Celtics Stuff Live closes out the regular season with an early edition release previewing the playoffs and featuring first time guest Ryan Bernardoni from CelticsHub and Celtics Redditt who you can follow @dangercart on twitter. Ryan discussed match-ups with Atlanta and what Celtics need to do to get through the defense with an eye forward to the offseason. After the interview Jon and Justin followed up on the interview and identified key match-ups and how far the first round series will go, with Justin predicting an unanticipated scrappy series.
Steve Bulpett joins Celtics Stuff Live as the final guest of the regular season. With two games remaining, Steve places an emphasis on playing out the season and establishing or maintaining the team's rhythm in lieu of resting players and accepting the 6th seed to stay out of the Cavaliers bracket in the postseason. Steve also discussed his belief that the extra cap room this summer will be a cause for even less free agent movement and that the Celtics are not willing to give a max contract to a player who isn't deserving for a number of reasons. After the interview with Steve, Jon and Justin make their predictions for how the Celtics will finish out the year and the odds that Dallas could still fall out of the playoffs and possibly handover the 12th pick in the draft (the spot Devin Booker was picked in last year).
Ian Thomsen from NBA.com joins Celtics Stuff Live this week to discuss his well-timed article on Isaiah Thomas just before the Celtics grabbed a win against the Warriors on Friday night. Ian also praised the efforts of Mike Zarren and described his value in preventing the Celtics from falling into the trip of overpaying for a Free Agent in the offseason. A look ahead at the playoffs has Ian as mystified as anyone else so to what is happening in Cleveland, but acknowledges they will be dangerous. After the discussion with Ian, Jon and Justin go into more depth on the win against Golden State and snapping their home win streak, as well as a look ahead to the final 5-6 games of the season with tough match-ups against the other Eastern Conference 3-6 seeds.