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219: Austin Ainge | Boston Celtics in NBA Draft, Summer League & Off-Season Transactions

Jul 23, 2017 - 00:35:11

Austin Ainge is the Boston Celtics Director of Player Personnel. 4:04 Are C’s better than last year? 6:33 Gordon Hayward as Plan A 11:22 Celts rotation in 2017-18 16:15 Why Jayson Tatum was tops on Boston’s NBA Draft board 22:10 Ainge’s impressions of NBA Summer League 24:02 Changes to Sports Science staff 27:17 C’s roster turnover & dilemmas 31:01 Shane Larkin & Daniel Theis signings Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 23rd. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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218: David Aldridge | NBA Summer League w/ Danny Leroux | Boston Celtics Transactions

Jul 16, 2017 - 00:36:05

Hall of Fame NBA Reporter David Aldridge works for Turner Sports. Twitter: @daldridgetnt Danny Leroux hosts realGMRadio on the CLNS Media Network. Twitter: @DannyLeroux 2:10 Did the Boston Celtics have the best NBA off-season? 6:13 Inside story of Gordon Hayward recruitment 11:02 How Boston has closed game w/ Cleveland Cavaliers 14:00 CLNS Media Network ANNOUNCEMENT 18:33 How good does Hayward make Boston’s offense? 23:52 Celts rotation predictions 29:01 Jayson Tatum: Most impressive at #NBASummer? Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 16th. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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217: Mark Murphy | Avery Bradley & Kelly Olynyk Departures | Gordon Hayward Signs w/ Boston Celtics

Jul 9, 2017 - 00:41:04

Mark Murphy writes for the Boston Herald as a Boston Celtics beat reporter. Twitter: @Murf56 7:45 Favorite Avery Bradley moment 13:15 Celts revamped roster 17:00 Kelly Olynyk signs w/ Miami Heat 24:15 Stevens’ impact on Gordon Hayward 32:00 Jayson Tatum impressions Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 9th. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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216: Evan Valenti | Gordon Hayward to Boston Celtics ? | Paul George Traded to OKC Thunder

Jul 2, 2017 - 00:42:04

Evan Valenti serves as the host of Celtics Roundtable on the CLNS Media Network. Twitter @EvanValenti 0:25 Where does Gordon Hayward go? 7:05 Why Boston is Hayward’s best fit 14:45 Celtics Plan B 17:52 Where Celts stand in East with and without Hayward 23:10 Ante Zizic as Boston’s rebounding solution 29:25 Paul George to OKC Thunder; Does Danny Ainge deserve blame? 38:23 Trading Avery Bradley and/or Jae Crowder Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 2nd. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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215: Jeff Goodman | Jayson Tatum & 2017 NBA Draft Recap

Jun 25, 2017 - 00:38:36

Jeff Goodman is a basketball insider for the Worldwide Leader. Follow him on Twitter @GoodmanESPN 2:07 Inside story on Boston Celtics selecting Jayson Tatum 5:30 Is Tatum the best player in NBA Draft? 9:51 Why Boston passed on Markelle Fultz 14:22 Did Josh Jackson steer himself from Boston? 20:11 Celts 2nd Round selections 22:42 Celtics NBA Draft grade 34:00 Likelihood C’s sign Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 25th. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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214: Sam Vecenie | NBA Draft | 2017 Boston Celtics Off-Season Preview

Jun 18, 2017 - 00:44:58

Sam Vecenie hosts the Game Theory podcast on CLNS Media and covers the NBA Draft for Sporting News & VICE Sports. 0:59 Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin? 4:38 Ante Zizic & fixing Boston Celtics rebounding 12:31 Trading for Jimmy Butler or Paul George 17:40 Can Celts compete w/ Cleveland Cavaliers & Golden State Warriors in 2018? 21:49 Predicting Kelly Olynyk’s contract 25:25 Why Boston deals #1 30:23 Markelle Fultz 35:02 Josh Jackson 40:39 Who is #2 on Celtics Draft board? Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 18th. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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213: Abby Chin | Player Grades for 2016-17 Boston Celtics | NBA

Jun 11, 2017 - 00:44:59

Abby Chin is the courtside reporter for the Boston Celtics on CSN. Twitter: @tvabby 0:52 Isaiah Thomas A 7:49 Al Horford A- 14:41 Marcus Smart B 23:01 Jae Crowder B+ 26:08 Kelly Olynyk B+ 30:56 Jaylen Brown B+ 35:43 Gerald Green B+ 38:25 Terry Rozier / Jonas Jerebko / Amir Johnson / Tyler Zeller / James Young 41:04 Avery Bradley A- Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 11th. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper.

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212: Chris Forsberg | 2016-17 Boston Celtics Season in Review | NBA Draft Lottery

Jun 4, 2017 - 00:47:48

Chris Forsberg covers the Boston Celtics for the Worldwide Leader. Twitter: @espnforsberg 2:59 Top 3 Favorite Celtics seasons 6:50 Summer Forecast prediction recap 11:33 Did Boston’s poor rebounding ever hurt them? 17:05 Signature wins for the 2016-17 NBA season 23:24 Why Brad Stevens experiments w/ lineups every season 27:49 Revisiting the 2017 NBA trade deadline 31:11 Did the Celts HAVE to beat the Chicago Bulls? 37:47 Importance of defeating Washington Wizards 42:31 Game 3 W v Cleveland Cavaliers 45:00 2017 NBA Draft Lottery Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 4th. Celtics Beat is presented by Zip Recruiter and Casper

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211: Matt Winer | Eastern Conference Finals NBA Playoffs 2017 | Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

May 28, 2017 - 00:35:33

Matt Winer serves as host of NBA Gametime on NBAtv & Turner Sports. Twitter: @matt_winer 2:32 Was Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics the worst Conference Finals ever? 8:35 Are the Celts REALLY harder to guard than the Golden State Warriors? 11:07 New national vantage point of Boston after NBA Playoffs 16:09 How the Celts can beat the Cavs in 2018 21:35 Why 2017 was the best season in a decade 26:03 Value of experience in NBA Playoffs 31:50 THANKS YOUs for 2016-17 & contest giveaway Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 28th. Celtics Beat is presented by Zip Recruiter

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210: Larry H. Russell | NBA Draft Lottery w/ Sam Vecenie | Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers ECF

May 21, 2017 - 00:45:19

Sam Vecenie hosts The Game Theory Podcast on CLNS Media and writes for Sporting News.  Twitter: @Sam_Vecenie 1:45 Message from Larry H. Russell 11:00 Cavs & Celtics talent gap 19:15 Can Boston do anything to slow LeBron James? 24:25 Why the Celts SHOULD NOT trade the #1 overall pick in NBA Draft 35:45 Do Celtics consider Lonzo Ball? 39:45 Listener question! Can Celtics sign a big-name free agent? Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 21st. Celtics Beat is presented by Zip Recruiter

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209: Ian Eagle | Game 7 NBA Playoffs ECSF | Washington Wizards v Boston Celtics

May 14, 2017 - 00:40:40

Ian Eagle serves as play-by-play for the NBA Playoffs on TNT, the NFL on CBS, March Madness, and is the voice of the Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network.   2:10 Game Six: Tip your cap to John Wall 5:00 Wizards role players are cold 9:30 Eagle: We’ll remember the final moments of this series 14:45 Avery Bradley isn’t getting enough recognition 25:00 Al Horford is a flat out winner 34:30 Keys for both teams for Game Seven Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 14th. Celtics Beat is presented by Zip Recruiter

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208: Candace Buckner | Game 4 ECSF NBA Playoffs | Boston Celtics v Washington Wizards

May 7, 2017 - 00:37:08

Candace Buckner covers the Washington Wizards for the Washington Post. Twitter: @CandaceDBuckner 1:13 How Wiz feel after Game 3 4:17 Why Bojan Bogdanovic is key going forward 8:27 What’s given Wiz rebounding advantage 15:08 Inside Boston-Washington bad blood 19:01 Wiz gameplan guarding Isaiah Thomas 24:36 Previewing Game 4 33:01 Who will win the series? Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 7th. Celtics Beat is presented by Blue Apron.

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207: Howard Beck | Eastern Conference Semi-Finals NBA Playoffs v Washington Wizards | Boston Celtics Def. Chicago Bulls

Apr 30, 2017 - 00:42:31

Howard Beck writes for Bleacher Report. Twitter: @HowardBeck 1:52 Boston Celtics def. Chicago Bulls in six 4:07 Challenges presented by John Wall & Bradley Beal11:30 "What if..." Rajon Rondo was healthy?15:20 Why C's need Isaiah Thomas v Washington Wizards19:45 How the Toronto Raptors can beat the Cleveland Cavaliers34:30 Beck: Playing the San Antonio Spurs is like playing "Whack-a-Mole" Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 30th. Celtics Beat is presented by Blue Apron.

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206: Mike Gorman | Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics | Game 4 ECQF NBA Playoffs Pre-Game

Apr 23, 2017 - 00:34:49

Mike Gorman is the voice of Boston Celtics. Twitter: @celticsvoice Intro - 00:01 - 02:13 Avery Bradley + KG Message - 02:15 Are the Celtics Back to Being Favorites in the Series? - 04:27 CLNS Jared Weiss from Chicago - 04:53 Transition Monologue - 20:30 Mike Gorman from Chicago - 20:44 Closing Credits - 33:31 Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 23rd. Celtics Beat is presented by Blue Apron.

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205: Coach Nick | Game 1 ECQF Pre-Game | Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

Apr 16, 2017 - 00:42:30

Coach Nick is the President of BBall Breakdown and bballbreakdown.com. Twitter: @bballbreakdown 2:28 Chicago Bulls better WITHOUT Dwayne Wade? 7:03 Don’t trap Isaiah Thomas to slow down Boston Celtics O 14:17 Blueprint to Bulls offense 18:55 Keys to cracking Celtics defense 24:33 Worst #1 seed in NBA Playoffs history? 30:08 Strengths & weaknesses in Bulls D 32:00 Prediction & Eastern Conference outlook 38:11 Game 2 tickets giveaway Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 16th. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches.

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204: Dave McMenamin | NBA Playoffs Outlook | Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers

Apr 9, 2017 - 00:34:07

Dave McMenamin is an NBA reporter for ESPN. Twitter: @mcten 0:22 Conclusion of Boston Celtics regular season 2:58 Blueprint to beat the Celtics 6:48 Why Boston will win a playoff series 9:39 NBA Playoffs Game 2 Ticket Giveaway 13:33 Is there a ceiling on Boston’s season? 16:48 Al Horford & Isaiah Thomas career struggles v Cleveland 23:40 Cavs’ regular season disinterest 29:52 What injury could Cavs not afford? 33:10 NBA playoffs schedule release Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 9th. Celtics Beat is presented by Blue Apron and SeatGeek.  Use code: CELTICSBEAT for FREE $20 REBATE

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203: Rich Gotham | Boston Celtics Recap v Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic | Cleveland Cavaliers Ticket Giveaway

Apr 2, 2017 - 00:40:55

Rich Gotham is the President of the Boston Celtics. 0:22 Brad Stevens postgame v Magic 2:48 Celtics most clutch team in NBA? 6:00 The glaring flaws of Boston’s rim protection & bench 10:30 Cavs ticket giveaway 15:15 Honoring Ray Allen & 08 Celtics 20:07 Best nightly crowds in New Garden 26:14 Oncourt disappointments 30:02 Advertisements on jerseys and possibly parquet floor 38:12 Team President’s message to fans Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 2nd. Celtics Beat is presented by Blue Apron and SeatGeek.  Use code: CELTICSBEAT for FREE $20 REBATE

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202: Bob Ryan | Devin Booker 70 Points v Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio

Mar 26, 2017 - 00:40:41

Bob Ryan authored Scribe: My Life in Sports and numerous other books after writing for the Boston Globe from 1968-2012. Twitter: @GlobeBobRyan 0:54 Isaiah Thomas locker room audio on Devin Booker’s 70 points 4:48 Larry Bird podcast 10:58 Ryan on Boston’s push for East #1 overall seed 14:49 Al Horford’s improved play 18:57 Comparisons to 2002 22:38 Top 5 favorite Celtics teams ever 25:18 How Marcus Smart & Kelly Olynyk remain net-plusses 30:21 Best players in NCAA Tournament 33:51 Miami Heat preview 37:27 Brad Stevens lack of long winning streaks Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, March 26th. Celtics Beat is presented by MyBookie.ag (CODE: CB50), and SeatGeek.  Use code: CELTICSBEAT for FREE $20 REBATE

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201: Michael Lee | Washington Wizards v Boston Celtics | T-Wolves & Brooklyn Nets Recap w/ Chris Forsberg

Mar 19, 2017 - 00:49:44

Michael Lee writes for The Vertical on Yahoo! Sports.  Twitter: @MrMichaelLee. Chris Forsberg is the Boston Celtics beat reporter for The Worldwide Leader. Twitter: @ESPNForsberg 0:51 Fabled Al Horford criticism 5:48 Boston’s emerging D 11:10 Is there a path to NBA Finals? 17:49 Marcus Smart’s (very poor) shooting 23:00 Gerald Green the next Glen McDonald/Nate Robinson? 25:38 76ers trap game & prediction 28:39 NBA players complaining about scheduling 32:07 Wizards struggling defense & bench 36:48 Are Wiz & Celts darkhorse title contenders? 41:39 Washington as Boston’s worst matchup 46:17 Lee’s prediction for Celts-Wiz on 3/20 & playoffs Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, March 19th. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, (CODE: CELTICSBEAT), MyBookie.ag (CODE: CB50), and SeatGeek.  Use code: CELTICSBEAT for FREE $20 REBATE

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200: Leon Powe | West Coast Recap | Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics PreGame

Mar 12, 2017 - 00:47:54

Leon Powe won a World Championship for the Boston Celtics in 2008 and was a five-year NBA veteran. Twitter: @Leon_Powe 0:25 Celtics get blown out in Denver after big win v Golden State Warriors 2:45 How Celts won the title in 2008 without a set rotation 6:40 Brad Stevens continued lineup experimentation 11:55 Why did Jaylen Brown struggle at Cal? 15:15 Powe consulting Danny Ainge on drafting Jaylen 18:00 Is coaching to blame for Boston’s poor rebounding? 23:12 Are the Chicago Bulls the worst matchup for Celts in NBA Playoffs? 27:35 Bulls PreGame & Prediction 30:40 Is Isaiah Thomas in a funk or tired? 34:30 Cavs v Celts Tickets Giveaway 35:56: MAILBAG: NCAA frosh w/ highest ceiling/Danny Ainge non-trades/Kelly Olynyk/Worst Celtics Regular Season Losses Ever BONUS: Worst President in United States history Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, March 12th. Celtics Beat is presented by Casper, (CODE: CELTICS), MyBookie.ag (CODE: CB50), and SeatGeek.  Use code: CELTICSBEAT for FREE $20 REBATE

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199: Ann Meyers Drysdale | NCAA Prospects w/ Sam Vecenie | Boston Celtics @ Phoenix Suns PreGame

Mar 5, 2017 - 00:50:00

Ann Meyers Drysdale was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993 and is the Vice President of the Phoenix Suns as well as the team’s color commentator on FOX Sports Arizona.  Twitter: @AnnMeyers Sam Vecenie covers the NBA Draft & NCAA for The Sporting News, Vice and hosts The Game Theory Podcast on CLNS Radio. Twitter: @Sam_Vecenie 0:31 Were Celts vindicated not parting w/ #NetsPick? 4:23 How this draft is different from hyped 2014 class 5:52 Is Marcus Smart the best player from ‘14 Lottery? 10:12 Lonzo Ball v Markelle Fultz 15:36 Is Josh Jackson a bad fit in Boston? 20:40 Where #NetsPick ranks as an asset overall in NBA 22:22 Boston’s Top 4 Big Board 26:15 Emergence of Jaylen Brown 29:05 Al Horford’s struggles in low block 36:01 Suns PreGame 45:33 Why did Suns trade Isaiah Thomas? Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, March 5th. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, and SeatGeek.  Use code: CELTICSBEAT for FREE $20 REBATE

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198: Steve Bulpett | Jimmy Butler & Paul George Pursuits | Boston Celtics NBA Trade Deadline Recap

Feb 26, 2017 - 00:47:10

Steve Bulpett serves as the Boston Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Herald. Twitter @SteveBHoop 0:25 Danny Ainge’s lucky non-moves 3:58 Why trading for Paul George makes no sense 8:24 Sources: Ainge hell-bent on preserving max salary slot to pursue certain player 13:00 Could Celtics trade Isaiah Thomas? 21:45 Why Boston did not pursue DeMarcus Cousins 27:19 Did Brad Stevens squash DMC deal? 31:10 Reasons Boston did not address rebounding & depth 35:50 Value of Jaylen Brown & ‘17 Nets pick 42:16 Magic Johnson taking over Lakers Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, February 26th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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197: Kevin Pelton | NBA Trade Deadline Preview | Boston Celtics at All-Star Game w/ Chris Forsberg

Feb 19, 2017 - 00:51:10

Kevin Pelton is an NBA analyst for ESPN. Twitter @kpelton Chris Forsberg is the Boston Celtics beat reporter for the Worldwide Leader. Twitter: @ESPNForsberg 0:53 Gary Payton for Ray Allen & famous NBA trade deadline deals 4:06 Jimmy Butler to Celts? 7:04 Where does 2017 Nets pick rank amongst all NBA trade assets? 11:40 Should Boston “go for it?” this year? 15:55 Best Boston trade chips (Jaylen Brown, 2018 Nets pick, Terry Rozier and more) 22:05 Pelton’s 3 best trades for Celtics 27:32 Ticket giveaway details 31:30 Is Boston’s home crowd best in NBA? 37:25 Is Isaiah Thomas a top-10 player? 40:01 How much will Al Horford contract impact Celtics cap? 46:15 Does Brad Stevens deserve credit for Boston’s success in short-rest situations? 49:32 Celts season ticket holder letter Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, February 19th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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196: Serena Winters & Derek Bodner | Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics | Bob Ryan on NBA Trade Deadline

Feb 12, 2017 - 00:54:32

Serena Winters is the Los Angeles Lakers beat reporter for LakersNation.com and a contributor to Spectrum SportsNet. Twitter: @SerenaWinters  Derek Bodner hosts Sixers Beat on CLNS Radio and covers the Philadelphia 76ers and NBA Draft for DraftExpress.  Twitter: @DerekBodnerNBA  Bob Ryan is a longtime sports scribe for the Boston Globe. Twitter: @GlobeBobRyan   0:36 Celtics week & show synopsis 4:50 Does the NBA “need” Lakers/Celtics/Sixers to be good? 9:30 Primer of 76ers & Lakers 12:02 LHR on why Sixers will reach title contender status first 16:03 Bodner on LA 18:50 Winters on Boston 21:56 Why the Celts are in best position of all 25:25 How far away are Lakers? 32:15 Isaiah Thomas is really 5’7” 34:12 Are Celts a Jimmy Butler or Paul George away from contention? 41:35 Why Boston should not trade Nets pick 45:30 Is this roster a bridge group? 50:20 Is Isaiah Thomas having the best offensive season in Boston history?   Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, February 12th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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195: Corey Maggette | Paul Pierce Documentary | LA Clippers @ Celts Pre-Game

Feb 5, 2017 - 00:44:46

Corey Maggette played 14 years in the NBA and currently the Basketball Operations Regional Liaison for the NBA. He also provides analysis for the Los Angeles Clippers on FOX Sports West.  Twitter: @Corey_Maggette 0:30 Carmelo Anthony to Boston Celtics? 3:45 Brad Stevens coaching NBA All Star Game & other misc. Celts storylines 5:40 Crowds at Boston Garden 7:37 Ticket giveaway details 9:20 Al Horford’s struggles in post 12:15 Are Celts due for a funk? 17:07 Jaylen Brown’s development and other positive breakthroughs 19:27 Paul Pierce Documentary 25:40 LA Clippers primer 27:30 Differences in Clipps w/o Chris Paul 32:05 Maggette on IT’s emergence 36:11 Can Clippers bigs take advantage of Boston? 37:20 Is LA leading Melo destination? 42:00 Prediction Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, February 5th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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194: Kevin McHale | Brad Stevens Evaluation w/ Adam Himmelsbach | 17 Golden State Warriors v 86 Boston Celtics

Jan 29, 2017 - 00:43:23

Kevin McHale serves as an analyst for Turner Sports and is one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and Three-Time World Champion Member of the Boston Celtics.  Adam Himmelsbach is the Celts beat reporter for The Boston Globe.  Twitter: @Adam Himmelsbach   0:20 GE Ads on Boston Celtics jerseys 4:35 Assessing Brad Stevens coaching 6:03 How did Stevens handle Marcus Smart incident? 8:50 Which Celtics player is Smart questioning? 10:45 How does Stevens hide Isaiah Thomas on defense? 14:41 Suggestions for Stevens in fixing C’s D 16:56 Why do Celts continue experimenting lineups this late in season? 21:45 Paul Pierce documentary on CLNS Radio 25:25 1986 Boston Celtics v 2017 Golden State Warriors 29:17 Does Kevin McHale have regrets playing through foot injury in ‘87? 32:45 Advice for Danny Ainge/Celts 37:27 Should Paul Pierce replace McHale on all-time Celtics team? 38:45 Final takes on McHale comments   Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, January 29th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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193: Sean Grande | Mid-Term Player Grades | 2016-17 Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jan 22, 2017 - 00:44:54

Sean Grande is the Boston Celtics radio play-by-play voice on 98.5 FM The Sports Hub.  Twitter: @SeanGrandePBP 1:07 Obscure Boston Celtics start-times 3:18 Formula and Tyler Zeller, James Young, Jordan Mickey, Demetrius Jackson 4:41 Gerald Green 6:56 Jaylen Brown 9:15 Jonas Jerebko 11:22 Terry Rozier 14:37 Amir Johnson 19:07 Kelly Olynyk 26:40 Marcus Smart 28:25 Jae Crowder 31:25 Al Horford 33:55 Isaiah Thomas 40:40 Avery Bradley Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, January 22nd.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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192: Nate Duncan | Eastern Conference Breakdown | Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks | BONUS: Kevin Pelton

Jan 15, 2017 - 00:49:31

Nate Duncan hosts Dunc’d On and the Twitter NBA Show.  Twitter: @NateDuncanNBA. Chris Vivlamore is the Atlanta Hawks beat reporter for the AJC.  Twitter: @CVivlamoreAJC.  Kevin Pelton is an NBA analyst for ESPN. Twitter: @kpelton   1:25 Celtics-Pistons ticket giveaway 2:05 Has Al Horford lost a step? 3:30 Does Horford not want to play C? 8:05 Why the Hawks weren’t happy w/ Horford declining rebounding 11:45 Has Boston leapfrogged Atlanta in East? 15:15 What to make of Celtics clutch play? 24:30 Worst of Eastern Conference 28:25 Race for 8th playoff spot 31:48 Worst playoff series matchup for Celts 33:10 Second half risers? 37:50 % of C’s being in ECF 42:17 What Celts could use to move into upward in East 49:00 Celtics v Cavs? BONUS: Kevin Pelton on Marcus Smart Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, January 15th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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191: Coach Nick | BBall Breakdown on 2016-17 Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jan 8, 2017 - 00:51:53

Coach Nick is the President of BBall Breakdown and bballbreakdown.com.  Twitter: @BballBreakdown   3:06 Why Boston Celtics D is underachieving 8:40 Is it concerning opposing guards are having big games v Celts? 10:00 Al Horford’s decline and why Kelly Olynyk should take some of his minutes 24:55 Celts rebounding struggles 33:50 What makes the Celts offense great 38:45 Importance of Avery Bradley and why you can’t fully trust defensive stats 42:30 IT’s place in NBA & comparison with Allen Iverson 46:00 Is this best set of guards in NBA history? 49:35 Independent media v national basketball media Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, January 8th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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190: Kyle Draper | Isaiah Thomas 52 Points v Miami Heat | Boston Celtics New Year Resolutions | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jan 1, 2017 - 00:57:52

Kyle Draper is the host of Boston Celtics Pre & Post-Game Live on Comcast Sports Net. Twitter: @KyleDraperTV Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, January 1st.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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189: Austin Ainge | Christmas Day Special | Pre-Game @ New York Knicks w/ Nick Gelso | Powered by CLNS Radio

Dec 25, 2016 - 00:57:29

Austin Ainge is the Boston Celtics Director of Player Personnel.     2:45 January ticket giveaway details 3:50 Austin Ainge on the new CBA 6:00 On the 2017 NBA Draft 7:45 General takeaways on season thus far 11:50 Marcus Smart’s and organizational vantage point of his development 22:00 How has Avery Bradley improved so much in seven years? 26:20 What did Celts think they were getting when they first made IT trade? 28:20 Can you win with Isaiah Thomas as #1 option? 35:00 Disappointments from this season so far 36:03 What qualifies a successful season? 37:00 Urgency to win now 47:12 Celtics-Knicks Pre-Game Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, December 25th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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188: Stephanie Ready | Recap v Hornets & Pre-Game v Heat | Celtics Stats Busters w/ Chris Forsberg | Powered by CLNS Radio

Dec 18, 2016 - 00:57:28

Stephanie Ready is the television color commentator for the Charlotte Hornets.  Twitter: @StephanieReady.  Chris Forsberg is the Boston Celtics beat reporter for ESPN.  Twitter: @ESPNForsberg.  Boston Celtics Pre-Game conducted with Surya Fernandez, who is the Miami Heat’s SB Nation blog’s Site Manager.  Twitter: @SuryaHeatNBA 1:50 Stephanie Ready on Celts D 5:10 How the C’s beat the Hornets 12:10 Where do Celts & Hornets rank in Eastern Conference? 17:20 Dec 27 Grizzlies Tickets Giveaway 19:40 Is Jaylen Brown’s defense legit? 21:25 Why can’t Celtics beat good teams in clutch? 29:10 Boston’s AWFUL second quarters 34:05 Celts defensive statistics equivalent to last year 36:40 Should Jonas Jerebko start? 43:00 Marcus Smart with starting unit 51:00 Miami Heat Pregame Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, December 18th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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187: Jack Armstrong | Recap v Raptors & Pregame @ OKC | Boston Celtics Cap w/ Sam Sheehan | Powered by CLNS Radio

Dec 11, 2016 - 00:55:19

Jack Armstrong is the TV play-by-play for the Toronto Raptors.  Sam Sheehan is a redditor and cap and stats aficionado. Twitter: @SamSheehan.  Adam Joseph covers the OKC Thunder for SB Nation and joins LHR for Boston Celtics Pre-Game. Twitter: @AdamJosephSport   3:55 Ticket giveaway details 4:51 Jack Armstrong 6:15 How Toronto guards exploit Boston’s perimeter D 10:15 Is Raptors D elite? 14:58 Why the Celts are Toronto’s biggest roadblock to ECF 16:30 Boston Celtics needs 23:22 Why the Celtics CANNOT be overly aggressive in trade market 24:40 Why Danny Ainge will make a ‘big move’ in next 12 months 26:42 Will the Celtics be able to afford a max free agent this summer? 30:52 Who the Celtics will target in trade market and free agency 34:45 If Celts sign max free agent, who can they keep on current roster? 44:46 Andrew Bogut only Celts trade target? 47:39 Value of Tyler Zeller’s contract 49:36 Oklahoma City Thunder Pre-Game 54:32 Prediction   Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, December 11th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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186: Jeff Goodman | NCAA Preview & Draft Prospects | Boston Celtics Mailbag | Powered by CLNS Radio

Dec 4, 2016 - 00:58:08

Jeff Goodman is a basketball insider for ESPN.  The preeminent draft expert in the country, Jeff joins Celtics Beat as part of a yearly tradition to primer highly touted college basketball draft prospects for this year’s NBA Draft.  Twitter: @GoodmanESPN 2:35 Ticket giveaway information 4:33 Jeff Goodman joins the show 6:30 Is Isaiah Thomas an elite point guard? 8:20 Harry Giles 11:18 Who should Celtics take #1 overall? 12:30 Scouting reports on Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith, Lonzo Ball, Malik Monk, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson & more 28:08 Boston’s strategy w/ remaining two Nets lotto picks 33:00 Evaluation of Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart & Jaylen Brown 47:01 NCAA Final Four predictions 49:02 Mailbag on Andrew Bogut, Celts off-season plans, Jonas Jerebko and whether Al Horford should’ve played in Miami Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, December 4th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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185: Keith Smith & Ryan Bernardoni | Jae Crowder Locker Room Audio | Boston Celtics Trade Targets | Powered by CLNS Radio

Nov 27, 2016 - 00:56:43

Keith Smith covers the NBA for realGM and the Boston Celtics for CelticsBlog. Twitter: @KeithSmithNBA Ryan Bernardoni covers the Celts with a specialization on roster building, the CBA and the salary cap for ESPN’s True Hoop blog, CelticsHub. Twitter: @dangercart   3:50 Jae Crowder & locker room audio 8:12 Keith Smith on Al Horford’s early season impact 10:50 Fixing the Celtics second unit 12:45 Kelly Olynyk struggles & his importance 15:48 Terry Rozier’s development 17:00 Celtics 2nd Quarter Statistics 20:30 Marcus Smart’s improved playmaking 23:15 Should the Celts bench Jaylen Brown? 26:12 Upcoming week prediction 31:00 Ticket Giveaway & new contest 34:54 Celts team weaknesses 36:30 Boston’s strategy in trades w/ salary cap in mind 40:17 Trading for Andrew Bogut; Should C’s wait? 43:18 Pressure for Celts to trade assets? 44:55 Other trade targets 49:00 Isaiah Thomas: One of best trades in Celtics history? 51:40: 2001 Allen Iverson v. 2017 IT4 54:59 What to be thankful for   Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, November 27th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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184: Danny Leroux | Golden State Warriors v Boston Celtics | Al Horford & Jae Crowder Return | Powered by CLNS Radio

Nov 20, 2016 - 00:52:49

Danny Leroux is the host of realGM Radio, Dunc’d On, Locked on Warriors, and the Twitter NBA Show.  He also contributes to Sporting News and The Athletic.  Twitter: @DannyLeRoux   2:21 Ticket giveaways 5:12 How Golden State Warriors smothered the Boston Celtics in Friday’s 3rd quarter. 8:50 Is Boston’s defense an issue? 12:06 Primary concerns for Celts 16:25 Targeting Andrew Bogut and would he would bring 23:05 Isaiah Thomas and his place in NBA 29:05 Dubs intensity level in regular season going forward 34:15 Draymond Green comments 36:10 Boston’s improved crunch time play 43:57 Al Horford return v Detroit Pistons & future impact 45:28 LeBron James & Phil Jackson   Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, Blue Apron and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, November 20h.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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183: Isiah Thomas | Jaylen Brown Evaluation | Boston Celtics Mailbag | Powered by CLNS Radio

Nov 13, 2016 - 00:55:24

Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons legend and current analyst for NBAtv joins Larry H. Russell to discuss his protege Jaylen Brown’s performance thus far after some recent struggles.  LHR also recaps the week that was, opens the mailbag and brings back Around the NBA in 5. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, November 13th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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182: Dave McMenamin | Cleveland Cavaliers v. Boston Celtics | Pre-Game v. Denver Nuggets w/ Justin Poulin | Powered by CLNS Radio

Nov 6, 2016 - 00:58:14

Dave McMenamin of ESPN returns to discuss Thursday’s Cleveland Cavaliers victory over the Boston Celtics on national TV.  LHR recaps the remainder of the week and conducts the pre-game segment against the Denver Nuggets with Justin Poulin. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, November 6th.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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181: Chris Forsberg | Boston Celtics Recap v. Nets, Heat & Hornets | Powered by CLNS Radio

Oct 30, 2016 - 00:57:22

Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston is in studio to discuss the Boston Celtics opening week of the 2016-17 NBA campaign with games against the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, and Charlotte Hornets. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 9 AM ET.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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180: Rich Gotham | 2016-17 NBA & Boston Celtics Preview | Powered by CLNS Radio

Oct 23, 2016 - 00:55:22

Rich Gotham, President of the Boston Celtics returns to the broadcast to discuss the prospects of the 2017 Boston Celtics who open up Wednesday at the TD Garden against the Brooklyn Nets.  LHR also gives his full slate of predictions both for the Celts and the NBA. Celtics Beat is presented by MVMT Watches, Audible, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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179: Bob Ryan | 2017 Boston Celtics Rapid Fire | Powered by CLNS Radio

Oct 16, 2016 - 00:55:49

One week to go: The Boston Celtics are entering their final week of the pre-season.  It is just the exhibition NBA season, but thus far, the Celts have looked good and the fans (those who watched) have to be pleased with what they see.  How will this translate to the regular season which begins in ten days? The returning Larry H. Russell tries to answer this question the best he can while also giving his own player outlook for this season. Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe returns to the featured guest chair once again and takes some rapid fire questions from LHR.  Questions include: What’s the best and worst case with Boston in 2017? Is there a concrete definition to what is and what is not a successful season? What are the team’s biggest and least of concerns? Which teams, save for the Cleveland Cavaliers present the most problems with the Celts in the East? With the season just days a week, LHR and Bob give an entire individual and team rundown on the coming 2016-17 NBA campaign. It’s all on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, October 16th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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178: Jeff Clark | Pre-Season NBA & Boston Celtics | Mailbag w/ Bobby Manning | Powered by CLNS Radio

Oct 9, 2016 - 00:56:59

Three NBA pre-season games are in the books for the Boston Celtics, and there have been some decent takeaways.  So much so that we actually have a mailbag this week on Celtics Beat.  Justin Poulin of Celtics Stuff Live, sits in this week for Larry H. Russell to discuss the opening slate of pre-season basketball. Jeff Clark, founder of CelticsBlog joins Justin in Suday’s featured segment to talk about what they’ve seen thus far in the pre-season.  Such as how the floor spacing created by Horford has really benefited Jaylen Brown and Isaiah Thomas, the battle for the final roster spot and whether or not the Celtics can beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the regular season. And that’s not all.  Justin and Bobby Manning of CelticsBlog run through the mailbag and answer (almost) all of your questions! It’s all on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, October 9th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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177: Marcus Smart | Media Day | Boston Celtics Outlook w/ Michael Pina | Powered by CLNS Radio

Oct 2, 2016 - 00:57:00

Check off Media Day, first day of training camp and Open Practice.  The Boston Celtics are now one full week into training camp and things are beginning to take shape.  Jared Weiss, host of the Garden Report and Michael Pina of Bleacher Report discuss the entire outlook on the Celtics as we head into their first patch of pre-season games. Marcus Smart also joins the program in an exclusive interview with CelticsBlog’s Jared Weiss.  They dive deep into Smart’s work to fix his jump shot this summer and how that will change the dynamic for not just Smart himself, but the entire Celtics offense both for the starting and second units. TIMESTAMPS 4:00 Covering Kobe’s Final year 8:03 Pina on Kobe’s final game and stealing Kanye West’s spotlight 10:15 Jared discusses his interactions with KG 16:00 General state of Celtics entering season 25:45 Al Horford’s as a passing hub 33:34 Jaylen Brown’s role 41:05 Gerald Green’s role as 3 and D guy 42:40 Tyler Zeller role 46:20 Pina’s unique approach to coverage 51:00 Marcus Smart interview It’s all on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, October 2nd 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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176: Jo Jo White | Boston Celtics Classics | Kevin Garnett Retires | Powered by CLNS Radio

Sep 25, 2016 - 00:58:45

Every year on Celtics Beat, we delve into the history of the NBA’s most legendary franchise...the Boston Celtics! This year, during the off-season, we individually profile a player rather than a specific game.   Jo Jo White returns to the airwaves to talk about his career as a Celtic, how hard it was to come to a team that just lost Bill Russell and going about to establish its own championship pedigree of its own.  How relevant is that to today as this current group of Celtics, where after the departure of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Boston is now clearly on a similar upward path?   And speaking of KG, it goes about saying there will be some reflection on his career following his retirement.   It’s all on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, September 25th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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175: Kevin Pelton | Atlanta Hawks Primer w/ Chris Vivlamore | Boston Celtics v. Eastern Conference | Powered by CLNS Radio

Sep 18, 2016 - 00:56:26

The end of the primer series marks the end of the NBA off-season.  With the Boston Celtics training camp set to open next week, it’s is the last show of the summer of Celtics Beat.  And we wrap up the primer series with the Atlanta Hawks with Chris Vivlamore.  There’s been a lot of talk about what the addition of Al Horford will do for the Celtics.  But what about his loss to the Hawks? That has gone under the radar, but safe to say, it won’t this week. Kevin Pelton of ESPN also returns to the airwaves.  With the conclusion of the primer series of Boston’s most relevant foes, but what about everyone else.  KP gives the rundown of the entire conference in today’s featured guest segment. It’s all on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, September 18th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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174: Ian Eagle | Brooklyn Nets Primer | Boston Celtics Future Drafts | Powered by CLNS Radio

Sep 11, 2016 - 00:59:57

NFL Kickoff Weekend means that we’re one week closer to the start of the NBA season.  And we continue our Boston Celtics primer series, this week not looking at an NBA Playoffs foe, but rather a supplier of highly valued first round selections in the NBA Draft: Our Yearly Preview of the Brooklyn Nets. Ian Eagle, Nets play-by-play announcer for the YES Network, stops by for his annual September appearance on Celtics Beat.  Brooklyn cleaned house this off-season, new GM, new coach, new players.  So, it goes without saying: How will it work out? What are the philosophies of Sean Marks and their rookie head coach Kenny Atkinson? Are they going to put an emphasis on player development and not worry about the repercussions of sending more high lottery picks Boston’s way.  And yes, we’ll do it.  Point blank: Will the Nets be the worst team in the NBA? And if not, what is their best case scenario for 2016-17? And while this is a Celtics-centric show, most are well aware of Ian’s role as one of the NFL on CBS top play-by-play announcers.  Ian will be calling Dolphins v. Seahawks game today on CBS.  So we’ll cheat and get a little football talk.  How will the New England Patriots survive without Tom Brady? And of course, we get Ian’s SuperBowl 51 pick. It’s all on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, September 11th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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173: Stephanie Ready & Dave McMenamin | Charlotte Hornets & Cleveland Cavaliers Primers | Powered by CLNS Radio

Sep 4, 2016 - 00:58:01

Happy Labor Day! Summer is now officially over here on the East Coast.  The NBA season is now just weeks away and the Boston Celtics are counting down the days to training camp and the 2016-17 campaign.  And in doing so, we continue our primers of the Celtics premiere competition in the NBA’s Eastern Conference here on Celtics Beat. Stephanie Ready, color commentator for the Charlotte Hornets on FOX Sports South is first up.  The Hornets were one of the surprise teams in the league last year and are generally regarded to be one of the best coached teams in the league.  What makes this band of castaways go? Last year, they rode productive seasons from many free-agents-to-be such as Al Jefferson, Courtney Lee, Jeremy Lin, Marvin Williams and Nic Batum.  Lin, Lee and Jefferson are gone and weren’t really replaced.  Will these losses drop Charlotte from being a team to be taken seriously? And if not, how will they be replaced? Despite finishing with identical records last year, can we get Stephanie to admit that Boston will be far and away a superior team to Charlotte in 2017? Then there’s the other end of the spectrum.  The clear-cut favorites and alpha dogs of the Eastern Conference: LeBron James and the World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.  Outside of a LeBron injury, what can stop the Cavs from getting back to the Finals? Dave spoke with Kyrie Irvin before the Olympics, listen to find out what he told him. It’s on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, September 4th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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172: Quinn Buckner & Coach Jack Armstrong | Indiana Pacers & Toronto Raptors Primers | Powered by CLNS Radio

Aug 28, 2016 - 00:59:10

Training camp is now less than a month away and Labor Day is next week.  The summer is winding down which means the NBA season is right around the corner.  Which gives Celtics Beat ample opportunity to preview some conference rivals for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17. Quinn Buckner, longtime NBA veteran, former Celtic, and current Indiana Pacers color commentator on FOX Sports Indiana is back on the CLNS Radio airwaves once again to give a primer on the Pacers and their off-season.  No team outside of Oakland added more talent to their roster this season than Indiana. What kind of challenges will there be to get all these pieces to mesh? What other weaknesses do the Pacers have that the Celtics could exploit? And would Paul George, being the best player in a potential playoff series, knock off teams like the Celtics and God forbid, the Cleveland Cavaliers? It doesn’t end there.  Coach Jack Armstrong of TSN also stops by to talk about the Toronto Raptors, and their quiet summer which was highlighted by retaining DeMar DeRozan and signing former Celtic Jared Sullinger.  Will that cut the mustard? Jack is a huge fan of the Celtics off-season and a huge fan of this Boston team.  He also believes the Raptors took a step back this year.  Does that mean he believes the Raptors will surrender the Atlantic Division to Boston? Find out on this week’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, August 28th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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171: Kristen Ledlow | 2016-17 NBA Schedule Release | Boston Celtics w/ 22 Nat’l TV Games | Powered by CLNS Radio

Aug 21, 2016 - 00:52:02

Turn the page: We are now well into August and everything is in the bank for the Boston Celtics and the NBA.  Last season is now last season and this past summer is now last summer.  The NBA schedule has now been released and it’s now about looking forward to the 2016-17 NBA season. Kristen Ledlow of NBAtv and Turner Sports is back on the broadcast to talk about the biggest takeaway from the new schedule: The Boston Celtics are featured on national TV 22 times.  Wow! That certainly provides plenty of discussion for the show.  Does that Al Horford addition really make that much of a difference? Can the Celtics really be considered as a (gulp!) dark-horse title contender? Kristen also gives a rundown of which games she is most looking forward to for the 2017 NBA’s regular season. It’s all on this wee’s Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, August 21st 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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170: Austin Ainge | Off-Season in Review | Boston Celtics Draft & Free Agency w/ Matt Keller | Powered by CLNS Radio

Aug 14, 2016 - 00:58:35

Cherry on top: The 2016 Boston Celtics Off-Season is now likely over and the countdown to NBA Training Camp is officially on.  The Celtics had a very busy NBA Draft, made a major splash with Al Horford, almost lured Kevin Durant, and were quiet again on the trade front.  Unquestionably a better team for 2017, the Celts are rapidly rising in the NBA ranks. Austin Ainge, Boston Celtics Director of Player Personnel returns to CLNS Radio to recap the entire Off-Season with Larry H. Russell in this week’s very special Summer in Review show.  Starting from the immediate fallout of the playoff defeat, Austin provides exclusive insight into how the team planned to approach the summer then; what the brass felt would be the best pathways to immediately improve the roster while maintaining long-term flexibility. LHR and Austin review the transpirings of the summer in chronological order: Did the NBA Draft go as well as the team planned? What did they get out of it? Why weren’t the able to get any potential moves done? And of course, July 4th weekend: What went down: Al Horford.  And what didn’t: Kevin Durant.  Austin also provides his thoughts on this year’s team and caps it off by, yes, providing a letter grade for the Celtics summer. There’s also immediate reaction.  The Lead Sports Matt Keller stops by following Austin’s appearance to offer his analysis on Ainge’s interview.  It’s a jammed-packed edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, August 14th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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169: Chris Forsberg | Summer Forecast on ESPN.com | Boston Celtics 2017 Predictions | Powered by CLNS Radio

Aug 7, 2016 - 00:59:29

Summer Forecast 2016: How much will our predictions for the 2016-17 Boston Celtics change in the immediate aftermath of their off-season until the eve of the 2017 NBA campaign at the end of October? Well, we’ll find out on episode #169 of Celtics Beat. Chris Forsberg has been conducting the Summer Forecasts with various members of the Boston media over on ESPN.com for the past six summers.  And this year, the expectations are the highest for the Celts as they have been in years. Is 50 wins the bare minimum? How many games will Boston win? Who’s starting at center on Opening Night to complete the starting five? And will that be the same come mid January? How about the back-end of the roster, who gets the final two spots? Does it matter? And how about this: Can the Boston Celtics have the #1 defense in the NBA in 2017? Find out who says Hell Yes and a whole lot more. It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, August 7th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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168: A. Sherrod Blakely | Boston Celtics Roster Status | Doc Rivers & Blake Griffin Back in the News | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jul 31, 2016 - 00:58:59

July 31, 2007: The nine year anniversary of Kevin Garnett being traded to the Boston Celtics. Many have drawn today's date as the "line in the sand" for potential trades to occur. Today, Jimmy Toscano of the Boston Metro joins Nick Gelso to fill the host duties for Larry H. Russell. A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE is today's featured guest.  With Doc Rivers recently back in the news for his candid interview on The Vertical Podcast, Toscano, Gelso and Blakely discuss everything nostalgic from the Kevin Garnett Era, Paul Pierce retiring with the Boston Celtics.  Heck, even Dennis Johnson's name creeps into the conversation. In current Celtics news, Sherrod discusses Jae Crowder taking exception to his 2017 Free Agents Article on Twitter, who will make the roster, Marcus Smart's potential and they even go cliche and give their win predictions if the season were to start today.   It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 31st 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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167: Michael Lee | NBA & Boston Celtics Off-Season Discussion w/ Adam Himmelsbach | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jul 24, 2016 - 00:59:13

Are things beginning to quiet down? That’s been the case on Twitter.  Does that mean it is in the real world for the Boston Celtics and the rest of the NBA? CLNS Radio and Celtics Beat presents two people who may have the answers: The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach and The Vertical at Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Lee.  They’ll stop by to provide the answers to the following questions: How close are the Celts on a deal for Blake Griffin? Is Jahlil Okafor a potential option or is that just media day dreaming? While there’s seemingly zero talk for Russell Westbrook now, what about during the season when the Oklahoma City Thunder will likely struggle? And most importantly, should the Celtics bother going for it with how good the Golden State Warriors will be this season? Oh, and we have major groundbreaking roster news: Gerald Green has signed with the Celtics and Tyler Zeller is back! It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 24th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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166: Mike Smith | Blake Griffin & Russell Westbrook NBA Trade Rumors | Boston Celtics Summer League w/ Brian Robb | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jul 17, 2016 - 01:00:07

The NBA off-season is still red hot, both in the rumor mill and on the court in NBA Summer League out in Las Vegas.  Are the Boston Celtics on the verge of something massive? Could their next super team feature Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook to go along with Al Horford? Who would go and who would stay on this current Celtics roster? Michael Smith, former Celtics and current Los Angeles Clippers color commentator goes over it all on the Blake Griffin trade front.  Are the Clips really interested in breaking up their team? If so, what would it cost on Boston’s end? Is it worth it for the Celts? Would a Griffin-Westbrook-Horford group be a title team? And that’s not all.  Brian Robb was in Las Vegas and chatted up with CLNS Radio’s own Jared Weiss to give the lowdown on the NBA Summer League and what to make of many of the young Celtics’ performance. It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 17th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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165: Abby Chin | Kevin Durant Spurns Boston Celtics & OKC Thunder; Joins GS Warriors w/ Danny Leroux | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jul 10, 2016 - 01:00:12

Kevin Durant has spurned the Boston Celtics, dumped the Oklahoma City Thunder and has decided to join the powerhouse Golden State Warriors.  It still stings and it’s utterly flabbergasting.  How could someone be so hell-bent on taking the easy way out to win a championship and join a bitter rival to meet an end goal? Danny Leroux of realGMRadio will stop by to attempt to answer those questions.  At the very least, it should be a lot of fun.  But will it be as fun unless the Warriors come out like gangbusters next year and 2007-Patriots the league? Or will they cruise to make sure they win the NBA championship? That’s not all there.  Abby Chin of CSNNE will stop by to talk about...yes, the Boston Celtics.  They who just signed Al Horford and introduced him this past Friday afternoon.  Is the off-season still good enough for the Celts and should they be more aggressive or lay low for the next few years knowing the Dubs will likely dominate the NBA? It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 10th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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164: Howard Beck | Al Horford to the Boston Celtics w/Justin Poulin | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jul 3, 2016 - 00:56:07

Al Horford to the Boston Celtics - yay! Well, the big fallacy that the Celts have never signed a major free agent is over.  And it’s more than just that.  The Celts added a major piece.  How much does Horford improve the team? What kind of repercussions does it have in the rest of the Eastern Conference? And will the Celts get Kevin Durant?! Justin Poulin is up early to provide instant analysis to the mayhem. Howard Beck will also stop by for a few brief moments to rundown the rest of NBA Free Agency.  There’s a ton of money being thrown around, and outside of maybe Horford, a lot of it is on lesser players.  Will a lot of teams regret many of these players signed to these deals? What type of long term impact will it have for the NBA not just on the court, but off? Is a labor crisis looming or is the league just so healthy that nothing will stop the train from rolling along?  It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, July 3rd 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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163: Scott Howard-Cooper + Ben Golliver | 2016 NBA Draft Review | Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jun 26, 2016 - 00:59:58

Was it a clunker? There was a lot of hype and anticipation heading into the 2016 NBA Draft for the Boston Celtics, but universal sentiment has everyone from fans, media and possibly those within the organization far from enamored about the night the Celtics had back on Thursday evening.  Sure they didn’t make a big move, but what about the rest of the night? Did anything go right? Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com and NBAtv will check into Celtics Beat first to give a rundown on the six selections the Celts utilized.  Let’s cut right to the chase: What can Jaylen Brown do? Does he seriously have the highest bust potential of all the top players? How fearful should people be of his lack of production at Cal? Is he even better to last year’s top target, Justise Winslow? And what about the other players, including the three second round selections? What are their strengths and do any of them have futures in the NBA? That’s not all there.  There was plenty of fallout from the NBA Draft.  Where does Thursday leave the Celtics? Did it set back the team in any capacity? Why aren’t teams biting on Boston’s supposedly loaded warchest? Are teams completely afraid of trading with Danny Ainge? Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated offers his views and more on what was a highly talked-about day in the national circles regarding what Boston did and did not do on Draft Night. It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 26th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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162: Nicole Auerbach | 2016 NBA Draft Preview | Boston Celtics + NBA Trade Primer w/ Chris Forsberg

Jun 19, 2016 - 00:59:43

Double duty this week: After last week’s impromptu interview with free agent-to-be Jared Dudley, we’re going to have to double up this week on Celtics Beat with a 2016 NBA Draft Preview as well as a Boston Celtics trade primer...all in one show!   Chris Forsberg of ESPN will take care of the trade primer with LHR.  It’s all about possibilities here.  We know it’s a lock people would be more than willing to part with lottery selections for Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin, and Kevin Love.  But what about rolling the dice on some aging and pricier players like Carmelo Anthony and Marc Gasol? And what about Jahlil Okafor? What should Boston consider in a potential package for him? And who are some other names that fans aren’t hearing about who the Celts could target beginning on Draft Night?   And FINALLY...a Draft Preview.  Nicole Auerbach of USA Today tags in after Chris to give the Celtics Beat audience an in-depth look at the college talent incoming to the NBA, running all the way down the line.   It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 19th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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161: Jared Dudley | NBA Free Agency | Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jun 12, 2016 - 00:53:57

There are few teams in the NBA more appealing than the Boston Celtics.  Don’t take it from us, take it from today’s featured guest. Jared Dudley, veteran NBA swingman and current free agent wants in on the Boston Celtics.  Dudley discusses the reasons as to why, from everything to the stability of the organization, to how good of a coach Brad Stevens is, and the fans of Boston.  He is talks about why his skills such as his versatility and outside shooting would help fill some deficiencies that the Celts have as of now.  Jared also believes his leadership skills and veteran presence would be essential to a young, up-and-coming team like the Celtics. He doesn’t stop there.  With the new salary cap, he won’t exactly come cheap.  Tune in to find out the price, and to also hear Jared discuss his future after the NBA, his relationship with the media, and the massive influx of analytics and advanced data into the NBA since the new decade. It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 12th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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160: Sean Deveney | NBA Free Agent Primer | Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio

Jun 5, 2016 - 00:59:53

Continuing in the spirit of special edition shows, this week will take an in-depth look at free agency this summer in the NBA...for the Boston Celtics of course. Sean Deveney, NBA Insider for the Sporting News is back once again for appearance number six.  He and LHR will list out what they believe are the Celts top five free agent targets this summer.  Who Boston probably wants; who they should want; who they should stay away from.  What free agents will get a deal that teams will regret some ten months from now? It’s everything and anything.  And before looking at what the Celts can add in the off-season, they first have to keep.  So what are the odds on return for Jared Sullinger, Evan Turner, Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko? What would it take to keep them? It’s all on this week’s edition of Celtics Beat. Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, June 5th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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159: Sean Grande | 2016 NBA Off-Season Preview | Boston Celtics Outlook | Powered by CLNS Radio

May 29, 2016 - 00:59:16

With the fate of the Boston Celtics in the 2016 NBA Draft now sealed, Brad Stevens, Danny Ainge, team management and everyone else now know what the Celtics have on their hands as they enter the summer of 2016: Three first-round draft choices including the third overall as well as $50+ million dollars of cap space.  So therefore, we can now finally preview the 2016 NBA Off-Season. Sean Grande, Celtics radio play-by-play for 98.5 FM The Sports Hub in Boston will do so with Larry H. Russell.  Sean and LHR will spend the entire show together, take one last look back on the season -- all that was accomplished this year, both short and long term and use that to assess where the Celts are heading into this summer and what legitimate opportunities there are out there for the team.  Will the organization and fans just have to accept this will be a longer process where Boston will build through the draft? What free agents out there will the Celts target and who will be the best fit? What about the future of Evan Turner and Jared Sullinger? And of course, what will the Celts do on Draft Night? Check out this special Memorial Day edition of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 29th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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158: Jeff Goodman | NBA Draft Lottery Recap | Boston Celtics Draw #3 | Powered by CLNS Radio

May 22, 2016 - 00:59:53

The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery has yielded the third overall selection for the Boston Celtics...courtesy of the Brooklyn Nets.  Boston held serve for the first time in a while.  Should fans and team executives be disappointed at the lack of lottery luck? Jeff Goodman of ESPN is back on Celtics Beat to breakdown the coming NBA Draft and lay out all the scenarios for the Celtics.  Goodman gives a rundown and scouting reports on all potential draftees for the Celts, and lays out scenarios and his own predictions as well.  How likely is it that the Celts even use the pick anyways. There’s more: Goodman discusses the value of the Celtics pick courtesy of the Nets NEXT YEAR, what they should do in this coming off-season, as well as discusses if Boston has the best future of any NBA team.  And if not, who does? It’s all on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by Blue Apron, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 22nd 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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157: Mike Gorman | 2015-16 Season in Review Show | Boston Celtics Trade Commodities w/ Mike Walsh

May 15, 2016 - 00:57:29

Time for the unofficial official 2015-16 Season in Review show for the Boston Celtics.  It was still a bit too fresh from their loss to the Atlanta Hawks to do it two weeks ago, and there was still a lot to take away from that particular postseason series in the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.  But now, it’s time... Mike Gorman, Celtics play-by-play announcer returns to the show and joins LHR to run through the entire 2015-16 campaign on the 157th edition of Celtics Beat.  The Celtics’ voice will not just recap the entire season which began at this time last year with the off-season, but Mike will go through his off-season intuitions, pre-season predictions, in-season thoughts and other musings and thoughts that come to his mind when recapping this last calendar year.  Mr. Gorman and LHR will shoot through what they felt was the turning point of the season, what was less-obvious things were accomplished this year, the wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the early-season frustrations and why they were occurring, and they’ll offer some final takes to the series against the Hawks as well as early summer predictions on who’s coming and going That’s not all, Celtics beat reporter Mike Walsh of CLNS Radio will discuss his featured column in the Celtics’ loaded backcourt that ran on the website this week.  What is the value of each Marcus Smart, Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley and what is the likelihood that they all return? Catch this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network..  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 15th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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156: Kyle Draper | Player Report Cards | 2016 Boston Celtics | Thunder-Spurs NBA Playoffs

May 8, 2016 - 00:59:26

Scrap those five-point plans on getting Kevin Durant to the Boston Celtics this summer.  There’s still a bit of a wait-and-see game there with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the midst of a huge playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Playoffs.  So until that series reaches a conclusion and if the Spurs can take care of business, the Thunder remain overwhelming favorites in keeping their superstar.  So let’s talk about what we have in front of us and that still being a fairly fresh, and wildly successful 2016 Celtics campaign in the NBA.  This week, we’ll get the red pen out and dish out report cards. Kyle Draper, host of Celtics Pre + Postgame live on Comcast Sports Net New England is today’s only guest and he’ll play the role of professor as he and LHR hand out their grades.  Where did they agree and disagree? How much should injuries detract from the breakout seasons of Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk and Jae Crowder? Despite struggling in the postseason, can you give anything less than a straight A to Isaiah Thomas? What about James Young and the rookies? And is Jared Sullinger worthy of an ...F? Kyle and LHR go up and down the entire roster and even dish out grades to Coach Brad Stevens, Danny Ainge, and the fans! It’s all on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network..  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 8th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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155: Bob Ryan | 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals | Boston Celtics v. Atlanta Hawks | Game 6 Recap w/ Jared Weiss

May 1, 2016 - 01:00:02

That’s a wrap on the 2016 NBA Playoffs and season for the Boston Celtics.  The Atlanta Hawks have dispatched the Celtics in six games and are moving on to the second round to face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers while Boston is going home.  We’ll put the final bow on the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals series and recap Game 6 with Jared Weiss of The Garden Report. Bob Ryan returns to the show as today’s featured guest segment.  Mr. Ryan too will recap the series against Atlanta and go a bit more in depth as he offers his take on whether or not Brad Stevens was outcoached by Mike Budenholzer; whether the Celts’ effort levels at times during Games 5 and 6 were acceptable; whether Boston should’ve rested a few bodies down the stretch.  Professor Ryan will also get his red ink out and grade the Boston Celtics in 2016 as well as take some preliminary looks at the Celts’ off-season which starts with the NBA Draft Lottery on May 17th. It’s all on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, May 1st 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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154: Chris Vivlamore | Atlanta Hawks v. Boston Celtics Game 4 Preview | 2016 NBA Playoffs Game 3 Recap w/ Justin Poulin

Apr 24, 2016 - 00:58:21

Well the Boston Celtics are back in this 2016 NBA Playoffs series against the Atlanta Hawks, but is it at a major price? Isaiah Thomas had a huge game against the Hawks but there’s much to discuss about what the deal will be from the NBA league office. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution is back on the CLNS Radio airwaves to talk about Boston’s big Game 3 win over the Hawks.  How’d they do it? How much of an impact did that home crowd the C’s had at the TD Garden? What adjustments, if any, do the Hawks have to make? As short handed as the Celts are, can extend the series let alone beat the Hawks? And what about this whole Isaiah Thomas so-called incident? Has the NBA taken it too far micromanaging every non-basketball play? Isn’t the Marcus Smart flop worse in terms of impacting the integrity of the game? That and more as well as an appearance from Celtics Stuff Live Justin Poulin to discuss LHR’s latest article which ran this past week on CLNSRadio.com. It’s all on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 24th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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153: Chris Forsberg | Boston Celtics Recap v. Atlanta Hawks Game 1 Recap | 2016 NBA Playoffs

Apr 17, 2016 - 00:57:33

The 2016 NBA Playoffs is underway and the Boston Celtics have drawn the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.  Celtics Beat will be released Sunday at 8 AM ET with a recap of Saturday night’s playoff opener. Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston will be at Game 1 down in Atlanta, and then he’ll be on Celtics Beat to psychoanalyze everything that happened in the Celtics first playoff game with LHR, as well as what will happen in the rest of the series.  And while a day’s worth of NBA Playoffs games will be played, LHR and Chris will make their 2016 NBA Finals predictions. So tune into this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 17th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS GAME 3 PLAYOFF TICKETS NOW: Subscribe, rate & review Celtics Beat on iTunes

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152: Tas Melas | Boston Celtics Recap v. New Orleans Pelicans, Milwaukee Bucks & Atlanta Hawks | NBA Eastern Conference

Apr 10, 2016 - 00:55:51

Biggest regular season game...in a long time: The Boston Celtics battled it out Saturday night with the Atlanta Hawks in a fight for the NBA Eastern Conference third seed in the 2016 NBA Playoffs.  LHR recaps that as well as wins against the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks and also looks at the possible benefits of being the fourth seed in the conference. Tas Melas of NBAtv continues on this conversation and discusses the best potential matchups for the Celtics in the playoffs.  They also discuss the hypothetical of a Celtics and Toronto Raptors playoff series should that ever come to fruition. Tas and LHR continue to make their way around the NBA as well, including the possibilities of the Cavaliers losing early as well as where they are leaning towards who will be in the NBA Finals.  It’s all this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 10th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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151: Leon Powe | Boston Celtics v. Golden State Warriors Recap | Los Angeles Lakers Preview | 2008 Celtics v. 16 Warriors & San Antonio Spurs

Apr 3, 2016 - 00:59:47

Signature win...and then some.  Tough to put a capper on the Boston Celtics ending the 54 game home winning streak of the Golden State Warriors and becoming the first team in the 2015-16 NBA campaign to defeat the Dubs at the Oracle.  First off, how in the world did the Celts do this on a second night of a back-to-back, without Jae Crowder...and against a team that was 68-7?! Not only is this the trademark win of the Brad Stevens era, but was winning on Friday even more valuable than winning a playoff series? Leon Powe is today’s guest with LHR to talk about Friday’s huge win.  As well as: Who would win, Leon’s 2008 Celtics or this year’s Warriors or San Antonio Spurs team? How attractive is the Celtics situation to players in and around the league and can Boston be an enjoyable city to young NBA athletes? That’s not all, this week’s edition of Celtics Beat has the Celtics pregame segment for tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.  Around the NBA in 5 is back as well, to, you guessed it: Pile on the D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young debacle. All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Sunday, April 3rd 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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150: Kevin Pelton | Boston Celtics Recap v. Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors & Phoenix Suns | Marcus Smart Struggles | Re-Signing Jared Sullinger

Mar 27, 2016 - 01:00:12

Happy Easter! The Boston Celtics have righted the ship recently with some easy wins over some lackluster foes in the Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, and the Kyle Lowry-less Toronto Raptors.  LHR recaps the week that was including Saturday night’s contest against the Phoenix Suns in the 150th episode of Celtics Beat. Kevin Pelton of ESPN is this week’s featured guest on this Easter Sunday edition of Celtics Beat.  While the Celts have righted the ship to an extent, fans and media members alike have gotten a bit antsy over Marcus Smart’s shooting woes to say the least.  How is this affecting Smart’s development? Will this allow him to live up to expectations of being the sixth overall pick or should they be quelled a bit? And what about other contributors to this Boston team and their situations going forward? For example, what will it take for the Celtics to re-sign a guy like Jared Sullinger? No Around the NBA in 5 again, however with Pelton in the house -- there’s plenty of talk about the greatest team in NBA history.  Mr. Pelton once ranked the 1986 Boston Celtics as the second best team in NBA history.  What calculations brought him to that conclusion and where will the 2016 Golden State Warriors fit in that debate when it’s all said and done? All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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149: Sekou Smith | Kevin Durant to Boston Celtics | Recap v. Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors | Philadelphia 76ers Pregame w/ Chris Forsberg

Mar 20, 2016 - 01:00:25

Donut week: The worst case scenario as stated on Episode #148 has come true here for Episode #149 -- the Boston Celtics went winless this past week and are now riding a four game losing streak.  After losses to Paul George and the Indiana Pacers, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Toronto Raptors, the Boston Celtics will look to end their losing streak against the lowly Philadelphia 76ers tonight.  ESPN’s Chris Forsberg recaps the week and previews tonight’s game with LHR. Sekou Smith of NBAtv and NBA.com also makes a return appearance for today’s featured guest segment.  One major storyline this past week was Kevin Durant playing in Boston.  How realistic is it that he can be a Celtic next year and is he really a guy who can single handedly elevate a franchise like LeBron James can? LHR and Sekou go deep in this free-flowing feature which also includes chatter about the national perception of the Celtics and the city of Boston to prospective free agents and whether the historic 2016 Golden State Warriors or San Antonio Spurs can break the 1986 Celtics home win record. All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, March 20th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.   ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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148: Michael Lee | Kevin Durant and NBA Free Agency | Boston Celtics Recap v. Memphis Grizzlies + Houston Rockets w/ Jay King

Mar 13, 2016 - 00:55:26

Home winning streak snapped: The Houston Rockets came into Boston Friday night and ended the longest winning streak the Celts have had in Boston in nearly 25 years.  How troubling is this with the Celtics brutal schedule ahead? LHR and MassLive’s Jay King discuss whether the Celts should be given a bit of a mulligan for Friday with how good they’ve looked, such as a recent win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Michael Lee, senior NBA writer for The Vertical at Yahoo Sports offers up his vantage point on the Boston Celtics.  Michael’s been on recent assignment in Los Angeles covering the Celts’ arch-rival, the Lakers.  How does the job Danny Ainge and co. have done matchup with what LA has going for them? And which of these teams is in a better position to not just contend, but make the move to contend? It may not be the answer that you think. Most importantly, Kevin Durant -- another week of discussion.  Lee is yet another name in the national media who believes there’s a legitimate chance for the Celtics and he’d be a perfect fit.  Michael and LHR go in depth with this and Larry H. finishes with his thoughts and gameplan as the Thunder come to Boston this coming Wednesday. All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, March 13th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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147: Howard Beck | Boston Celtics Recap v. Cleveland Cavaliers + New York Knicks + Portland Trail Blazers | Kevin Durant

Mar 6, 2016 - 00:56:58

Elite in the East: The Boston Celtics sit alone at third in the Eastern Conference even after last night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and a perfect homestand with victories over the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, and New York Knicks. Howard Beck, senior NBA writer for Bleacher Report is yet another in the national media who’s attention has been directed at what’s going on in Boston.  Can the Celtics really compete with LeBron James and the Cavs this year and actually make the NBA Finals? But if not, is it now just a matter of time.  Is the long-term savior just around the door.  The Oklahoma City Thunder are underachieving and seemingly have no shot in the Western Conference.  So does that not make the Celtics a prime landing spot for Durant? The answer is: Yes! LHR gives Howard his plan and breakdown on how the Celts can put a plan in place to get their franchise cornerstone. All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, March 6th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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146: Rich Gotham | Boston Celtics President | Recap v. Milwaukee Bucks + Miami Heat

Feb 28, 2016 - 01:00:00

The homestand has begun and the final stretch of the season is here.  The Boston Celtics have completed the first two legs of a five game home set with games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat with the Utah Jazz on tap for tomorrow.  With Kelly Olynyk out, the Celts are dearly missing his presence and treading water.  Can that continue or are they in a bit of trouble in these final 23 games? LHR has that and a brief recap of the week. Rich Gotham, President of the Boston Celtics is featured on today’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Rich discusses everything from the current play of the team, the perception of fans both towards the current product and the future prospects, as well as the state of the organization.  Has there been any change or changes in the mindset towards constructing the team with the way the league has shifted around to where it’s harder to acquire star players.  Will there be a more methodical process towards building the next great Celtics team? All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, February 28th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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145: Steve Bulpett | NBA & Boston Celtics Trade Deadline Recap | Denver Nuggets Pre-Game Show w/ Justin Poulin

Feb 21, 2016 - 00:58:59

The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone.  No moves for the Boston Celtics, but could there have been? There have been rumors that Jahlil Okafor was nearly sent to Boston before the Philadelphia 76ers backed out at the last second? Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald stops by Celtics Beat to recap the deadline.  Bulpett may have been the man who cracked the code on the mysterious trade that Danny Ainge alluded to in Friday interviews in Boston.  It’s not just if Okafor was the guy, what was the level of interest in other Celtics players in the roster. Are there worries that the team may have ‘too many’ draft picks for Draft Night? And what about the other rumored deals for Dwight Howard or Al Horford? Were these at all legit? Celtics Beat isn’t done there.  The Celts have a game today against the Denver Nuggets and Justin Poulin will stop by for the Pregame segment.  And, it doesn’t end there...the triumphant return of Around the NBA in 5! All this on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, February 21st, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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144: Steve Smith | NBA All Star Game & Trade Deadline | Boston Celtics Season Review w/ Patrick Gilroy

Feb 14, 2016 - 00:57:28

NBA All Star Weekend is here.  Tonight’s game will feature Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and will air exclusively on TNT.  Celtics Beat is here right now as always and Larry H. Russell will use the NBA’s All Star game as well as this Thursday’s trade deadline to as ways to gauge different vantage points of amongst those on the inside and outside of the organization.  With the trade deadline approaching, are certain fans fantasies indirect barometer measurements of where this team is really at? ESPN New Hampshire’s Patrick Gilroy weighs in, and don’t worry there’ll be plenty of talks regarding the deadline. Steve Smith of NBAtv and Turner Sports stops by for a little All Star game sitdown as he and LHR go Around the NBA and the Eastern Conference.  Can the Celtics or any team for that matter compete with the Cleveland Cavaliers or are they a dead mortal lock from the Finals? And can anything stop a Golden State Warriors v. San Antonio Sports Western Conference Finals showdown? You’ll be surprised at Steve’s answer.  Oh, and he also gives his take on the state of the Celtics as well.  Why wouldn’t he? It’s Celtics Beat! This week’s episode is brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, February 14th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.   ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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143: Adrian Wojnarowski | Boston Celtics Trade Deadline Preview | Sacramento Kings Pre-Game Show w/ Justin Poulin

Feb 7, 2016 - 01:00:00

Think the rumor mill is on fire for the Boston Celtics? Think again.  The media has jumped on possibilities for the Celtics including Denver Nuggets Danilo Gallinari, Atlanta Hawks Al Horford and Houston Rockets Dwight Howard.  Are there serious trade conversations taking place? Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical right now says no...at least not yet.  In fact, should fans be gearing up for the Celtics not even making a major move this deadline? Possibly even this summer.  What about Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant or Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin? Are they possibilities.  All this and more with Woj. The Celtics are also back in action today against the Sacramento Kings after a HUGE win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  LHR chats with Justin Poulin of Celtics Stuff Live to recap the week and preview today’s game on Super Bowl Sunday. Celtics Beat is brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, February 7th, 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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142: Jeff Turner + Chris Forsberg | Boston Celtics Recap v Orlando Magic Pre-Game Show | Kelly Olynyk | NBA Trade Deadline

Jan 31, 2016 - 01:00:09

Have the Boston Celtics turned the cornah?! This won’t be the first time you’ll hear that really annoying cliche phrase! It’s the theme of the latest edition of Celtics Beat as LHR asks that question to himself, to which he answers as well as to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg who’s back in the house. So many questions and so many answers! Have they turned the corner? Whom in the NBA would you trade the Nets pick for? Was it truly beneficial the team made the NBA Playoffs last year? Are Kelly Olynyk and Jae Crowder truly valuable pieces in a trade? Is this team playing an entertaining enough brand of basketball to appease the diehards and entertain casual fans? All of this and more with LHR and Chris. Jeff Turner also re-appears on the show to breakdown the Celtics victory Friday night over the Orlando Magic, as well as look at tonight’s game in the Boston Celtics Pre-Game segment. Celtics Beat is brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, January 31st 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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141: Bob Ryan | 1986 Boston Celtics Special Edition | NBA Greatest Team Ever

Jan 24, 2016 - 00:59:01

It’s the 30th anniversary for the 1986 Boston Celtics championship.  Is that the best single season team in NBA history? Bob Ryan, author, commentator, and longtime columnist for the Boston Globe is the most well-regarded individual to answer that question and he’ll join Celtics Beat to offer his take with host Larry H. Russell.  LHR and Bob will relive that season in a way so unique from any other entity.  Are there any arguments as to what teams were better.  What about Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led Lakers in 1987? Or any of the best Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls teams such as those in 1992 or 1996? Yes, we may be in the midst of the NBA season and LHR will touch briefly upon the week and what lies ahead.  But a special season does call for the occasional special show.  So the tradition-seekers will definitely appreciate the 141st edition of Celtics Beat. Celtics Beat is brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, January 24th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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140: Kristen Ledlow | Recap v Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, Washington Wizards | 1986 Boston Celtics w/ Skip Perham

Jan 17, 2016 - 00:59:30

After a rough stretch of a lot of losing, the Boston Celtics are seemingly back on track.  Yes, they missed a golden opportunity to really establish themselves as one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference, but the Celtics were at a point where there season could’ve gone ary. However, the season has been a little stale.  The lack of improvement from last year, while not crippling in any sense of the imagination, to the franchise is still agitating to the fans.  If fans are a little frustrated with the lack of improvement thus far, it may be best to check out CSNNE’s series on the 1986 Boston Celtics.  LHR will get some brief words with Skip Perham from The Network.  Consider this a therapy edition of Celtics Beat. To continue in that mold, we haven’t gone Around the NBA in 5 recently. So why don’t we go Around the NBA in about 20? Or better yet, just discuss the two teams that are on a head-on collision to decide the Larry O’Brien trophy (and possibly in January!) - the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs.  We are a week away from what is gearing up to be one of the biggest regular season games in memory, and NBATVs and Turner Sports Kristen Ledlow will stop by for her maiden voyage on Celtics Beat. Celtics Beat is brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, January 17th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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139: Brian Scalabrine + Chris Wallace | Recap v Detroit Pistons + Chicago Bulls | Memphis Grizzlies Pre-Game Show

Jan 10, 2016 - 00:56:41

Things are getting ugly for the Boston Celtics.  Right as fans thought they were ready to go on a run with a string of cupcakes on the schedule, the rug has been pulled right from underneath Celtics Nation.  Is it time to panic? Larry H. Russell says no but he’s upset just as anyone should be.  What does guest Brian Scalabrine of Comcast Sports Net have to say? The Celtics will try and get back on track tonight when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies.  As always, Celtics Beat will conduct a pre-game segment.  Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace will join the broadcast once again to give Celtics fans a quick appraisal of the Celtics opponent this Sunday night. Celtics Beat is brought to you by audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, January 10th 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio.   ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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138: Marc Spears | Celtics Stuff Live Reunion | Boston Celtics Week Recap v. New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets

Jan 3, 2016 - 00:49:54

Celtics Stuff Live is back - for now - on CLNS Radio.  Jon Duke and Justin Poulin are reuniting on Celtics Beat as they fill in for Larry H. Russell and discuss...the Boston Celtics.   Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports will join Jon and Justin to discuss the comings and going with the Celtics and Around the NBA.  So much for that long winning streak.  The Celtics suffered an awful loss to the Los Angeles Lakers with Kobe Bryant playing his final game at the TD Garden in Boston.  One would like to think they’ll be able to get back on track against the Brooklyn Nets.   Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, January 3rd 2016.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST FOR BOSTON CELTICS TICKETS NOW: Full details of list of games on facebook.com/celticsbeat

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137: Sean Deveney | Recap v Hornets + Pistons | New York Knicks v. Boston Celtics Pre-Game w/ Chris Forsberg

Dec 27, 2015 - 00:58:13

Final show of 2015 for Celtics Beat.  What an eventful year for the Boston Celtics.  At this time last year, the organization was in no man’s land.  Well, at least they had the Brooklyn picks! But now they have established themselves as a respectable foe in less than one calendar year in the NBA.  Now, what is the next step? Sean Deveney of the Sporting News will return to the show.  It’s all quiet on the NBA rumor mill.  Is that a case of the media not working over the holiday? Is there any trade that could possibly be made? Even something as trivial as David Lee? There has not been a year that hasn’t gone by where Danny Ainge hasn’t made an in-season move so it’s doubtful this year will be different. The Celtics also have a game on tap today back at the TD Garden against Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks.  Chris Forsberg who will be covering today’s game for ESPN Boston will preview the game with LHR. Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, December 27, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio. ENTER CONTEST NOW: Follow on @CLNS_LHR on Twitter to have chance to WIN Celtics tickets against the Indiana Pacers on January 13th!

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136: Sean Grande | Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers + Atlanta Hawks | NBA with Ian Thomsen

Dec 20, 2015 - 00:58:27

2015 is coming to a close and was a phenomenal calendar year for the Boston Celtics.  Unfortunately, the Celtics suffered what was unequivocally their worst week of the calendar year: A big fat doughnut.  Losses to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks left the Celts with an 0-fer week. Sean Grande, radio play by play voice for the Boston Celtics on 98.5 FM The Sports Hub is this week’s featured guest.  What happened to the Boston Celtics this week? Does this team need to make a trade to shake things up like last year? Or will it be an issue that teams are afraid to trade with Danny Ainge? If there’s nothing to be done, what plagued the team this past week and how do they improve? Ian Thomsen of NBA.com will also stop by to discuss where the Celtics are compared to their peers in the rest of the league.  There have been quite a few trade rumors around the Celtics.  Are these even rumors or are these media dirty tricks? Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, December 20, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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135: Jim Barnett | Boston Celtics Week Recap v Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte Hornets | NBA

Dec 13, 2015 - 01:00:11

How about that Boston Celtics contest against the World Champion Golden State Warriors on Friday, huh? It was just one of what was a fairly interesting week in Boston.  Per usual, LHR will recap the whole week and discuss the state of the team with Elrod Enchilada of realGM. Jim Barnett, color commentator for the Golden State Warriors on CSN Bay Area sat down with LHR prior to the Warriors game on Friday to discuss ...Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors! Steph Curry and the Dubs are THE story in professional sports right now.  Hear from the man who’s as close to the team as anyone and what their success could mean for the NBA in the future. Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, December 13, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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134: David Wesley | Boston Celtics Week Recap | Marcus Smart health + Kobe Bryant Legacy w/ Justin Poulin | New Orleans Pelicans Pre-Game Show

Dec 6, 2015 - 01:00:26

The long road trip for the Boston Celtics is nearing its conclusion.  After a trip that started in Florida, crossed south of the border, and then crossed it again -- the Boston Celtics are ready to wrap things up with the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow night.  Some highlights and lowlights in games against the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, and San Antonio Spurs.  Host Larry H. Russell will briefly recap the week as well as look ahead to Monday’s game in New Orleans. David Wesley, former Boston Celtics and current color man for the Pels will return to the show for his trifecta appearance in a special edition of our Boston Celtics Pre-Game segment.  New Orleans scored a big win back on Friday over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Will that get their disappointing season off the mat and carry over to a win against Boston? And how happy is Anthony Davis down in the Bayou in that current situation? Justin Poulin will also check back in for a brief segment.  LHR isn’t too happy with Marcus Smart continuing to miss games.  Is it time to start pointing fingers at the Celtics condition staff? Oh, and that Kobe Bryant guy of the Los Angeles Lakers retired.  Around the NBA in 5 will be brought in for that take. Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, December 6, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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133: Chris Forsberg | Boston Celtics Week Recap v Atlanta Hawks + 76ers + Wizards | Orlando Magic Pre-Game Show w/ David Steele

Nov 29, 2015 - 00:57:59

Are they back on track? After some wretched losses to the Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks -- the Boston Celtics have won two home games in a row before embarking out on a long road trip. They start tonight with a back-to-back in Florida.  For the Celtics Pre-Game segment, Orlando Magic television play-by-play voice David Steele will join Celtics Beat as he will preview tonight’s contest at the Amway Center. Chris Forsberg is today’s featured guest as he and LHR will discuss the week and the coming trip for the Celts which features some tough Western Conference foes.  What does Boston have to do to gain some consistency? Is that the next piece of development this team needs? That and more (and yes, there is still Nets pick discussion) with Forsberg and LHR. Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, November 29, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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132: Mike Gorman | Boston Celtics Week Recap v OKC Thunder, Rockets, Mavs | Brooklyn Nets Pre-Game Show

Nov 22, 2015 - 00:58:27

Best defensive team in the NBA: The Boston Celtics are exerting their will on the competition.  After a big week, including some good wins on the road against tough Western Conference foes, these Celtics may have found their identity. Mike Gorman, play-by-play announcer for the Boston Celtics is this week’s guest.  Is this really what fans should expect from this team throughout the course of the team, and could that to, dare we say it, a 50 win season? Justin Poulin also joins show once again for the Boston Celtics Pre-Game segment for tonight’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.  Will it even be a game? Some don’t think so, particularly after Friday night.  Justin and LHR will get you ready, and they’ll also both go Around the NBA in 5.  Well, not the whole NBA, the segment will be dedicated to the Houston Rockets and their situation. Celtics Beat is brought to you by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, November 22, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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131: Jeff Goodman | Boston Celtics Week Recap v Bucks, Pacers, Hawks | Brooklyn Nets Draft Pick Watch | Oklahoma City Thunder Pre-Game

Nov 15, 2015 - 01:00:00

An up-and-down season thus far has produced yet another up-and-down week for the Boston Celtics.  After Friday night’s huge win against the Atlanta Hawks, it finished on a big up as the Celts have clawed their way back to .500.  It will be hard to continue it today as the Celtics will travel to play Russell Westbrook and possibly Kevin Durant as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Justin Poulin will take about today’s game briefly with Larry H. Russell in the American Farmer’s Network Pre-Game segment. Jeff Goodman, ESPN basketball insider will also make a return appearance to the show.  College basketball is now officially underway and there isn’t a better person to talk too.  But Jeff and LHR will delve more into just the college hoops and prospects ranks.  There will be, yes, more Celtics talk.  Here’s a question not just for Jeff, but the Celtics Beat audience as it’s the Facebook Question of the Week: Should the Boston Celtics take the Brooklyn Nets picks off the table during trade discussions? The games are underway and we’ve got another packed show.  You do not want to miss this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, November 15, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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130: Gery Woelfel | Boston Celtics Week Recap v Spurs, Pacers, Wizards | Preview Milwaukee Bucks

Nov 8, 2015 - 00:59:58

The Boston Celtics are off to a pretty average start.  They’re just 2-3 and even after Friday’s big win against the Washington Wizards, no one yet knows who fits where or what works.  Frequent Celtics Beat target Jared Sullinger put together a strong performance.  Should he be the Celts starting power forward? That is our Facebook Question of the Week? Gery Woelfel, NBA Insider for the Racine Journal Times will return to the show.  The Celtics need to find a way to tread water through November and December as they work around some kinks.  On tap are the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.  LHR will preview Boston’s trip to Milwaukee with Gery and get the lowdown on the Bucks. Around the NBA is 5 as well.  The Brooklyn Nets stink, so suffice to say, they’ll be a topic. Don’t miss this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, November 8, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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129: Lang Whitaker | Boston Celtics Week Recap v 76ers + Raptors | San Antonio Spurs v Celtics Pre-Game

Nov 1, 2015 - 00:59:43

The Boston Celtics and the NBA season is underway.  Good for the NBA, not so good for the Celtics, who at 1-1 don’t look all too hot after a lackluster performance against the Toronto Raptors.  And with the San Antonio Spurs coming to town, it may very well be 1-2.  Celtics Beat will host a pre-game segment with LHR and Nick Gelso, and it won’t sound all too positive.  The roster seems out of synch and it may take time to work things out. With the slow start comes disappointments.  The biggest so far seems to be David Lee.  Is his time almost up? LHR thinks so.  And he asks our audience in the Facebook Question of the Week: Will David Lee be out of the rotation by Thanksgiving weekend? No Around the NBA in 5 this week, so LHR goes Around the NBA in 25 with special guest Lang Whitaker of NBAtv and NBA.com.  We’re half a week into the NBA season.  Are there any real stories, like the Detroit Pistons? And have we learned anything about the West, such as the Houston Rockets not being the contender we thought they’d be? So tune into this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, November 1, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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128: Rich Gotham | 2015-16 Boston Celtics + NBA Preview | NBA

Oct 25, 2015 - 00:58:24

Let the games begin...well not till Wednesday.  But the Boston Celtics and NBA season for 2016 is finally on tap.  Larry H. Russell has had enough of the previews as much as anyone but it may be worth the while this week.  Boston opens the season against the Philadelphia 76ers and Celtics Beat will do its part to get anyone ready for the game and the season ahead. Rich Gotham, President of the Boston Celtics will join LHR on this week’s episode of Celtics Beat.  Rich will give a state of the union type address if you will on the Celtics organization, and what he thinks will happen this coming season, as well as what excites and concerns of him.  One question that LHR will pose to wish happens to be our Facebook Question of the Week: Is the Celtics rebuild ahead of schedule? No Around the NBA in 5 this week because it’s all Celtics all the time.  So tune into this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns, audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, October 25, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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127: Brent Barry | 2015-16 NBA Preview | Boston Celtics Pre-Season | NBAtv

Oct 18, 2015 - 00:59:51

Larry H. Russell is back in the saddle to discuss the Boston Celtics as they keep chugging along during the NBA pre-season is now underway and the Boston Celtics are returning back to the United States after a trip overseas for NBA Europe.  It’s been a productive pre-season so far but the best part about it may be that Brad Stevens has already set his rotation.  Is that the case? That is our Facebook Question of the Week. LHR will be joined by Brent Barry of NBAtv.  Bones will be back for his third go-around with LHR and call this segment the unofficial official preview of the 2016 NBA campaign.  Brent will offer his take on the Celtics and the direction they are moving in, as well as go coast-to-coast around the league, and yes, LHR will put the former Slam Dunk champ on the spot and ask for some of his predictions.  Around the NBA in 5 will cap off the show as LHR will use the segment to make his predictions for the season. Check out this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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126: Kevin O’Connor | NBA Global Games | Boston Celtics Pre-Season

Oct 11, 2015 - 01:00:00

The NBA pre-season is now underway and the Boston Celtics are returning back to the United States after a trip overseas for NBA Europe.  How did the new look Celtics play in Europe? That isn’t just the focal point of discussion on the show.  It is also our Facebook Question of the Week. Jared Weiss will be holding the fort down on Celtics Beat this week, filling in for Larry H. Russell.  Jared will be joined by Kevin O’Connor of CelticsBlog to and will offer their takeaways of Boston’s games against Milano and Real Madrid. Jared will take his run at going Around the NBA in 5.  So tune into this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, American Farmer’s Network, and Harry’s.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, October 11, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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125: Bob Ryan | Boston Celtics | NBA Europe | Around the NBA in 5

Oct 4, 2015 - 01:00:00

The Boston Celtics are getting ready for a travel across the pond.  Until the games begin, there’s really only been one storyline and one question on the minds of Celtics fans since Media Day: What is Jared Sullinger’s future with the Boston Celtics? It is also our Facebook Question of the Week. Bob Ryan returns for episode #125 of Celtics Beat.  A special show requires a special guest.  Bob and LHR will discuss the Sullinger situation before they drift unto more important matters like what Mr. Ryan expects from the team in 2016.  Does he share the same concerns LHR does of Boston having too much depth? Around the NBA in 5 is back as well.  That’s what injuries to some certain bodies does. So tune into this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, October 4, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio. RATE CELTICS BEAT ON ITUNES AND STITCHER TO BE ENTERED TO WIN BOSTON CELTICS OPENING NIGHT TICKETS

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124: Tas Melas | Boston Celtics | Previewing San Antonio Spurs & Western Conference in NBA

Sep 27, 2015 - 00:57:52

Training camp is now officially underway for the Boston Celtics and the rest of the NBA.  Finally something of substance.  What is the primary angle of this training camp? That still remains the focus of Celtics discussion and is still our our Facebook Question of the Week. The start of training camp means a new hope for a lot of teams, most notably the contenders.  LHR and Tas Melas of NBAtv will sit down and go around the league and give their early inclinations of what they see. No need for Around the NBA in 5 when LHR and Tas go around the NBA in 45! So tune into this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, September 27, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio. RATE CELTICS BEAT ON ITUNES AND STITCHER TO BE ENTERED TO WIN BOSTON CELTICS OPENING NIGHT TICKETS

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123: Gary Tanguay | Boston Celtics | Brad Stevens | NBA

Sep 20, 2015 - 00:52:18

The doldrums is just about over.  Training camps for many teams begins this week, time for a final reflection on the summer before the Boston Celtics get down to business.  What is the most important angle of training camp? That is our Facebook Question of the Week. Gary Tanguay will stop by for a brief chat about the importance of the upcoming season.  Will he made it three for the last three on guests that discuss some possible urgency regarding the Celtics in terms of keeping Brad Stevens. And guess what? A grand return for Around the NBA in 5.  So check out this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, September 13, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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122: Ian Thomsen | Boston Celtics | NBA Playoffs Restructure

Sep 13, 2015 - 00:59:13

There are a lot of storylines and angles to the coming Boston Celtics NBA season.  Many are excited of the team taking a major leap this coming season, building upon last year’s success.  How necessary will it be and how attainable is it? Most importantly, what kind of effect does it have on the Celtics organization.  Does it make the Celtics coaching situation more enjoyable for Coach Stevens and keep him from going elsewhere? Will Brad Stevens be the coach of the Boston Celtics next championship team? That is our Facebook Question of the Week. Ian Thomsen will return to the show and chat with LHR regarding the importance for the Celtics to continue to make strides.  And more importantly, will they make strides? There’s also been plenty of NBA news as well including the NBA Playoffs reform.  We know what LHR thinks, but what does Ian think of that? So check out this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, September 13, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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121: Ian Eagle | Boston Celtics | Brooklyn Nets | NBA | YES Network

Sep 6, 2015 - 01:00:29

Summer is all but over as it’s Labor Day weekend and training camps across the NBA and for the Boston Celtics open within the month.  One time many Celtics fans will keep an eye on this season will be the Brooklyn Nets, who must convey their 2016 draft choice to the Boston Celtics with no other circumstances.  Back when Danny Ainge traded Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce for these draft choices, many felt the Celtics got themselves a haul.  Will these picks rebuild the franchise and are they the most valuable commodities that Danny Ainge possesses? That is our Facebook Question of the Week. There is no better person to talk to regarding the Nets than Ian Eagle who returns to Celtics Beat for his third go-around.  Ian is the Voice of the Brooklyn Nets for the YES Network along with all of the work he provides CBS Sports.  Ian and LHR will analyze the Nets inside out and will also, as always, bring the conversation anywhere to, even yes, the 2015 NFL season which Ian will call games alongside Dan Fouts for CBS Sports. Tune into this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure, Casper, and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, September 6, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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120: Glenn McDonald + Al McCoy | Phoenix Suns v. Boston Celtics 1976 NBA Finals | Celtics Beat Classics

Aug 30, 2015 - 00:58:04

It’s time for another episode of Celtics Beat Classics as we go back to the mid-1970s and relive the Greatest Basketball Game Ever played - Game 5 of the 1976 Finals.  But before we do, we ask our audience if the famed fifth game of the NBA Finals in Boston was just that.  That is our Facebook Question of the Week. We have two, actually four, very special guests for the show.  The founder & CEO of CLNS Radio, Nick Gelso will host the show while his Beats & Eats partner & co-owner of CLNS, Ty Ray will conduct the interviews.  The first interview is with the unsung hero of the fabled contest, Glenn McDonald.  Another noted name of that night, Al McCoy, the Phoenix Suns radio broadcaster with the infamous “somebody out there is on our side” call will also join the show.   Check out this week’s edition of Celtics Beat being presented by lynda.com/clns,  audiblepodcast.com/celtics, Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure, Casper, The 80's Cruise and American Farmer’s Network.  Available for download on iTunes and Stitcher Sunday, August 30, 2015.  Powered by CLNS Radio.

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