, Isaiah being Isaiah) and some things to h...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 22: The starting line...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard the great break down the success of the Celtics starting lineup, which has outscored opponents by about 20 points per 100 possessions since the All-Star break.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: C's beat Wizards, tighten gr...
The Boston Celtics stepped up when needed with some strong defense and widespread offensive contribution to beat the Washington Wizards and damn near put a lock on (get it?) the 2nd seed. John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss the game and how the schedu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 20: Isaiah Thomas' ab...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of RedsArmy.com discuss an underwhelming weekend from the Celtics, who slogged through a win against the Brooklyn Nets and a collapse against the Philadelphia 76ers without star Isaiah Thomas. The two hosts also rea...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 17 Mailbag: Wildcard K...
After a little discussion about why resting NBA players is OK and that older observers slamming practice are missing a huge point, Sam Packard and John Karalis dove into a wild mailbag. Topics of discussion: Kelly Olynyk as a playoff wildcard, Lonzo Ba...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 16- C's pull away... i...
The Celtics seem to be slowly figuring things out now. They played a really good second half against Minnesota to put the suddenly tough TWolves away. Are the Celtics finally putting it all together? Is Al Horford's big game a sign of cohesion after a ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 15: Guerschon Yabusel...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard chat about Celtics draft picks Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic; dive through some lineup combinations; and debate about some possible playoff matchups.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 13- C's trounce Bulls ...
The Boston Celtics just demolished the Chicago Bulls, so this is a perfect opportunity to wonder if the Bulls should have made the move to trade Jimmy Butler to Boston or if they're better off pursuing a free agent this summer. MassLive's Jay King & Re...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 10: Michael Pina brea...
MassLive's Jay King and Bleacher Report's Michael Pina break down the entertaining Celtics-Warriors game.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 9: Danny talks to IT &...
Danny Ainge made late comments about Isaiah Thomas that should put this to bed, but does serve as some pointed criticism of his point guard. RedsArmy co-founders John Karalis and Chuck McKenney discuss Thomas' relatively new leadership role and also an...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 8- Isaiah criticizes S...
So Isaiah Thomas has once again expressed some frustration with the coaching after a tough loss. Is this just another case of a frustrated star venting after a tough loss or something bigger? Neither MassLive's Jay King or RedsArmy.com's John Karalis a...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 7: Kevin O'Connor on ...
MassLive's Jay King chats with the Ringer's Kevin O'Connor about Jaylen Brown's development, the top five or six draft prospects, and David Griffin's belief at the trade deadline that the Celtics might land Paul George and Jimmy Butler.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 6: Karma (or just bad ...
The Celtics didn't deserve to win this game but they had it in hand. A couple of missed free throws and the worst turnover you'll ever see later, Phoenix is celebrating one of the most improbable wins you'll see. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - March 3: Jaylen Brown, Bran...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by Anthony Irwin of Locked on Lakers to preview Celtics-Lakers. They also discuss the rookie seasons of Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram, and look at the looming Paul George situation.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 2- C's beat Cavs in am...
Wow. What a game! The Celtics beat the Cavs in a very playoff-like game that saw Boston play exactly how they needed to after some disappointing efforts. Sam Packard and John Karalis get into all the things that went right (and a few things that went w...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: March 1- Talking Cavs, Bogut...
Chris Manning from Locked On Cavs joins the show for a crossover episode that starts with some Andrew Bogut talk and progresses into how the two franchises are building their teams and how the Celtics can beat the Cavs Wednesday night on ESPN. Good stu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb 28- Ugly loss prompts ev...
The Boston Celtics were pretty terrible for a lot of their game against the Hawks. While John Karalis and Sam Packard tried to make sense of it all, they also tried to make sense of some horrible takes on the recent struggles. Good thing Jaylen Brown i...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb 27- Helping Isaiah & Rip...
Rip Hamilton is STILL talking (seriously dude, we get it) but the Celtics are still trying to figure out how to make sure Isaiah Thomas get some help in 4th quarters. In this episode, Sam Packard & John Karalis discuss Al Horford's aggression, Smart's ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 24- the (no) trade dead...
Everyone was watching to see what the Celtics were going to do, and they did... nothing. Was that the right move? MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis break it all down with some help from MassLive's Tom Westerholm. Here's a hint: breathe, i...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 23: Paul George rumors...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to all the trade deadline chatter.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 22- Butler, George, Dru...
The trade deadline is hours away and the Boston Celtics are implicated in a few big pieces of speculation. Will they be in on Jimmy Butler, Paul George, or Andre Drummond? Should they be? MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis discuss.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 20: DeMarcus Cousins h...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army unleash an emergency midday podcast to share their reactions to the stunning DeMarcus Cousins trade.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 20: DeMarcus Cousins r...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard rant about the All-Star Game, rave about Brad Stevens' pregame introduction, and discuss who the Celtics should prefer in a trade: DeMarcus Cousins, Jimmy Butler or Paul George.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 17: Controversial fini...
MassLive’s Jay King does a crossover podcast with Locked on Bulls after a controversial finish in Celtics-Bulls. They talk about Marcus Smart’s (possibly phantom?) foul on Jimmy Butler, plus debate the chances Butler could end up with the Celtics in a ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb 16- Marcus Smart joins L...
Marcus Smart got to join an exclusive club after the Celtics beat Philly... the "things only Larry Bird has done in Celtics history" club. John Karalis and Sam Packard dive into the latest awesome night for Smart, how Kelly Olynyk has suddenly rounded ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb. 15- How the Ibaka trad...
The East got a big shakeup today as the Toronto Raptors fortified their frontcourt by acquiring Serge Ibaka while the Cleveland Cavaliers saw theirs take a big hit with an injury to Kevin Love. John Karalis of RedsArmy.com and MassLive.com's Jay King d...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 14: Can the Celtics wi...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army react to the Boston Celtics latest win, a 111-98 victory against the Dallas Mavericks. Afterward, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said the Celtics have a chance to win the Eastern Conference. King and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb 13 - Monday Mailbag: tr...
John Karalis & Sam Packard dive into the mailbag to give their opinion on all the potential deals the Celtics might be considering, trades they may want to consider, and other trades that might be traded because sure why not?
Also, potential draftees ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 10: Smart, Thomas lead...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard react to the Boston Celtics' impressive comeback victory against the Portland Trail Blazers and react to a recent report that the Celtics will try to pry Jimmy Butler or Paul George away from their current team...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 9: An ugly, ugly mess ...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss a gross loss to the Sacramento Kings, which kicked off the Boston Celtics' four-game road trip. Because talking about the game was not fun, the guys also joked about whether the Celtics should acquire C...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Feb 8 Trading for a big... a...
The trade deadline is fast approaching, and with a report that the Celtics are kicking the tires on big men, MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis get into what types of trades they might be looking at and how likely they are. One of thos...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Feb. 7: Paul Pierce's incre...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army rehash a magical day in Boston sports with Paul Pierce's last game at TD Garden -- and memorable last minute-shot -- and the Patriots' wild comeback.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb 3: Sean Grande on IT's b...
Celtics radio voice Sean Grande joins the show for a spectacular, wide-ranging discussion on the Celtics. Among the topics...
- Isaiah Thomas doing stuff we've NEVER seen before, how he's basically a human YouTube video, and how his size is actually...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Feb. 2: IT is freakin' magic...
Well, Isaiah Thomas did it again, which just has John Karalis and Sam Packard in pure gush-mode, but he didn't do it alone. Let's just say some words were eaten after a huge win over Toronto... which puts Boston in the exact spot everyone would have si...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 31- IT the hero (again)...
Isaiah Thomas had another amazing 4th quarter to bail the Celtics out against Detroit. The fact that he continues to have massive 4th quarters is amazing... but so too is the fact that the Celtics are outscored consistently when he's out there doing it...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 30- Addressing all the ...
Starting with Carmelo Anthony and working on down, John Karalis & Sam Packard get into a lot of the recent trade rumors involving the Celtics. What would we give up for Jimmy Butler? Is targeting a Vucevic or Nurkic-type a better option? Should they ev...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 27: Rajon Rondo compli...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard marvel at Rajon Rondo's Instagram post, which torched Chicago Bulls teammates Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler to the ground; react to Isaiah Thomas making the All-Star team; and give their picks for this week's My...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 26- Huge C's win makes e...
The Celtics bounced back in a huge way by finally doing some of the little things they had abandoned in their recent rough stretch (and maybe with a little help from "Angry Brad"). Guys like Jae Crowder and Al Horford stepped up, but it's not all great...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 25- Frustration abounds...
The Boston Celtics are currently a very frustrating team. That frustration boiled over for Marcus Smart on the bench at the end of the loss to Washington. Frustration hit us all as Al Horford, et. al. struggled defensively and on the glass. And John Ka...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 24- Diving into the Red...
Maine Red Claws play-by-play man Chris Sedenka joins the show to talk about the really good seasons being had by Abdel Nader and Demetrius Jackson, why Jordan Mickey is a D-League stud but less productive in the NBA, and we dive into what the D-League...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 23: The Jabari Parker ...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army take questions from listeners dealing with everything from trade talks to a weird question about whether they would prefer five Isaiah Thomas-sized LeBron Jameses or one LeBron James-sized Isaiah Tho...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 20: The Ringer's Kevin...
The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor joins MassLive's Jay King to break down the top prospects in the upcoming NBA Draft, plus Boston Celtics draft-and-stash big man Ante Zizic.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 19- Bench & Brad come u...
The Boston Celtics suffered an embarrassing loss to the Knicks in which the bench, and Brad Stevens' insistence on playing them for extended minutes over a long stretch of the second quarter, cost them dearly. Is this what happens when there's no super...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 18: Carmelo Anthony tr...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of RedsArmy.com react to the New York Post's idea of trading Carmelo Anthony to the Boston Celtics, then hand out Celtics midseason superlatives.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 17- IT does it AGAIN, b...
How many times are we going to spend time on a podcast gushing about Isaiah Thomas' 4th quarter heroics? I guess for as long as he keeps dropping 17 point 4th quarters! But that's not all we talk about. Kelly Olynyk is playing well enough to consider s...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan 16- IT the MVP candidate...
Isaiah Thomas has been awesome... but how awesome? Has he been great enough to jump into the MVP discussion? MassLive's Jay King & Red's Army's John Karalis disagree on this. Plus: Kelly Olynyk has the worst luck and Atlanta has the worst fans.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 13: A look into the Ce...
MassLive's Jay King and ESPN's Chris Forsberg describe parts of the Boston Celtics locker room scene and what it's like to deal with the players on a nightly basis.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 12- Isaiah shines in th...
Yeah, it was against the Wizards, but the Celtics got a nice bounce-back win... thanks to another monster 4th quarter by Isaiah Thomas. Sam Packard and John Karalis look at how the C's calmed down in this game to hold off the Wizards down the stretch.....
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 11- Boston's just not a...
The Boston Celtics, without Avery Bradley, looked like they were cruising to a win against the Raptors. But then DeMar DeRozan went DeNuts in the 2nd half and late in the 4th quarter and the Celtics looked like they panicked a bit. In the end, it was ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Jan. 10 - a Raptors preview ...
The Celtics are getting ready to take on the Raptors, and they'll have to do it without Avery Bradley. What does that mean for the game? John Karalis and Sam Packard discuss that, the possibility of Brad Stevens coaching the All Star East squad... and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 9: Marcus Smart's prog...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army discuss Marcus Smart's big night against the New Orleans Pelicans (and his nice couple of weeks), the Celtics recent defensive slippage, and pick five players who deserve a ride on the Mystery Machin...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 6: Isaiah Thomas off t...
Adam Kaufman, a radio personality for 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ News Radio, has floated an idea recently that the Boston Celtics should consider bringing Isaiah Thomas off the bench. MassLive's Jay King invited Kaufman on to debate the idea on Twitte...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Jan. 5: Jae Crowder's Twitt...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army react to Jae Crowder's Twitter outburst over Boston Celtics fans cheering Gordon Hayward, then discuss all the reasons for the Celtics' booming offense.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: January 4- Healthy C's keep ...
We're back from our holiday break to celebrate a big win over the Utah Jazz and their elite defense. John Karalis and Sam Packard talk about the big things the Celtics are now doing that could begin their separation from the pack. Plus, January could b...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec 26- A special "They won ...
While you sipped egg nog (or whatever other beverage of your choice) The Celtics were beating the Knicks in New York, and both John Karalis and Jay King were there to take it all in. So they guys got together for a special Christmas Day show that is he...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 23: King of the Fourth...
MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis from Red's Army discuss the Boston Celtics' latest win, during which Isaiah Thomas scored 14 points over the final six minutes to hold off an Indiana Pacers charge. The co-hosts debate one good lineup, one bad lineu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec 22- Eric Pincus explains...
The league and the players have agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement, which will change how Danny Ainge approaches building the Boston Celtics moving forward. In this show, BasketballInsiders.com capologist Eric Pincus joins RedsArmy.com's J...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec. 21- FINALLY... a signat...
For 24 minutes, it looked pretty bleak, but then Isaiah Thomas came through with one of the most amazing halves of basketball you'll ever see to give the Celtics a signature win. But as MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy.com's John Karalis note, Isaiah g...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 20: Are the Celtics wh...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard debate whether the Celtics are becoming who we thought they'd be at the beginning of the season. Meanwhile, the Nerlens Noel saga is worsening in Philadelphia, prompting the guys to discuss whether they'd acqui...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec. 19- Horford steps up am...
The Boston Celtics won a road game by 10... so that's a very positive thing. However, Isaiah Thomas got a weird ejection and the even weirder "unnatural acts" rule showed and irked us (even though it went in Boston's favor). We loved Al Horford's perfo...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 16: Should the Celtics...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam Packard go into the mailbag to answer questions from listeners, including one about whether the Boston Celtics should target PJ Tucker on the trade market. Other topics include Marcus Smart posing for 3-pointers, Evan Turner...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 15: The Celtics got Sp...
In a shorter-than-usual episode, MassLive's Jay King breaks down the Celtics loss to the Spurs from the San Antonio airport.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec. 14- Spurs Preview & Hor...
The Celtics are in San Antonio and while it might seem like a tough matchup on paper, the Celtics might have a shot. Why? Because Locked On Spurs host Jeff Garcia joins RedsArmy.com's John Karalis to explain why this isn't a lock for the Spurs. Also, ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 13: A deep dive into M...
MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard go deep into a breakdown of Marcus Smart's development -- the areas he has progressed, the areas he has stalled, and his (occasionally imperfect) fit on the Boston Celtics roster. The guys also discuss Jaylen B...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 12: Another top oppone...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by the Norman Transcript's Fred Katz to discuss the Boston Celtics' latest collapse, a 99-96 loss to Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 9: Sam Vecenie breaks ...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by guest Sam Vecenie, an NBA Draft expert for the Sporting News. Vecenie breaks down the 2017 draft class, which he believes has a number of All-Star caliber prospects. Vecenie gives a scouting report on No. 1 pick Markell...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Finally! A blowout to gush a...
Hey! The Boston Celtics played a team they should have beaten handily AND THEY DID IT!! There is very little negative to discuss after a 30 point win. Avery Bradley did amazing things... Jaylen Brown tried to kill a guy... and the Celtics just all aro...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 7: Jonas Jerebko's Sar...
Sam Packard had great seats at the Celtics-76ers game and saw Jonas Jerebko's (very frustrated) reaction to getting crossed over by Dario Saric. Packard and MassLive's Jay King discuss that, KG's reality show pitch, Isaiah Thomas' injury, and the lates...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec. 6- C's lose a heartbrea...
The Celtics didn't just have a chance to beat the Rockets at home, they had a few, and all of them in the last minute of the game. But Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford missed easy looks and the Celtics let one slip away. RedsArmy's John Karalis and MassLiv...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Dec. 5: So, what are the Ce...
Almost one-fourth of the way through the regular season, MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of RedsArmy.com debate what exactly the Celtics are -- and what they might become. The two co-hosts also wonder about the "in-syncness" (whatever that means) ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec. 2 Mailbag show: IT's fi...
We dipped into another mailbag to end the week, with RedsArmy.com's John Karalis handling the podcast duties alone this time. Among the questions... IT's fire (and his defensive ability), MORE trade talk, the C's D, and some horrible failures at coming...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Dec 1- The wrong guys are sh...
The Celtics dropped a very frustrating game to the Detroit Pistons and part of the reaction from Red's Army's John Karalis and Sam Packard is that the wrong guys were shooting the ball. One solution: switching Kelly Olynyk's and Marcus Smart's brains...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 30: Al Horford seeing ...
Thanks to Mike Felger, Al Horford staying with his family after the birth of his daughter became a thing. MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss the stupidity of it all, then Jae Crowder's claim that Erik Spoelstra wanted the Heat to take ad...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 29- redefining "clutch"...
There was very little redeeming about the Celtics win in Miami, but MassLive's Jay King & Red's Army's John Karalis have found a couple of worthy topics. First... the Hack-A-Smart strategy came out of nowhere, and was a very surprising thing to see. Se...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 28: Defending Isaiah T...
The Boston Celtics are healthy again after a 3-1 week that ended with an entertaining, albeit unsuccessful, game against the San Antonio Spurs. On this episode, MassLive's Jay King is joined by Dan Greenberg from Barstool Sports who explains why he def...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 23: The Kelly Olynyk a...
The Boston Celtics have an off day with the Brooklyn Nets coming up, so MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of Red's Army took the opportunity to answer some of their listener's questions.
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LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 22- This is a confusing...
Once again, the Boston Celtics both sucked and were awesome within the same game. Once again, big guys killed them... and once again, a certain few players were disappointing. But, they managed to pull another game out, which is a big positive as Brad ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 21: Al Horford is back...
With two Boston Celtics games over the weekend – including a matchup against the mighty Warriors, plus Al Horford’s triumphant return – MassLive’s Jay King and John Karalis of Red’s Army have plenty to talk about. They lead with Horford’s do-it-all ret...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 18- Brad & Belichick, W...
Brad Steven is a little different this year, and MassLive's Jay King finally admits that Red's Army's John Karalis was right about it... and it has a connection to Bill Belichick. The guys also get into the Warriors game, Klay Thompson drinking beer du...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 17- Where we gush about...
The Celtics looked dead for almost 30 minutes after a blistering start to the game. We had planned on lamenting another missed opportunity for the Celtics to get a win against a struggling team. Then Isaiah Thomas went off in one of the best 4th quarte...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 16: Al Horford's vague...
Al Horford has already missed seven straight games with a concussion, and could miss an eighth Wednesday. So, what's going on? And why won't he talk about it? In other news, Isaiah Thomas has put together a ridiculous start to the season. MassLive's Ja...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 15- More frustration.. ...
Well, the Celtics suffered yet another embarrassing, frustrating loss... this time against the Pelicans. And while RedsArmy.com's John Karalis expresses a lot of the frustrations fans must be feeling, MassLive's Jay King tries to keep things a bit more...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 14: Wins are nice and ...
At least against the New York Knicks and Paul George-less Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics have fought off their defensive issues to scrape together two consecutive wins. MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard discuss Kelly Olynyk's impact, James ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 11: Missing Evan Turne...
The Boston Celtics are in a bad place, losers of three straight games. MassLive's Jay King and Sam "Jam" Packard debate what's gone wrong, including the defense, the rebounding, and a young bench that hasn't quite learned how to make an impact. Isaiah ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 10- WILL SOMEONE PLEASE...
The Celtics got their doors blown off (again) because someone got hot (again) and they couldn't do anything defensively (again) and they gave up a ton of rebounds and second chance points (again). So RedsArmy.com's John Karalis and Sam Packard have a s...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 9- The need to get heal...
The Celtics need their injuries to heal, that's for sure. John Karalis joins "The Pulse Maine" to talk about the impact injuries are having, how Isaiah Thomas is leading the team, and potential lineup changes in the short term that might get the Celtic...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 8: Offense great, defe...
In a huge surprise, the Boston Celtics currently own the NBA's No. 2 offense but can't get any stops. MassLive's Jay King and John Karalis of RedsArmy.com debate what's real and what isn't from the first six games, then react to the news that a riot br...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Nov. 7: Is there anything to...
The Celtics got smacked pretty good by the Denver Nuggets, so John Karalis and Sam Packard wonder if there's anything at all to learn from a game like this? Whose fault is it when there no effort like this? And will it cost some guys minutes?
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 4- Brown impresses in u...
Jaylen Brown was given a baptism by fire when he was asked to start against LeBron James and the defending champs, but this kid did alright! He had an impressive debut as a starter, even though there was some stuff he could have done better. Isaiah Tho...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Nov. 3 - Celtics beat Bulls,...
The Celtics lost Jae Crowder to a sprained ankle but got an AMAZING 3rd quarter out Amir Johnson (4-4 FROM 3!!) to build up a huge lead over Chicago and they held on after blowing that lead to beat the Bulls. John Karalis of RedsArmy.com and Sam Packar...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 2: Guest Ryan Bernardo...
MassLive’s Jay King is joined by guest Ryan Bernardoni (aka @dangercart) from Celtics Hub to chat about how possible CBA changes might impact the Boston Celtics. Bernardoni thinks some possible changes could hurt the Celtics – and maybe even force them...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Nov. 1: Marcus Smart's back!
Marcus Smart is coming back from an ankle injury and the Boston Celtics decided not to pick up the fourth-year option for James Young. MassLive's Jay King and Sam Packard discuss both of those news items, then pick five guys for this week's installment...
LOCKED ON CELTICS: Oct. 31: A lotta Avery Bradl...
Avery Bradley has opened the season on a tear, so John Karalis of RedsArmy.com & Jay King of MassLive get into what's made him so effective so far this season. We also get into why the Celtics defense isn't elite (and why that's a little deceptive righ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 28: The first loss
The Celtics have lost for the first time, thanks largely to their rebounding. MassLive's Jay King joins the Locked on Bulls guys to discuss the game, including a scuffle between Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler, plus the damage Chicago did to Boston inside...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct. 27: Season Opener postga...
The Celtics are BACK!! And Sam Packard joins Red's Army's John Karalis to run down the good, the bad, and the ugly from a near collapse against the Brooklyn Nets. Jae Crowder had a quietly awesome game, Al Horford had a quietly Al Horford Game, and Jay...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 26: Prediction time an...
On the eve of the regular season, MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam "Jam" Packard debate some predictions for the Boston Celtics and elsewhere in the NBA. In the final segment, King and Packard compare Celtics players to characters from The Wire. Why?...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 25: The final roster s...
In the first ever three-host Locked on Celtics podcast, MassLive's Jay King, Red's Army's John Karalis and WEEI's Sam Packard all reacted to the news that James Young has beaten out RJ Hunter for the final roster spot. The guys also take Twitter questi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Oct 24: How many games will t...
After a quick update on Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk's injuries, MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis get into a new round of win projections for the league and the Celtics. The numbers say one thing, but we think it's wrong, and we'll ex...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 21: State of the Celti...
The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps joins the show to discuss the state of the Celtics, from his ranking for the team's defense (very high), to his interesting thoughts on All-Star Isaiah Thomas, to how much Al Horford might help, and what else Boston s...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- PRESEASON IS OVER let's hand...
The preseason is (mercifully) over... so it's time to hand out some preseason awards. Thanks to you all on Twitter, we have a few to hand out. On top of that, we look at some of the final lessons learned this preseason. RedsArmy.com's John Karalis and ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 19: Another day, anoth...
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard discuss Isaiah Thomas' comments about a star player (guess who) from another team; the race for the last roster spot; and the fashion scene from the Boston Celtics Shamrock Gala on Tuesday night.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct 18: The Chaotic 5, Targe...
The Boston Celtics played their next-to-last preseason game against a very bad Nets team in a game that taught us nothing new about the lineups or any other storyline. So RedsArmy's John Karalis and Sam Packard get into the Celtics' so-called "chaotic ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 17: Preseason takeaway...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis discuss the major takeaways from the Boston Celtics' first five preseason games: Al Horford's impact, the backup point guard responsibilities for Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier, and Jaylen Brown's potent...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 14: Jaylen's pass, Jere...
The Celtics pulled out a preseason win thanks to a wild finish highlighted by Jaylen Brown's ambitious behind the back bounce pass to a streaking Jordan Mickey for the go-ahead dunk. That play has us pretty excited, as does Jonas Jerebko's overall play...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 13: Guest Ryan Bernard...
MassLive's Jay King and guest Ryan Bernardoni (aka @dangercart) of CelticsHub discuss the Gordon Hayward rumor, Gerald Green's place on the Boston Celtics, and the side effects of a crowded roster.
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 12: Stevens, Horford ta...
Al Horford is already playing well enough to make a few of us giddy, but that doesn't mean he isn't still trying to figure himself and his teammates out. In today's show, you'll hear from Al Horford on his frontcourt mate Amir Johnson, as well as Brad ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Oct. 11: Rozier needs to jus...
One of the biggest question marks this season is whether Terry Rozier can handle being the primary backup to Isaiah Thomas. And if he can't, is Marcus Smart up for the job. We hear from Celtics Head Coach Brad Stevens and Swingman Jae Crowder on what t...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 10: More preseason rea...
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard react to the latest preseason game against the Charlotte Hornets, which served as Gerald Green's debut. The co-hosts chat about where Green might fit in, what the Celtics should do with him, and how much wing ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- October 7: Horford, Bradley ...
Boston came out slow but figured things out in a big way in the second half. Al Horford is making a huge impact, Avery Bradley may be piggy-backing on that to make a huge impact on his own, and maybe the second unit is figuring things out. Of course th...
LOCKED ON CELTICS – Oct. 6: More preseason bask...
MassLive’s Jay King and WEEI’s Sam Packard go back over some of the takeaways from the Boston Celtics preseason opener, including: Al Horford’s impact, Jaylen Brown’s first impression and the second-unit backcourt’s uneven showing. Afterward, the two c...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- October 5: BASKETBALL IS BAC...
The preseason is finally here and while the Celtics actually lost their game to the Philadelphia 76'ers, the parts where the Celtics starters actually played was pretty damn good. We already <3 Al Horford, and his impact is pretty evident, Avery Bradle...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Oct. 4: Jaylen Brown's play...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis chat about the latest Boston Celtics news, including Jaylen Brown's ambitious new goal (to become as loved as David Ortiz), Jae Crowder's player comparison for Brown, and Guerschon Yabusele's preseason ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- October 3: Rozier is awesome...
The latest awesome Locked On Celtics podcast looks at how awesome Terry Rozier is playing. Mass Live's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis also look at Marcus Smart's awesome new shooting stroke, Al Horford's awesome fit with this team, and Jaylen B...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 30: Marcus Smart's ne...
The Boston Celtics have gone through three days of training camp and it's time for some early overreacting. MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard chat about Marcus Smart's new shooting form, Terry Rozier's alleged improvements and then pick five p...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 29: Jaylen Brown's le...
Returns on the first few practices are in, and there's actual basketball stuff to discuss. MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis talk about some notes from the Celtics' second day of training camp, including: how the team will bring Jaylen ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 28: Day 1 of practice
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard react to all the news that came out of the Boston Celtics' first practice.
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LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sept. 27: THE CELTICS ARE BA...
Media day has arrived, and there's a lot to talk about after the hours long grind of every single player giving interviews at the same time. MassLive's Jay King and RedsArmy's John Karalis get into Isaiah Thomas' nutrition, Al Horford's embrace of Bost...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sept. 26: Celtics fantasy pr...
RedsArmy.com's John Karalis... who was originally against the Kevin Garnett trade... has a few words to add about KG now that he's officially retiring. Plus, John shares a couple of clips from his Locked on Fantasy Celtics preview explaining why Kelly ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 23: Al Horford's fit,...
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard break down the Boston Celtics frontcourt rotation: what it should look like, what each player will bring, and everything else.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 22: Kevin Garnett tal...
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam "Jam" Packard react to the news that Kevin Garnett is reportedly talking buyout with the Minnesota Timberwolves and could retire before the coming season.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- Sept. 21: The SF's... so wha...
Our week of position-by-position looks at the Celtics takes us to the Small Forwards. We know what Jae Crowder is, but can he take a step forward? MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis get into the things he needs to do to take a step forwa...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 20: Avery Bradley's i...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis analyze the Boston Celtics' shooting guard situation. They break down Avery Bradley's improvements, Marcus Smart's potential role change, Terry Rozier's possible playing time, and what to expect from Ge...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 19: The Point Guard S...
We've been talking a lot about the team but this week we're taking a deep dive into each position, starting with the point guards. Yes, Isaiah Thomas is THE main guy for the Celtics, but that doesn't mean the PG situation is set. The loss of Evan Turne...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 16: Are the Celtics s...
MassLive's Jay King and NBC's Dan Feldman have a crossover podcast to debate where the Celtics and Pistons stand in the Eastern Conference. Will the Celtics rule the conference post-LeBron James? What role will Jaylen Brown play? And how will Jonas Jer...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 15: Story time with B...
MassLive's Jay King is joined by Boston Celtics play-by-play guy Sean Grande, who shares plenty of stories from his career, including the tale of how he decided on his call for the final moments of the 2008 NBA Finals. Grande also revealed his favorite...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 14: Isaiah Thomas' pl...
MassLive’s Jay King and Red’s Army’s John Karalis shovel praise on Isaiah Thomas for giving Boston Celtics tickets to a 14-year-old boy, then wonder whether Thomas deserves better than the No. 45 player ranking he received from Sports Illustrated. ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 13: Crossover season ...
MassLive's Jay King joins Fear the Sword's Chris Manning for a crossover episode that discusses the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. The two discuss what the best- and worst-case scenarios look like for each team, and a number of additional stor...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 12: Allen Iverson's H...
MassLive's Jay King and WEEI's Sam Packard discuss the Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement, especially Allen Iverson's unique speech -- which revealed a lot of his personality, as well as his emotions. Other topics include Jaylen Brown's trainer sayin...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 8: CelticsBlog memori...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis welcome guest Jeff Clark, the godfather of all Boston Celtics blogs (or the blogfather, if you will). Clark reminisces about Mark Blount, the early days of NBA blogging, and some of his favorite memorie...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 6: Jaylen Brown's new...
MassLive’s Jay King and WEEI’s Sam Packard play a game about the Boston Celtics’ ESPN insider player profiles, which were released this weekend; discuss Jaylen Brown’s newest workout partner, Jimmy Butler; and answer a number of listeners’ questions, i...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Sept. 1: Jaylen Brown the N...
MassLive's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis dive into a smorgasbord of Boston Celtics offseason topics, including the NBA's rookie survey (Jaylen Brown was voted the most athletic rookie), Isaiah Thomas' visit with the Seattle Seahawks, the fence...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 30: Avery Bradley didn...
MassLive.com's Jay King and Red's Army's John Karalis chat about a number of Boston Celtics topics, including...
1. Avery Bradley's desire for the Celtics to field a top-two defense
2. Bradley's admission that he did not want to put much recruiting...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- August 25: Great projections...
Sam (who shall heretofore be known as "Jam") Packard joins the show as our new fill-in co-host to discuss the new projections suggesting the Celtics will have the 4th best record in the, RJ Hunter's motivation to avoid getting cut, and the lesson Terry...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-August 22: What is loyalty?
Loyalty is a huge thing for fans, but what is it, really? Why are fans so loyal to the team but it seems like players might not be? Was Danny Ainge disloyal when he traded Paul Pierce away or just doing what was best? Was Mitch Kupchak being loyal when...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 18: Mailbag featuring ...
With news still far too silent, John and Jay hit the mailbag (again) to discuss a slew of topics, including the Mt. Rushmore of best Celtics ever; a prediction of which current Celtics player is most likely to have his number retired; a debate of the g...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 16: Boston Celtics fut...
After Jay appears on the Locked on Thunder podcast to chat about the Celtics' future and Olympics hoops, he and Fred Katz make fun of sports writers with a new segment called "Real Tweet/Fake Tweet."
LOCKED ON CELTICS-August 11: The new schedule &...
The new Celtics (and NBA schedule is out), and John & Jay discuss some of the key dates on the calendar. In addition to some games to keep an eye on, we get into some of the great cities to visit on the road, and a great basketball pilgrimage.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 9: Mailbag featuring J...
The Boston Celtics are deep into their offseason, but Jay and John still received a bundle of mailbag questions, including ones about Jaylen Brown's potential, Ray Allen's possible fit, and the worst-case scenario over the next five years. Other topics...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- August 4: Maine Red Claws he...
Maine Red Claws head coach Scott Morrison joins the show from Los Angeles, where he took a break from working out Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart to talk to us about a wide variety of topics. Among them: His journey from the Canadian college ranks to the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Aug. 2: Mailbag featuring M...
While unloading a mailbag, Jay and John ranked their Mount Rushmore of Celtics trades, slotted where Terry Rozier would go in a re-draft, picked teams for a theoretical intrasquad scrimmage, and answered a while lot of other Celtics questions.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 29: Doc Rivers squashe...
The Boston Celtics have been linked to Blake Griffin in trade rumors, but Doc Rivers squashed that chatter during an appearance on The Vertical podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski. Rivers also said the Clippers plan to let Paul Pierce sign with the Celtics...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 28: Celtics as challenge...
The Celtics tied up some loose ends and made a bunch of well-known agreements official, so John and Jay discuss how those signings affect potential trades moving forward. Also, the Rainin' J's analyze some analysis from SI's Rob Mahoney, who joined the...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 27: Mailbag about dept...
Jay and John are back with another mailbag to discuss everything the listeners want: Jaylen Brown's role, Gerald Green's impact, the best Celtics regular season game ever, and (of course) trade rumors, among other topics.
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LOCKED ON CELTICS-July26: Larry Sanders trollin...
Larry Sanders is an interesting guy, and as he apparently contemplates a comeback, he's having some fun at our expense by posting Twitter polls about which team could use him more. Jay and John pass some late July time discussing what he's doing and wh...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 25: Gerald Green, futu...
The Boston Celtics had a busy weekend, agreeing to sign Gerald Green, Tyler Zeller, Demetrius Jackson and Ben Bentil. The team would still like to find a big trade, of course, but could be just about done until training camp. Guest Ryan Bernardoni (ak...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 22: Crowder's comments ...
Jae Crowder is NOT happy with Kevin Durant's decision to go to Golden State, and boy did he let us know about it. That's the front-and-center topic today as John solos the show while Jay does a TV spot. Also discussed: The need for Kelly Olynyk to step...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 21: Mailbag about trad...
Jay and John unwrap the mailbag to answer questions about possible Boston Celtics trade partners, the likely starting five, and a whole lot more.
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 20: Discussing Russell...
Russell Westbrook's situation stands to be one of the most fascinating of the next couple of months. He could sign an extension to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He could refuse to sign one and force the team to consider the trade market. The Thu...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 19: Hawks' perspective...
For some perspective on how Al Horford will change the Boston Celtics, Jay talked to Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops and the Locked on Hawks podcast. The two also chatted about Atlanta's strange offseason which included trading Jeff Teague and signing ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 18: Summer league supe...
The Boston Celtics didn't have a great summer league, but Terry Rozier was great, Jaylen Brown showed off his potential and Guerschon Yabusele left a good first impression on fans. John and Jay hand out superlatives to everyone on the roster with at le...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 15: Blake Griffin rumo...
The Locked on Celtics podcast welcomes the Sporting News' Sean Deveney to discuss his report Boston could target Blake Griffin in a trade. After Jay and John react to the interview, they also bring in Fox Sports' DJ Foster -- who also runs the Locked o...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 14: Russell Westbrook ...
Russell Westbrook might be on the trade market and the Boston Celtics would be obvious suitors if that happens. Summer league action continued, and despite another Boston loss, both Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown had nice games. Jay and John discuss it ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-July 12: Brad Stevens on sign...
Brad Stevens talked to the media this week and touched on a few different subjects. As Jay flies back from Vegas, John walks us through Brad's comments on getting Al Horford, pitching Kevin Durant, losing Jared Sullinger, where Jaylen Brown is right no...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 11: Jared Sullinger le...
MassLive.com's Tom Westerholm joins Jay to discuss Jared Sullinger's one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. The two also chatted about Jaylen Brown's summer league to date, which has showcased his potential but also how far he still needs to climb to ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS-Jul 10: End of the Sullinger era
The Jared Sullinger era is coming to an end in Boston. This is a bit surprising considering the timing, but the Celtics have their reasons. So, what's next for Boston and Sullinger? What will the Celtics do, if anything, moving forward? And where might...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 9: NBA coach weighs in...
In this podcast, Jay and John share an audio clip from an anonymous NBA coach reacting to the Boston Celtics' Al Horford signing. They also discuss Horford's introductory press conference and a little trade speculation circulating the internet.
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 7: SUMMER LEAGUE CHAMPS...
THE BOSTON CELTICS WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP... at the Utah Jazz summer league [party hat emoji]. But it was an impressive few games for Terry Rozier, who is separating himself and making strong case to be in the regular season rotation. Not making that ca...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 6: Boston's next moves ...
There are a lot of moving parts to the offseason and the Celtics have a chance to get in on a lot of the. Today, John joined The Pulse Maine to talk a bit about what moves Boston should make and good summer league impressions. Then, the Globe's Chad Fi...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 5: Summer league day 2...
Terry Rozier, Guerschon Yabusele and James Young all had solid performances Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics toppled the Utah Jazz in summer league action. Jay King is joined by guest Brian Robb of CelticsHub and 98.5 The Sports Hub to discuss the s...
LOCKED ON CELTICS- July 4: Summer League reacti...
The Boston Celtics, sorta, are back on the floor playing basketball, kinda, and so the #RaininJs got together to talk about what happened on the floor. Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, and RJ Hunter did some good things. James Young did not. We talk about ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 4: Kevin Durant signs ...
Jay King and John Karalis give their immediate reaction to Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors, thereby forming a mega-team in the Bay Area. The Boston Celtics had hoped to sign Durant, but now must move on without him, as Jo...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 3: Jay talks Al Horfor...
The Boston Celtics have reached an agreement to sign Al Horford. They are in the mix for superstar Kevin Durant. It's an exciting time for Celtics fans, as Jay King discussed during a radio appearance on the CBS Sports Network.
LOCKED ON CELTICS: IMMEDIATE REACTION July 2 - ...
Al Horford has agreed to sign a maximum contract with the Boston Celtics, giving Jay and John plenty to discuss in the #LockedonCeltics #RaininJs podcast.
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LOCKED ON CELTICS - July 1: A whole LOT of Al H...
Day 1 of Free Agency has almost concluded and the #RaininJs are feeling REALLY good about the chances to sign Al Horford, especially since the news John was waiting for broke in the middle of the show. How does this affect the pursuit of Kevin Durant? ...
LOCKED ON CELTICS - Free Agency Opening Hour Lo...
Jay King is joined by Locked on Magic, Locked on Jazz, Locked on Pelicans, Locked on Thunder as the opening hour of free agency happens
Locked On Celtics Ep. 45: Dwight Howard rumors!
The Celtics are talking to Dwight Howard now, and everyone is in a tizzy, so the #RaininJs are talking about what the Celtics are really doing here and how it affects their prime free agency target, Kevin Durant. Is the Dwight chase real? Is Al Horford...
Locked on Celtics Ep. 44 - Kevin Durant pitches...
With the Boston Celtics a couple of days away from free agency, the #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs chatted about a bunch of ways they would try pitching Kevin Durant, and other goals the Celtics should have this summer.
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Locked on Celtics Ep. 43: Kevin Durant free age...
The Boston Celtics are one of six teams reportedly scheduled for a free agency meeting with Kevin Durant. A few days before the official recruiting can begin, the #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs invited Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript and #LockedOnThunde...
Locked on Celtics Ep. 42: Free agency primer
After the draft, the Boston Celtics can twist their focus to free agency -- and the trade market, too. Jay King and John Karalis discuss the summer ahead in the latest episode of #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs.
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Locked on Celtics Ep. 41: Jimmy Butler rumors w...
For the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler rumors have floated around since the trade deadline, and were renewed recently before the draft.
The #LockedOnCeltics #RaininJs welcomed Sean Highkin, who covers the Bulls for Bleacher Report a...
Locked On Celtics Ep. 40: The draft reaction show
So... that happened.
The Boston Celtics were dared to make all of their draft picks and they did... making 6 picks and combining two of their second rounders into a future first.
Yes, it was underwhelming, especially after ALLLLL those rumors leadin...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 39
It's our last pre-draft show and we're narrowing our choices for the third pick down just like the Celtics are. What's our dream scenario? Who do we wish would drop to 16? And what if we could package some picks and get into the top 10 a second time? A...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 38
The Celtics are working out every basketball player under the sun to figure out who to draft, and no one can come to a consensus on who that third pick will be. We discuss that, whether the team should draft based on need vs. best player available, and...
Rainin J's Ep. 37: Draft Preview with Kevin O'C...
The NBA draft is about a month away and the Celtics have a 8 picks to play with. So... what do they do with them all? We brought in NBA draft expert Kevin O'Connor to get his take on who to take at 3, 16, and 23. We also re-draft the draft that hasn't ...
Rainin' J's Ep. 36: The Draft Lottery show
So the Celtics are picking 3rd... that's not a bad thing. John and Jay go through what the Celtics can do with that third pick, basically running through every scenario they, and you (through Twitter) could think of. Trade? Make the pick? Something els...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 35: The ...
Instead of previewing a Game 7 against the Hawks, John and Jay are reviewing the Boston Celtics 2015-2016 season. Was it a success? And what happens now? Who should stay? Who should go? Who would we give up in a trade?
There's a lot to get to, and ...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 34: The ...
Well, we've been here before... the Celtics are coming out of a shellacking in Atlanta and coming home to Boston and that crazy Garden crowd. What do they need to do to win Game 6? What can they do to get Isaiah Thomas free? Can Kelly Olynyk or Jae Cro...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 33: The ...
When things get weird, the Celtics get good, and the Celtics got good at the right time in Game 4... which means they now basically have a best of 3 series against the Hawks.
Can they win one on the road? Will Marcus Smart continue any level of what ...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 32: The ...
Oh my how things have changed since the Celtics returned to Boston. Brad Stevens is a genius again, Isaiah Thomas is awesome again, and Marcus Smart is Marcus Smarting all over the place (that involves a lot, and Jay loves it all).
So the Celtics n...
Rainin J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 31: The G...
The guys channel the Celtics and get off to a painfully slow start before launching into full-blown consternation over the early mistakes the Celtics have been making.
So what adjustments need to be made, and can it all really be as simple as "just ...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 30: Game...
Avery Bradley is hurt and will miss Game 2.
Kelly Olynyk is hurt and might miss Game 2.
Jae Crowder is hurt but he's playing in Game 2.
It all seems like a recipe for disaster, but there is hope for the Celtics if they can just keep their heads in ...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Ep. 29: The ...
The Boston Celtics got themselves into a little bit of a mess by falling into a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks, but that doesn't mean this is an impossible series. In fact, it should be a pretty tough one for both teams. And while John and Jay see this...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 28
The Celtics quest for the third seed is probably over, which means the focus is now on preserving home court and winning that 4th seed by beating Charlotte and Miami to end the season.
John and Jay talk about Isaiah Thomas' struggles against Atlant...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Episode 27
John and Jay react to the Boston Celtics ending the Golden State Warriors home winning streak. Among the topics discussed: Isaiah Thomas' insane third quarter (and continuation of his amazing post-All Star play), Avery Bradley's amazing defense, Evan...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 26 with ...
NBA Hall of Famer and original member of the Big 3 Robert Parish joins the show this week for an amazing conversation. Among the topics covered:
That time he almost fought Michael Jordan..
Getting 2 hours of sleep on back-to-back games because the...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 25
Recorded fresh off a win that snapped a 4-game losing streak, John and Jay discuss how the Jae Crowder injury doesn't just hurt the team because he's good, but also because of where in the season it fell.
Also a problem for Boston... Marcus Smart'...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 23 with ...
It's a bonus edition of the Rainin' J's Podcast as ESPN NBA Analyst Tim Legler joins John for a quick discussion about the Celtics, how attractive they are to free agents, what culture means in this world of analytics, and why Brad Stevens deserves his...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 22
The Paul Pierce & Antoine Walker of podcasting (you'll get it when you listen) return after a tough loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss whether this loss is a hint of playoff troubles to come. Yes, the Celtics did just have a big win streak, and...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Ep. 21 with ...
Sean Deveney of The Sporting News joins the show this week to discuss some of the things the Celtics were trying to accomplish at the trade deadline and what they might accomplish moving forward. We look at the team's more long-term goals, as well as s...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 20
The "third third" of the Celtics season is now underway and it didn't look great for them in Utah. John and Jay look at how good the Jazz are, how badly the Celtics miss Kelly Olynyk, and whether Jordan Mickey should be getting more of a chance in the ...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 19
John and Jay get together for a little bonus podcast immediately after the All Star Game. Jay immediately launches into an anti-All Star rant though we both agree All Star Saturday was pretty cool.
From there, it's all about the trade deadline and w...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 18
The guys are flat out gushing over an amazing overtime win over Paul Pierce, Doc Rivers, and the LA Clippers. Isaiah Thomas won a duel over Chris Paul, Brad Stevens flipped out on the sidelines, and Jared Sullinger quietly had an awesome game. John eve...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 17
Fresh off a buzzer-beating win in Cleveland, John and Jay break down the amazing comeback and how the Celtics were able to score five points in less than five seconds. Tyler Zeller has been rescued from the end of the bench, Evan Turner continues to pl...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Episode 16
The Celtics are on a nice 5-game winning streak and John and Jay are enjoying the defense behind this stretch of success. Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley (and Jae Crowder) are making life hell for opposing back courts... so much so that opponents are ev...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast episode 15
The Celtics are starting to take shape, and John and Jay kick things off talking about how the rotations are finally following some sort of pattern. Kelly Olynyk is hot, Jerebko is playing better, and the offense is starting to click. And since the sea...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics Podcast Episode 14
Jay and John return this week to talk about the Celtics continued ups and downs... especially those of Kelly Olynyk who can either be really, really good, or really, really bad. Still, it seems like he's part of a much more solid rotation, and we discu...
Rainin' J's Boston Celtics podcast Episode 13
So... here we are, struggling to figure out what's wrong with the Boston Celtics after they've lost 4 out of 5 games. How much do Isaiah Thomas' struggles impact the offense? Do they really miss Avery Bradley THAT much? And what can Danny Ainge REALLY ...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 12
John and Jay spend most of this show trying to figure out just what the hell is going on with the Celtics and their struggles against bad teams. Guys are trying to take blame all over the place, as is Brad Stevens, but how much of this really is the co...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 11
Scrap everything we said last week, because this past week saw the Celtics get progressively worse over their three games... all losses. Kelly Olynyk is frustrating. So is Avery Bradley (which might be unfair), and David Lee is a net negative across th...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 10
This show can be boiled down to one simple theme.... these guys are pretty good.
We get into the epic game against Golden State, including how awesome Avery Bradley's defense has been. Plus, the very good problem of how to fit Marcus Smart into this...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 9
John and Jay discuss an interesting week for the Celtics. David Lee (or for some reason, John calls him Derrick) and his desire for more minutes is an instant hot topic (and fodder for one of John's rants). Also, is Avery Bradley on more than just a ho...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 8
John and Jay return with John instantly complaining about Evan Turner and the 76'ers "process." Plus, the wide-ranging impact of Marcus Smart's injury, angry Brad Stevens, Amir Johnson's ankles, Rajon Rondo, and answers to your Twitter questions. Oh a...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 7
John & Jay look back on what was really a very good week for the Boston Celtics. They currently boast the best defense in the league and a re-tooled starting lineup. We discuss the evolution of the rotations, and how they seem set now. We hand out our ...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 6
It was a pretty successful week for the #BostonCeltics. John and Jay talk about the defense (4th in the NBA!) that drove two high-quality wins, including how Amir Johnson could be a game-changer for the #Celtics. We get a little reality check on RJ "Sm...
Rainin' J's Episode 5
John and Jay see some hope in all the lineup changes. Believe it or not, the future rotations are starting to take shape... and they may not include David Lee. What should the new starting line up be (and should it include Isaiah Thomas), plus answers...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 4
John and Jay talk about the first two games of the Celtics season, why Brad Stevens decided to use Evan Turner so much against Toronto. Plus, the fascinating big man rotation gets even wilder with Jared Sullinger's re-emergence, Avery Bradley's place o...
Rainin J's Podcast Episode 3
Jay and John are back after a disgusting end to the preseason with a look at what's been surprising going into the season. Plus, we answer your Twitter questions about the rotation, the rookies, and which teams we should be looking at if Boston might b...
Rainin' J's Podcast Episode 2
Jay and John discuss the past week for the Boston Celtics, which includes a lot of RJ Hunter love. Plus we answer your questions about who'll finish games, whether Isaiah Thomas should start, and how long Jared Sullinger will be here. Plus, we beg Brad...
Raining J's Podcast Episode 1
John Karalis & Jay King discuss what went well and not so well after the first two preseason games. Is Jared Sullinger out of the rotation? Is Kelly Olynyk ready to make the leap. Is Marcus Smart the new James Harden (no, we're not crazy, but it did co...