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

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    • 4.8, 1.1K Ratings

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

    Hayward at his best, Tatum takeovers, & Raptors thoughts

    Hayward at his best, Tatum takeovers, & Raptors thoughts

    Gordon Hayward played his best basketball as a Celtic while Jayson Tatum's takeover was encouraging. MassLive's John Karalis has the positives and negatives from the win over Orlando before going into some thoughts about Friday's Raptors game.
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    • 38 min
    No clear first round opponent, Ben Simmons injury, & Kemba considered Knicks

    No clear first round opponent, Ben Simmons injury, & Kemba considered Knicks

    Thursday all but assured the Celtics will be the 3rd seed, but their opponent is still in doubt. MassLive's John Karalis discusses how the Ben Simmons injury factors into this and then Kemba Walker's comments about considering the Knicks until Boston came along
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    • 36 min
    Celtics trounce Brooklyn, Robert Williams was good... but...

    Celtics trounce Brooklyn, Robert Williams was good... but...

    The Celtics put up 149 points in a demolition of Brooklyn. MassLive's John Karalis goes over the positives (Jaylen Brown, Romeo Langford), negatives (continued defensive lapses on the perimeter), and what Robert Williams' generally good performance really means.
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    • 35 min
    Celtics lose to Heat, and something feels off

    Celtics lose to Heat, and something feels off

    The Celtics lost to the Miami Heat, and despite some positives, something feels off about the team. MassLive's John Karalis discusses whether that's something to be concerned about
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    • 40 min
    C's seem headed for the 3rd seed & a date with Philly

    C's seem headed for the 3rd seed & a date with Philly

    The Celtics, with a win over Miami on Tuesday, essentially solidify themselves as the 3rd seed. However, Philadelphia seems destined for the 6th seed. MassLive's John Karalis has that before being joined by Mike Dynon to wrap up the 2016-17 discussion
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    • 41 min
    Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum save the Celtics vs. Portland

    Jaylen Brown & Jayson Tatum save the Celtics vs. Portland

    Jaylen and Jayson combined for 64 but the C's nearly collapsed in this on. MassLive's John Karalis has the positives (JB's 4th quarter, Tatum's back on his groove), the negatives (what was that defense?), and just how well Brown & Tatum play together. Plus, Deuce Tatum was too adorable!!!.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Lysha Wasser ,

Been listening for years

John you are crushing it! I recently returned from living abroad in Africa and South America as an international teacher. I’ve listened to every podcast of yours the last three years. I love your podcast. Obviously you do a great job talking C’s. But, you bring a great humanism to your podcast that we need to heal ourselves. Keep it up brother!

Sincerely,
Lysha

pdjdjdork ,

Thank you for being a true (unwitting) pal

I have halted and faltered on writing this review for too long. Today is the day! I was absolutely monomaniacal about the Celtics growing up in an Irish Catholic East Coast sports family in the 80s and 90s. I used to tape all the games on VHS, including the Pacers game w Bird re-emerging from the tunnel, which I accidentally recorded over my grandparents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Still trying to live that down. In any case, lo these years later I find a kindred C’s fan doing it right and keeping me up to speed. This has become my favorite podcast and my only true go-to daily listen. Karalis has a lifelong background in basketball and it shines through every part of the program. Evidently he was a scorer of repute at Emerson College. He’s definitely an English major’s/literature fan’s type of basketball analyst. You can tell he’s well read — a deft stylist on the page and in the booth. His supporting cast is great too. Karalis and Chuck have the connection of having gone to college together which and are humorously combative with each other at times. Mike Dynon is the coolest, somehow surly and equanimous at once. I actually think I may have adopted aspects of Dynon’s personality from listening so much. All this is a long route to saying I am beyond grateful to have these people virtually in my life during a volatile time of global uprising, pandemic, and the quest for truth & justice. These guys have become indispensable to me. One last thing: I wish Larry Bird would come out and make a definitive BLM statement of support. Usually I don’t care about celebrity statements of solidarity, but I think from him it could have a powerful impact. Wishful thinking. Thank you Jon, Mike, Chuck!

Rubberducky0908 ,

Me form Massachusetts me love c's love intro 2

5 STARS

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