Jimmy Toscano from CSNNE joins Justin and Jon for this week's episode of Celtics Stuff Live. We looked at the past week with four wins straight, the improved play of Amir Johnson and the increasingly positive contributions of Evan Turner in Jae Crowder's absence. We didn't stop there however, as Lebron James has provided some cumulative material that should have the fans in Cleveland sweating. There was some controversy in Boston a s well, with Bob Ryan all ready to give up on Marcus Smart and his future with the Celtics. Jon and Justin ended the show agreeing to agree on Smart being deserving of more time before closing the book on a 22-year old with less than 2 years of NBA experience.
Chris Forsberg from ESPNBoston joins Jon and Justin this week to discuss their lost episode, the NCAA tournament and the lack of lottery picks in the sweet 16, Kelly Olynyk's return to the line-up and the notable impact of Crowder's injury on the performance of the Celtics over the 4 game skid as they fall out of the 3rd seed.
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Celtics Stuff Live introduces a surprise new co-host to kick off the show, which will both shock and excite the listening audience. Then, Scott Souza from the MetroWest Daily News joins the crew to discuss the biggest surprises of the year and why other teams haven't figured out Isaiah Thomas. They recap and discuss Saturday's loss in Cleveland and what implications a rematch in the playoffs would have on off-season targets in free agency. Jon and Justin pick it up after the interview with Scott further discussing the Cavs game and Jon predicts the Celtics can take Cleveland to 7 games if they have a chance to match up in the postseason. Closing out the show, they debate if the Celtics can get 50 wins and Jon previews the NCAA conference tournaments and offers up some teams and names to watch heading towards selection Sunday and March Madness.
This week on Celtics Stuff Live we pick right up where we left off last week with the Duke teaser.
While Jon didn't appreciate the cliff hanger last week, he was more than happy to talk about Duke Basketball and the players potential fit into Brad Stevens' system. This led to wrapping the Okafor rumor trade deadline rumor and last week's discussion about that being a possible smokescreen which was fleshed out this week on CelticsBlog by Jeff Clark.
Mark Murphy from the Boston Herald was our esteemed guest to discuss the state of the team and the DISGUSTING play of Steph Curry on Saturday night in the OT matchup with the Thunder.
Mark and Justin gave ET props for his being a major factor on the second unit this season and how the team has responded as of late against taller and athletic line-ups with a rematch against Utah on the docket for Monday night!