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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.

Locked On Celtics - Daily Podcast On The Boston Celtics With Rainin' J's Locked On Podcast Network, John Karalis

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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.

    Boston Celtics have the winning attitude, plus a look at the Golden State Warriors game

    Boston Celtics have the winning attitude, plus a look at the Golden State Warriors game

    The Boston Celtics have developed a winning attitude, which comes from their loss in the Finals, individual growth from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Browm, and their head coach Joe Mazzulla. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Tom Westerholm discuss the Celtics mentality that is fueling this run, then take a look ahead to the Warriors game on Saturday Night.
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    • 36 min
    Boston Celtics blow out Phoenix Suns, send message to the NBA

    Boston Celtics blow out Phoenix Suns, send message to the NBA

    The Celtics led Phoenix by as many as 45 in Chris Paul's return, even with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown having good but not awesome nights. Grant Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, Derrick White, and Blake Griffin all had nice contributions in a game where the C's sent a message to the league thanks to their third quarter performance. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal explains all that, and then gets into how the team is fully buying into Joe Mazzulla, and why this season is all geared towards getting four wins.
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    • 36 min
    Blake Griffin's impact, a plan for Robert Williams return, & can Marcus Smart be an All-Star?

    Blake Griffin's impact, a plan for Robert Williams return, & can Marcus Smart be an All-Star?

    Blake Griffin is like an old cell phone, says John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal. He explains how with Tom Westerholm before getting into a plan for Robert Williams' return that could have him back on the floor in Boston against Orlando. Plus, is there a way for Marcus Smart to make the All Star team? John has a rant about why he'd really like to see that happen.
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    • 47 min
    Boston Celtics halftime choice leads to big 3rd quarter, win vs. Toronto Raptors

    Boston Celtics halftime choice leads to big 3rd quarter, win vs. Toronto Raptors

    The Boston Celtics didn't look good through the first half of their game against the Toronto Raptors, and they could have used the back-to-back or missing players excuses to pack it in. But instead, they made a choice at halftime and it led to a huge third quarter turnaround. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal discusses that choice and the big individual performances. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart were the big performers, but Sam Hauser, Luke Kornet, and Blake Griffin played big parts too.
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    • 35 min
    Jaylen Brown has All-NBA performance, Boston Celtics defense finally fuels win

    Jaylen Brown has All-NBA performance, Boston Celtics defense finally fuels win

    Jaylen Brown had an incredible night against the Brooklyn Nets. His All-NBA level performance on both ends of the floor helped the Celtics get their first defense-fueled win of the season. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal and Tom Westerholm discuss Brown's performance, the improved defense ahead of Robert Williams' return, and then wonder if there's a blueprint developing for how to defend the Celtics?
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    • 38 min
    Boston Celtics humbled in loss to Miami Heat, 5 game streak snapped

    Boston Celtics humbled in loss to Miami Heat, 5 game streak snapped

    The Boston Celtics came back down to earth a bit in their overtime loss to the Miami Heat. They turned the ball over way too much and they gave up too many offensive rebounds on a night where Jayson Tatum just didn't have it. John Karalis of Boston Sports Journal explains how the Celtics took Miami's bait and paid for it in the fourth quarter and OT.
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    • 23 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.

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Love it

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

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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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