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On Celtics Lab, we go deep into the details, finding compelling narratives, data, stories and interviews you won't find anywhere else.

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On Celtics Lab, we go deep into the details, finding compelling narratives, data, stories and interviews you won't find anywhere else.

    CLAB 43: Celtics mutual aid rehumanization therapy session with the Riffsman

    CLAB 43: Celtics mutual aid rehumanization therapy session with the Riffsman

    It can be easy to lose sight of the things that matter in moments of crisis, and in a year and counting of a global pandemic, it can be even easier to forget we're all profoundly impacted by it.

    The 2020-21 Boston Celtics are dragging themselves across the finish line of perhaps the most difficult season in the seventy-year history of the NBA, missing key players to injury, personal tragedy still fresh for many players on the team, and just starting to get their bearings after getting harder by COVID than any other team in the NBA. Yet somehow, fans and media alike have taken this team trying to make it through the day like the rest of us and put them on a pedestal, forgetting their humanity and everything Boston's players have accomplished both on and off the court. To that end, we linked up with friend of the pod and Celtics fan fixture The Riffsman to talk the season so far and more importantly the Peoples Tommy Point Charity Drive For 18. Countering the negativity with a drive to help the Celtics -- and Marcus Smart's YounGameChanger Foundation, specifically -- The Riffsman dives into all things Boston with us in this episode. To find out more about what the Peoples Tommy Point Charity Drive For 18 is and how you can help or just to lift the funk hanging over many Celtics fans of late, make sure you listen to this pod.

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    • 48 min
    CLAB 42: Where will the Cs be seeded, and what could it mean for their postseason?

    CLAB 42: Where will the Cs be seeded, and what could it mean for their postseason?

    While the fourth seed and home court in the first round is not out of reach, is it still a realistic target? What would Boston likely be up against if they slip to the sixth seed -- or worse, the play-in tournament? Is there a scenario that could realistically see the Celtics bounced before they even sniff the actual playoffs? And just what is this team's realistic ceiling, given what we've seen? This episode, hosts Justin Quinn, Cam Tabatabaie and Alex Goldberg are joined by special guest and Celtics Wire alumnus Q. Albertie Shiron of SLAM! to talk postseason seeding and its potential impact, exploring all the possible permutations of the end of Boston's season.nWe also dive into the week that was, given the history that was made and the play that often went with it to make one want to avert their eyes. Press play on the player embedded above or subscribe on your favorite purveyor of podcasts to hear all this Celtics content and more.

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    • 45 min
    CLAB 41: Mapping out the Boston Celtics' stretch run

    CLAB 41: Mapping out the Boston Celtics' stretch run

    There's ten games left in the Boston Celtics schedule, and after witnessing their lackadaisical effort in the team's 119 - 115 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night, one might be forgiven if one thought the team's players wish it were fewer. But the Celtics still have time to build some chemistry and rhythm heading into the postseason, and exactly 10 games to accomplish it. Who do they face, what are the contexts that matter about those matchups -- and most importantly, who do we expect to win the final 10 games of Boston's season? For this episode of the Celtics Lab, we dive into all things stretch run for Boston, putting the schedule under the microscope for some fine-grained analysis. Join your hosts Alex Goldberg, Cameron Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn as they parse the final phase of the 2020-21 NBA season from a Boston Celtics perspective.

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    • 41 min
    CLAB 40: Setting expectations for Jabari Parker as a Celtics player rehab project

    CLAB 40: Setting expectations for Jabari Parker as a Celtics player rehab project

    The Boston Celtics have made something of a name for themselves as a good landing spot for players whose career has fallen short of where expectations had at one time had them pegged, with head coach Brad Stevens getting a reputation as the sort of coach able to get a little more out of such players than his peers. Now, the team has decided to sign former No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker to a two-year deal in the same sort of mold as we once saw for the Jordan Crawfords and Evan Turners of the league. What should we expect from Parker given how hard injuries have impacted his career, and just how real is the imagined capabilities of Boston as a potential career rejuvenator? This week's edition of the Celtics Lab asks exactly these questions, with hosts Cameron Tabatabaie, Alex Goldberg and Justin Quinn diving deep into the data and narratives surrounding the modern-day Celtics mystique of career rehabilitation. We find some nuggets of truth to it, some glaring exceptions, and discord about who should even be considered such players. Plug in your aux cords or earphones and press play, this edition of the lab sets the table for the Jabari Parker in Boston.

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    • 41 min
    CLAB 39: Sizing up the East's middle class ahead of the stretch run

    CLAB 39: Sizing up the East's middle class ahead of the stretch run

    As the dust from the 2021 NBA trade deadline settles and teams more or less know what they have to work with, only injuries and chemistry remain to shake up the Eastern Conference standings heading into the stretch run ahead of the playoffs. With a three-team upper class of the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks virtually certain to finish out the season in more or less the same place barring an implosion of major proportions, where do the Boston Celtics stand in comparison to the rest of the East's "middle class" of teams all within a few games of a .500 record? And which are the teams we want to avoid ending up in a first-round matchup? To that end we got deep into the details of what's left of the 2020-21 season for those ball clubs with the host of the CLNS podcast "The Garden Report's" Jimmy Toscano with some cautious optimism mixed with a healthy dose of concern. Tune into this episode to get the lay of the land for how the postseason seeding picture and the games it will generate ought to take shape with hosts Alex Goldberg, Cam Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn.

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    CLAB 38: What do we like and what's sustainable about Boston's recent play?

    CLAB 38: What do we like and what's sustainable about Boston's recent play?

    With news that veteran shooting guard Evan Fournier will be entering the NBA's health and safety protocols for the second time in a week just before the team squares off with the Philadelphia 76ers, it'd be easy to get negative about the Celtics outlook. But for this week's episode of the Celtics Lab, we decided to flip the script and look at the positives we've been seeing from this team since the 2021 NBA trade deadline. Joined by CLNS Media's Content Director and co-host of the Garden Report Celtics Post Game Show John Zannis, we do our best to dive into the positives we've been seeing from the Celtics, trying to decide what's sustainable and what's a mirage. While we didn't put on our green-tinted lenses, we did find some promising signs that bode well for the rest of the season, even if the coming games without Fournier ought to be tough. Tune into the the Lab this week with hosts Cam Tabatabaie, Alex Goldberg and Justin Quinn as we try to roll with positive vibes only.

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    • 44 min

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