Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke moved into full on off season mode with a look at Celtics draft needs before discussing Gordon Hayward's future with the club.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke tried their best to ignore the Lakers winning the NBA Championship this week to focus attention on the 2021 Boston Celtics. Who is leaving and how can this team improve with a short window before returning to play in January?
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke took a few days to lick wounds following the Celtics defeat in the Eastern Conference Finals to assess the season and look ahead to the 2021 season. In the show's second half, CSL lightning rod Doc Rivers may be adding more juice to the Celtics-Sixers rivalry with reports he may be their next head coach.
Celtics Stuff Live hosts Justin Poulin and Jon Duke examined the state of the Celtics-Heat series with Boston down 2 games to 1. Gordon Hayward returning to health had a significant impact in Game 3, but the wrinkles and mismatches Erik Spoelstra and Brad Stevens will attempt to exploit will likely decide the rest of the series.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke got together after Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals to cheat their way into making grand predictions about the series to come. The Celtics underwhelming Game 1 effort still pushed the game into overtime and a pair of outstanding plays from Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo sealed the win for the Heat.
How will the rest of the series go? Tune in and find out.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke were more than peeved and more than miffed with the way Game 6 against the Raptors was officiated. Now with a Game 7 on Friday night it will be up to the Celtics to overcome on the court the five Raptors, the three officials and seemingly Nick Nurse.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke picked up the mics after the Celtics taking a 2-0 series lead over the Raptors. Rather than your typical play by play recounting of a game you all saw, Justin and Jon used the wide angle lens to not only look ahead to the next round but where the franchise is headed over the next few years.
HINT: The artist formerly known as the Boston Sports Guy is not correct the Celtics' window is a short one for title contention.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke recapped the fantastic four game sweep of the Sixers before looking ahead to what should be an outstanding series against the Toronto Raptors. Once again Jon and Justin dug in deep, looking for clues in the box scores of the Celtics-Raptors four previous meetings and how injuries to Hayward and Lowry could impact the outcome.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke are all about pumping up Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown for their tremendous efforts leading the Celtics to a 2-0 series lead over the Sixers. Jon and Justin dig in deep as to why that duo work so well together and set the stage for a bright future for the Celtics.
Shout out to all our Massachusetts listeners for this being our 617th episode on CLNS!
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke were downright giddy to discuss the Celtics' 3-1 week. The emergence of Robert Williams and a return to regular minutes for Kemba spurred an effort led by Tatum and Brown... though every Celtic had a solid moment over the last week. Now its likely on to Philly...
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke returned from their hiatus in Parts Unknown to discuss the Celtics return to games that matter with a pair of seeding games against the Bucks and Blazers. Poor officiating left its mark on both games, but Friday night was a special brand of shenanigans. The guys moved on the discuss optimal matchups for the Celtics in the playoffs and the role of home court advantage while in the bubble.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke returned from a brief hiatus to look at the return of NBA basketball in late July, took a brief spin down 90's NBA memory lane, but most notably... Justin made a MAJOR CONFESSION that will leave everyone speechless.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke looked at the feasibility of the NBA returning as state governments begin to allow businesses to re-open and even allow NBA players to workout in team training facilities.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke got back together to talk about the possibility of the NBA returning before returning that old CSL chestnut... Ray Allen. Jon and Justin dug in deep on why this won't get resolved and who truly deserves blame.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke celebrated the great Kevin Garnett on the announcement of his election to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The guys talked about KG's place in history and how he fits next to his fellow inductees... Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke jumped into the Wayback Machine to talk about the 2008 champions after NBC Sports Boston has begun to re-air classic Celtics games. CSL was the only Celtics podcast in those days and the guys never miss a chance to reminisce about those glory days. Also there's a special audio nugget at the end of this one for those who "remember."
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke jumped head first into the COVID-19 waters and discussed what's on their minds as we all face this virus and how it changes each of us. In the second half, the eyes turn to the situation locally and Delaware North's inability to stand up for their employees at the TD Garden and how a prolonged NBA season suspension impacts the league for years to come.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke dusted off a Celtics team who squeaked out a win in Indiana after some bad losses amid continued injury struggles. Can the Celtics ever get healthy for a consistent stretch of games? Who would be their best path through the Eastern Conference playoffs?
Lastly, Justin and Jon have a MARVEL-ous new set of nicknames for this team. Truly FANTASTIC stuff.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke were ready to sing the praises of newly minted Celtics star Jayson Tatum after a 3-1 west coast road trip and Tatum's ascent into the NBA's stratosphere. The CSL guys also discussed how the Celtics locker room plays a big role in Tatum's level up.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke returned from their All Star Break slumber to look ahead to the remainder of the 2020 NBA regular season and where the Celtics' fortunes lie. Can they get past Toronto? Will the west coast trip through LA cause issues? Or will they be singing "Happy Trails?"
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke gushed effusive praise at the feet of Jayson Tatum after the Celtics double overtime win over the Clippers. Tatum's play all over the court, but in particular head to head with Kawhi Leonard had the CSL Guys making heady comparisons Celtics all time greats. Later, it was time to talk about The Big Ticket and his place in Celtics history after the team announced it will retire his jersey next season.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke look at the Celtics as they enter the NBA Trade Deadline with some bench needs but no glaring roster holes. Then the CSL guys looked at the playoff picture and how important the 2 seed could be for the Celtics' chances for a run to the Finals.
Celtics Stuff Live's Jon Duke was joined by CLNS founder Nick Gelso to look back on Kobe Bryant's legacy, in tragic aftermath of the Laker star's passing this week. Jon and Nick put Kobe's career in context with the league's greats but also looked at his role as a beacon to today's stars. In the show's second half, Nick and Jon celebrated Jayson Tatum's All Star nod and looked ahead to the Celtics' matchup with Philly on Saturday.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke were glad to move past a rough couple weeks for the Celtics and discuss the amazing win over the Lakers on Monday night. Jon relayed his experiences at the game and the guys took the Gordon Hayward conversation a step further to weigh how Hayward's role is dictated by the way Ainge built this roster.
Lastly, Jon got a bit hot under the collar in the Outtakes due to some premature criticism for the Celtics 2019 draft.
Celtics Stuff Live's Justin Poulin and Jon Duke debated whether the Celtics are legitimately in a post-holiday slide and whether bigger changes are needed for the team to reach their highest possible ceiling. Should Hayward be dealt? Is Kanter as valuable as it seems?