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

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

    Jaylen Brown is an All Star, Kelly Olynyk trade rumors, Bill Russell documentary interview

    Jaylen Brown is an All Star, Kelly Olynyk trade rumors, Bill Russell documentary interview

    Jaylen Brown is officially an All-Star and Kelly Olynyk's name has surfaced in Boston Celtics trade rumors. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal has a look at how far Brown has come this season and then explains the things other media outlets aren't telling you about the Kelly Olynyk rumors that have surfaced. Plus, an interview with Sam Pollard, director of the new documentary "Bill Russell: Legend," releasing on Netflix on February 8.
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    • 41 min
    Boston Celtics dominate Brooklyn Nets in wire-to-wire blowout

    Boston Celtics dominate Brooklyn Nets in wire-to-wire blowout

    The Celtics put together as complete a game as you'll see in the NBA, coming out to a 30 point first quarter lead and basically crusing the rest of the way behind big nights from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal is basking in the glow of a win the Celtics needed and discussing the second quarter stretch where Boston decided they were not giving back the lead. Plus, Robert Williams had an important contribution, as did Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon.
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    • 35 min
    Fixing Boston Celtics offense, Jayson Tatum's minutes, trade deadline questions

    Fixing Boston Celtics offense, Jayson Tatum's minutes, trade deadline questions

    The Boston offense has taken a dip recently, and there's one place no one has talked much about that could be the key to fixing it all. Plus, Jayson Tatum is playing a ton of minutes, and Brad Stevens and Joe Mazzulla say the minutes aren't that big of a problem if he's resting enough. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal disagrees with that, in part, becasue there aren't many opportunities to rest. All that, plus, people asking about specific players like Saddiq Bey and Jarred Vanderbilt in a quick mailbag.
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    • 38 min
    Boston Celtics trade rumor buzz, Joe Mazzulla coaching All-Star game, LeBron foul rant

    Boston Celtics trade rumor buzz, Joe Mazzulla coaching All-Star game, LeBron foul rant

    Joe Mazzulla is going to be the head coach of Team Giannis in the All Star game, which is a nice moment that he should celebrate. Plus, the officials union tweeted an apology about the LeBron James foul, which has John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal pissed off. John and Tom Westerholm discuss those things before getting into some of the names the Celtics could be pursuing at the deadline, like Jakob Poeltl, Alec Burks, PJ Washington, and more. Plus, one tricky little tool at Brad Stevens' disposal that could be a creative use of his traded player exceptions.
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    • 48 min
    Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, Jaylen Brown's redemption, smart Mazzulla timeouts

    Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, Jaylen Brown's redemption, smart Mazzulla timeouts

    The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime, but it probably doesn't get to that point if the refs call a foul on LeBron James' drive. But the Lakers reaction to the foul is hysterical high drama, and it makes the way the game ended almost worth it. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Tom Westerholm discuss that, Jaylen Brown's immediate shot at redemption, Malcolm Brogdon being brilliant, and Joe Mazzulla smartly using his timeouts at the end of the game.
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    • 48 min
    Little things ignored in 3rd straight Celtics loss, & changing Jaylen Brown's shot profile

    Little things ignored in 3rd straight Celtics loss, & changing Jaylen Brown's shot profile

    The Boston Celtics have now lost 3 straight games, partly because they didn't do the "small, boring things" necessary to win. Plus, Jalyen Brown struggled in this one, and admitted as much. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses those things, why the numbers show Jaylen should change his shot profile a little to maximize his strengths, and why Joe Mazzulla scored a couple of points in the debate over his timeouts.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

halfsie ,

Daily dose

So easy to take the daily aspect for granted, but very grateful to have John providing consistent, thoughtful opinions and news on the Cs. Much love from NC.

CP______21 ,

Love it

Great pod, John is one of my favorite podcasts hosts regardless of the topic

mjnspeeddemon ,

Love the podcast but….

Why is the podcast st such a high speed I can’t understand what John is saying at times because he is talking so fast!

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