Jon and Justin welcome two guests onto the show to kick off the Celtics offseason after falling to Cleveland in 5 games since our last show. Bobby Manning from CelticsBlog and The Bobcast helps us set the table for the draft and free agency before bringing in Sam Sheehan of the Scorching Shamrocks Podcast and Celtics Subreddit to take us on a deeper dive into the cap with Jon and debate the difficult decisions to come. Bobby is reluctant to part with Rozier, Sam is certain that Bradley is the most likely casualty, and Justin questions why the team should be in a rush to make a deal instead of waiting until the trade deadline to make the hard choices.
Jon and Justin celebrate the Celtics victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers sans Isaiah Thomas on a last second rim bouncing 3-point shot by Avery Bradley. The team effort is lauded, but plenty of praise heads Marcus Smart's way for playing the pat of the team's departed MVP candidate. As we wrap the first half of the show, Jon explodes on Reggie Miller and sets the table for the 2nd half with some additional criticism for the haters on twitter after the Game 2 blowout. Finally, the discussion shifts to what it will take to win Game 4 on the road in Cleveland.
The official CLNS Media Draft Lottery Show features Jon Duke and Justin Poulin who are astounded by the fact that the ping pong balls bounced the right way this time. With Boston's exciting Game 7 victory against the Wizards leading them to the ECF there are a wealth of options at Danny Ainge's disposal. It's a great time to be a Celtics fan!
Jon and Justin kick it off with a quick recap and analysis of games 5 and 6 and move quickly into their preview of the final game of the second round series against the Washington Wizards. In the second half of the show, the draft lottery is the main point of emphasis while Justin and Jon debate their potential reactions if the Celtics fall below the #1 overall pick.
Celtics Stuff Live hosts Justin Poulin and Jon Duke lament the effort in the Celtics Game 4 loss on the road to the Wizards. Wondering if Avery Bradley is struggling due to the hip pointer and more concerning was the play of Jae Crowder which appears to be inexplicable. Make no mistake, the Celtics still have home court advantage and that has been the deciding factor in the match-ups between these two teams all season long. However, Washington put the hurt on the Celtics with their biggest unanswered scoring streak yet and the starting line-up continues to be in flux.
The Celtics have won 5 games in a row despite another tough start at home to kick off their second round series against the Washington Wizards. Jon and Justin break down Game 1 and give credit where it's due for many players, especially Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk who helped jumpstart the team after spotting the Wizards a 16-0 lead in the first minutes. We also discuss the quick turnaround for the series and Paul Pierce's final game of his career as the Clippers get bounced by Utah in Game 7 of that series.