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Celtics Stuff Live | The Original Boston Celtics Podcast

Celtics Stuff Live was the original live interactive webcast produced specifically for Celtics fans. The show originally aired for two hours every Sunday night and featured regular and prominent guests such as Mike Gorman, Sean Grande, Steve Bulpett, Marc Spears, Peter Vecsey, Mark Murphy, Scott Souza, Kelly Dwyer and Gary Tanguay and broadcast on CelticsBlog.com. Justin Poulin was one of the first members of the internet media to be credentialed with access to the locker room. After effectively retiring in early 2012, Celtics Stuff Live returns with Jon Duke and Justin Poulin featuring the interviews and expert analysis that listeners came to expect from the show in the Danny Ainge era. Now broadcasting on CLNS radio, Celtic Stuff Live is back! ---- CLNS Radio is an Boston-based, online, sports radio station that broadcasts some of the most well known sports radio shows in the country. *For booking or advertising inquiries, please contact the North Station Media business offices at info@clnsradio.com North Station Media also offers a comprehensive podcast university. or more information, contact the NSM business offices at nickg@clnsradio.com
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May 22, 2018
After a pair of dispiriting performances in The Land, the Celtics return home with the series tied at two games a piece. Jon and Justin broke down Game 4 and talked about the Celtics inability to get stops when necessary.
 
It goes without saying that officiating played a large role in this series, perhaps most notably Marcus Morris's aborted 4 point play which was called back due to a phantom foul. Look for Tony Brothers in Game 5.
 
To wrap up the show, Jon and Justin looked ahead to Game 5 and what the Celtics offense needs to do to bring this series home.
 
Also, Mike Breen sucks.
May 14, 2018
As Game 1's go, this was pretty nice.
 
The Celtics blowout the Cavs to kick off the Eastern Conference Finals and Jon and Justin broke it all down. Once again the Celtics ultra switchable wings made it difficult for opposing offenses with Horford playing free safety.
 
In the show's second half, the CSL guys looked at whether Lebron is on his way out. Are there clues in his approach?
May 7, 2018
"You got lucky..." 
 
That might be what Jayson Tatum told Joel Embiid after just missing a thunderous dunk on the Sixer big man, but it certainly doesn't resemble the Celtics 3-0 series lead over the Sixers.
 
Justin and Jon broke down the amazing Game 3 victory in enemy territory and looked ahead to not only a Game 4 (with Justin in attendance) but also to a now likely Conference Finals date with Lebron James.
 
The CSL guys looked at the psychology of this decisive series and whether long term damage may have been incurred by the young Sixers stars. 
 
Let's all hope Justin makes it out of Game 4 alive... or this might be the very last edition of Celtics Stuff Live!
Apr 30, 2018
Giannis might think the Celtics were not the better team in their series with the Bucks but that won't matter when the Celtics start game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semis against the Sixers Monday night.
 
Jon and Justin broke down the Celtics series with the Bucks. In particular, the value of the experience of key members of the Green (like Mook, Smarf, and Horford) helped carry them through game 7 and should be incredibly helpful against Philly (.... or is it Phila?)
 
Wrapping up the show, the injury of Justin's guy, Jaylen Brown, loomed large as Justin and Jon jumped inside Brad Stevens brain to figure out how to slow down Embiid and the booming Philly offense.
Apr 25, 2018
That's the rallying cry Celtics fans will be shouting over the next 48 hours as Game 6 rounds into focus. Marcus Smart was a tremendous boost to the Celtics as the fourth year point guard returned early from injury (as Jon predicted a month ago).
 
Following the recounting of games 3, 4, and 5; Justin went on an incredible tirade attacking the poor work by NBA officials in this series and then strapped on his tinfoil hat to question whether the league's motives are dictating poor officiating to steer the outcome of games.
 
Before wrapping up the show, the guys look ahead to Game 6 and there was a split between Jon and Justin as to whether there would be a Game 7 in Boston.
Apr 18, 2018
"The Kids Are Alright."
 
Or so Pete Townsend says, but "The Who" might also fit as to what Eric Bledsoe is still saying about Terry Rozier over a pair of devastating games. Adding to that Jaylen Brown's 30 point game 2 and Jon and Justin are feeling damn good about the Celtics chances of moving on to round 2.
 
In this vacation sponsored addition of Celtics Stuff Live, Jon and Justin broke down the first two games of the series, and looked into why trading Rozier or Brown would be so difficult in a deal for Kawhi Leonard. 
 
To wrap up the show, Justin and Jon looked at the remainder of the series and how long the Joe Prunty Era will last in Milwaukee. (Answer: Not long)
Apr 9, 2018
Enough injuries.
 
Please.
 
The Celtics went through yet another week of bad injury news, culminating in the announcement of Kyrie Irving's season ending knee surgery. 
 
So, Celtics fans, Justin and Jon among them, have had better days, but the opportunity to see players like Tatum, Brown, and Rozier grow will be tremendous in this playoff season. However, the Kawhi trade speculation infected the discussion with Jon and Justin squaring off as to whether the Celtics should make a deal for the Spurs Finals MVP.
 
In the show's second half, Jabari Bird got his time to shine after a pair of tremendous efforts of the bench. Unfortunately for Abdel Nader, Bird's emergence has increased calls for his release... and those calls were coming from inside the CSL house.
Apr 2, 2018
The wins keep on-a-rollin' with one being even more incredulous than the next. After the Celtics dispatched the East-leading Raptors on Saturday night, the #1 playoff seed came into reach with the Raptors only 2 games ahead. With the specter of Wednesday's rematch in Toronto looming, the playoff implications are HUUUUGE!
 
Jon and Justin dug into the potential playoff matchups in the East and which provided the best path forward. The 24 hours where the Raptors and Celtics face the Cavs and Bucks respectively before their rematch on Wednesday will likely tell the tale as to how these playoffs may be setup... at least to start.
Mar 30, 2018
The Celtics were playing so well with an active roster something between a Summer League roster and a G League roster that it felt improper for Jon and Justin to record an edition of Celtics Stuff Live. But finally with a break in the schedule and a tremendous last second victory, CSL is back.
 
Jon and Justin talked about about the myriad of injuries the team has faced and how Coach of the Year-to-be Brad Stevens has made it all happen. Looking ahead to the Playoffs, the CSL guys looked at the potential playoff path, why Philly is a better playoff opponent, and the potential of a Celtics-Rockets Finals in the face of all of these injuries.
Mar 19, 2018

Ray Allen is coming out with a book next month that nearly absolves himself of any sort of blame in his ongoing rift with his former Celtics teammates. Can you imagine what the CSL guys had to say?

Well,  Jon "Doc Brown" Duke and Justin "Marty McFly" Poulin jumped back into the Delorean to talk about the 2008 Celtics and Ray Allen's inability to accept nearly any blame in this high school drama. 

Not to be left out, Glen "Big Baby" Davis was in the news thanks to his arrest for selling a decent amount of marijuana. This lead to Jon and Justin talking about how mental health is handled in today's game and whether being honest provides opponents with a competitive advantage.

To wrap, Jon and Justin looked at the copious injuries that have hit the Celtics within the last week and whether the team should extend itself at all to attempt to get a higher playoff seeding.

Mar 12, 2018

The Celtics got bitten hard by the injury bug... first with Jaylen's frightening fall, then Horford heads home sick, and wrapping with Kyrie exiting the Pacers game early with his balky knee. But Jon and Justin see opportunities for growth with the keys getting passed to certain younger Celtics.

Jon gave a bit of a preview of the NCAA Tournament and which NBA Draft prospects stand the best chance for a deep run into tournament. Jon also gives up his sleeper picks for your bracket busting fun,.

To wrap, Jon and Justin gave their predictions for the 3 games this week, including a match-up with future Celtics Anthony Davis.

Mar 5, 2018

In Houston we had a problem late in the game, but the Celtics nearly won a hard fought game against the league leading Rockets. This isn't horseshoes, but "close" might be good enough when you are on the road facing a club still VERY SALTY over the outcome of the last matchup in Boston.

Justin had some criticism for Brad Stevens handling of the final minutes and the removal of the scorching hot Greg Monroe in favor of the scuffling Al Horford. Jon backed "Team Dad" Horford and saw Al as a necessary and nearly permanent fixture at the end of Celtics games.

In the show's second half, Justin and Jon recorded from Hayward Island as they maintain their stance that Gordon Hayward will return to play for the Celtics this season. Justin is unconvinced the numbers associated with the Alter-G are all that helpful in understanding Hayward's recovery progress.

Feb 26, 2018
Celtics Stuff Live is back from its All Star hiatus and thankfully we have some real live Celtics wins to discuss and celebrate. Marcus Smart's return from injury was welcomed, due in no small part to the team's inability to defend throughout his absence. 
 
In the second half of the show, Justin crowed proudly on the recently strong play of Jaylen Brown and tried to determine whether a bigger role is headed Brown's way. Jon wasn't convinced, but saw an increased need for Brown's emergence if Jayson Tatum doesn't return to his early season form.
Feb 12, 2018

It was a magical day Sunday as the Boston Celtics raised Paul Pierce's #34 to the rafters. A fantastic ceremony included appearances by Antoine Walker, Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo, and the next player to be honored in that fashion, Kevin Garnett. Bobby Manning joined Jon and Justin to provide some of their favorite Paul Pierce memories and looked back at Pierce's long and successful career in green.

There was a game today as well, and while all involved would love to forget it ever occurred, that was not a luxury the CSL Guys could afford. Bobby took aim at the Celtics uneventful trade deadline compared to the moves made by the Cavs while Justin and Jon were more frustrated with the Celtics play. 

Marcus Smart was again a topic of conversation as the Celtics held on to the point guard at the trade deadline. Jon was optimistic about the team's chances to keep him in free agency thanks to Lou Williams' setting the new market for deals of this size. 

Feb 7, 2018
The much anticipated matchup with the Raptors went about as well as going through Customs with a machete, but Celtics Stuff Live gave thanks to the Cavs for making the rubber glove treatment seem pale in comparison. Jon and Justin took pride in calling the demise of the Cavs as far back as this fall and noted how Kyrie truly was the canary in the coal mine.
 
In the show's second half, Jon detailed some of the options before the Celtics at the trade deadline and Jon and Justin laid out Marcus Smart's future with the team.
 
To wrap up the show, Justin looked ahead to Sunday's game against the Cavs and the retirement of Paul Pierce's #34 jersey in a special postgame ceremony. Jon and Justin discussed Paul Pierce's legacy and what he has meant to the franchise and its fans over the last 20 years. 
 
And in building the connection with its fans, Justin had the opportunity to attend the Super Bowl Sunday game against Portland. What made this visit so special is that Justin was able to bring his son Riley to his first Celtics game. Justin and Riley were able to chat with CLNS Media's Nick Gelso at halftime. You can view the video of Justin, Riley, and Nick here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dhK-mxaNq0
Jan 29, 2018
The Celtics took a huge blow losing to the Warriors 109-105, but Jon and Justin are very encouraged to the point where both were ready to call this a Finals preview. 
 
Next up, the Marcus Smart injury caused Jon and Justin to debate what Smart's role is on the team going forward and whether he has any trade value. Pairing the Smart injury with the recent rumor of Tyreke Evans possibly joining the Celtics per Ron Tillery of the Commerical Appeal.
 
To wrap up, Justin talked about the flack the show received for discussing Jayson Tatum hitting the rookie wall and how so many local and national observers have come to Jon and Justin's side of the debate. Let's hope Tatum breaks through soon!
Jan 22, 2018
O'fer the week is never good, but coming on a 3 game homestand against teams that are not among the league's best, is not what the team hoped for coming back from London. 
 
Jon and Justin dug into the team's recent struggles and zeroed in on Jayson Tatum and asked whether he had hit the Rookie Wall.
 
Before wrapping up, Cleveland's defensive struggles put Isaiah Thomas into the cross hairs. Jon and Justin talked about the absurd machinations it would take to bring Isaiah back to Boston via the Disabled Player Exception. Unlikely? Definitely, but not impossible.
Jan 16, 2018
London called and the Celtics answered against the Sixers last week with a great comeback last week in jolly old England.
 
Justin and Jon recapped the Sixer game and discussed Kyrie's postgame visit to the JJ Reddick podcast, which generated far more headlines than it deserved. Transitioning from the Philly game, the conversation moved to Markelle Fultz's horrific looking jumpshot and how the Lakers are faring in relation to giving the Celtics another top 5 pick in June.
 
To wrap up, Justin and Jon looked to the week ahead just after some interesting discussion on the fit of Marvin Bagley, DeAndre Ayton, and Mo Bamba in the Celtics lineup next year.
Jan 8, 2018
What a first half of the season it has been! Jon and Justin took a look back at the Celtics play to this point and discussed how the team moved from a gruesome injury to one of its cornerstone players to the best record in the Eastern Conference at the halfway mark.
 
In particular, Terry Rozier's recent hot streak spurring the Celtics six game win streak next to Marky Marcus and the Spunky Bunch. Will it continue and will it impact the Celtics' targets in the trade market over the next month?
 
To wrap up, the potential Lakers draft pick was a hot topic as Justin talked about the three big men around the top of the draft boards... Ayton, Bomba, and Bagley. You can guess who Jon likes.
Jan 4, 2018

It's 2018 and the Celtics have entered the new year with half of their season already complete and a league best 31 wins to show for it.

Jon and Justin discussed the Celtics latest conquest over the Cleveland Cavaliers and the recently healthy Isaiah Thomas. Though IT didn't play, Celtics Twitter was ablaze over the past 2 days as Thomas asked to postpone a video tribute to him until the next Cavs game in Boston... when Paul Pierce's jersey goes into the rafters.

In the 2nd half of the show, Jon recounted his trip to the Garden with his family to see the epic comeback against the Rockets last week and hanging out with the legendary Tommy Heinsohn.

Jon and Justin wrapped up the show with a look ahead and how the London trip may impact the team moving forward.
 
Dec 18, 2017

They're back
No, they aren't
No.. really.. they're back.

The Celtics have been consistently inconsistent in their play, but Jon and Justin try to figure out how the team can turn out of the skid they both feel is on the way. Jon and Justin talked about Jayson Tatum's strong game in Memphis on Saturday and how that could portend to fix many of the team's ills. To wrap, Jon and Justin spent some time looking at the Christmas week schedule and a pair of standout home contests against the Wizards on Christmas Day and the league leading Houston Rockets three days later.

Dec 13, 2017

The Celtics were not singing "Sweet Home Chicago" after an embarrassing blowout Monday night and a 1-2 weekend, but Celtics fans saw a bright light at the end of the tunnel. The report from the Globe's Adam Himmelsbach that Gordon Hayward has designs on a return this season provided a great amount of optimism on a generally dour week. Jon and Justin discussed how staggering the minutes of Kyrie and a recovering Hayward could provide a boost for the Celtics postseason run.

Dec 5, 2017

Goodbye losses, hello winning ways. The Celtics returned to the land of the successful with a trio of wins before heading into some treacherous waters in the week to come. Justin and Jon talked about the improved Celtics offense and the corresponding defensive slippage. Can the Celtics continue their success without the defense they exhibited in the season's first month?

To wrap up the show, the CSL guys picked games of the week ahead and Jon jumped up on his soapbox to tear into the NBA-Nike apparel deal. It IS Christmas, after all.

Nov 27, 2017

After a taking a turkey fueled break last week, Celtics Stuff Live returned with the Celtics streaking once again and a big birthday celebration for Mike Gorman on Friday night.  Justin and Jon explained how important Gorman was in the creation of Celtics Stuff Live and then proceeded to give their grades on Gorman's Saturday evening replacement, Kyle Draper.

In the second half of the show, the hosts, being Smart-inistas, discussed the idea of moving the colonel of the Combat Muscles Army to the starting lineup permanently. 

Nov 13, 2017

How does 12 wins in a row sound? It sounds real good to Jon and Justin as they looked carefully at a defense which is fueling this unbelievable run and contributions from players beyond anyone's reasonable expectations. Perhaps most of all, Jayson Tatum's performance has been phenomenal and causes Jon and Justin to revisit the Pierce comparisons to another Celtic great. The offensive burst from Terry Rozier and Marcus Smart in the second unit received a fair amount of discussion prior to a close up look at the match of the best teams in the NBA on Thursday... the Golden State Warriors and your Boston Celtics. To wrap... Justin eviscerates League Pass and it is glorious.

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