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Celtics Beat

Celtics Beat

The best Boston Celtics podcast on the web, Celtics Beat is released every Sunday, 52 weeks of the year - with no exceptions. Bonus episodes also come available to the audience when necessary.

Host Larry H. Russell provides some of the most insightful analysis on all things Boston Celtics and the NBA. And no other podcast covering the Celtics on the web delivers some of the most well-known and respected personalities both in and outside the NBA as Celtics Beat does. And oh yeah, it's all in 60 minutes.

New episodes are available for download every Sunday at iTunes and Stitcher. Episodes are also available OnDemand at http://www.clnsradio.com

Listen on the go by downloading our free mobile app at www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE for iTunes or www.clnsradio.com/AndroidFREE.

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Former Boston Celtics guard David Wesley believes tanking is real and wants it addressed; hearkens back to infamous 1997 Celtics squad   Add another former NBA player who not only acknowledges that tanking exists in the NBA, but despises it, believes it is a major issue, and wants the NBA…
Saturday, 08 March 2014 15:03

Celtics Beat w/ Brent Barry 3/8/14

Brent Barry of NBA TV Joins Celtics Beat   20 games to go for the Boston Celtics.  Can't wait, can  you? Neither can hosts Ty Ray and Larry H. Russell.  Ty and LHR will talk about LHR's most recent column featured on CLNS Radio: Would the Boston Celtics be better off not winning the lottery? Should they be bold this summer and field a competitive team ASAP? Ty and LHR discuss. LHR will have an extended conversation with NBA TV's Brent Barry.  Brent was the 1996 NBA Slam Dunk Champion, a 14 year NBA veteran, and a two time champion with the San Antonio Spurs.  Brent currently serves as a studio analyst for NBA TV's NBA Gametime and he dropped by talk about some suggestions he'd make to new NBA commissioner Adam Silver, tanking in the NBA, the MVP race, LeBron James' place in history, and of course -- the Celtics. Tune in this Saturday 2 PM ET/11 AM PT to Celtics Beat.  Heard exclusively on CLNS Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/03/08/celtics-beat-w-brent-barry-3814 Find Additional Sports Podcasts with CLNSRadio on BlogTalkRadio
Saturday, 08 March 2014 20:01

Brent Barry: Tanking is Real & Must Be Addressed

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NBA Champion and NBA TV's Brent Barry thinks tanking does occur, and would like to see the NBA make the necessary changes to fix it   Tanking has been one of the dominant storylines in an otherwise stellar NBA season. While the NBA’s two best players, LeBron James and Kevin…
NBA World Champion as a member of the Boston Celtics, as well as Indiana Pacers color commentator Quinn Buckner talked Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics, Larry Bird, Brad Stevens and more on Celtics Beat   BOSTON -- Appearing on Celtics Beat in an interview with CLNS Radio's Rich Conte, NBA World…
Friday, 28 February 2014 20:19

Celtics Beat w/ Quinn Buckner 3/1/14

Indiana Pacers Color Commentator and NBA World Champion Quinn Buckner to Join Celtics Beat   March 1st is finally here.  The light is at the end of the tunnel.  Spring is just around the corner, as is the end of one of the tougher Boston Celtics seasons for fans to endure in recent memory. The latest is a contreversy surrounding the team's star point guard Rajon Rondo.  Rondo skipped traveling with the team last weekend in Sacramento so he could celebrate his birthday in Los Angeles.  What to make of what has now been dubbed "BirthdayGate."  Hosts Matt Rury and Larry H. Russell will share their thoughts. And hey, the Celtics got a win this week.  But things won't get easier as a brutal March awaits.  The Indiana Pacers are in town tonight, and Matt and LHR will pass it off to Rich Conte who had a chat with Pacers color commentator, Quinn Buckner.  Quinn works for Fox Sports Indiana, was a 10 year NBA veteran, and won an NBA Championship in 1984 as a member of the Boston Celtics.  Quinn will share his insights on the Pacers, the development of Paul George and Lance Stephenson, Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens, and more. Matt and LHR will also go around the NBA in 5. Tune in this Saturday, March 1st 2014 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.  Only on CLNSRadio.   Check Out Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with CLNSRadio on BlogTalkRadio
Friday, 21 February 2014 15:40

Celtics Beat w/ Kyle Draper 2/22/14

Comcast Sports Net New England and Boston Celtics Pre-Game Live Host Kyle Draper to Join Celtics Beat on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT   The 2014 NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone.  Rich Conte and Rotowire's Dr. Andre Snellings will have you covered as they recap Thursday's rather uneventful day in the NBA and for the Boston Celtics. Rich and Dr. Snellings will be joined by Comcast Sports Net New England's Kyle Draper.  Kyle is the host of Celtics Pre-Game Live on CSNNE.  Kyle had an exclusive interview with Danny Ainge on Comcast Sports Net in the hours following the trade deadline.  He'll stop by to talk about why the Celtics didn't do anything on Thursday with Rich and Andre, as well as look ahead to the final stretch run of the season and a potential big summer for the Boston Celtics. Oh, and if you aren't aware.  The Celtics are currently out West on a little rodeo. Rich and Dre will also go Around the NBA in 5.  Yes, they'll be able to cram all that's happening around the NBA during one of its biggest weeks in just five minutes. Tune in this Saturday at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT to Celtics Beat.  Heard only on CLNS Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/02/22/celtics-beat-w-kyle-draper-22214
Saturday, 15 February 2014 00:00

Jon Barry: David Stern "Incredible"

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Former NBA Veteran Jon Barry Discusses David Stern, LeBron James, the NBA MVP, the New York Knicks, the Boston Celtics, and more   Appearing on CLNS Radio’s Celtics Beat podcast, former 14-year NBA veteran and current ESPN analyst Jon Barry joined to discuss many matters in the NBA during NBA…
Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:00

Celtics Beat w/ Jon Barry 2/15/14

Former NBA Player and Current NBA on ESPN analyst Jon Barry to Join Ty Ray & Rich Conte on Celtics Beat Saturday, February 15th 2014   The Boston Celtics are at Heartbreak Hill of the Boston Marathon -- the NBA All Star Break.  At 19-35, they ain't doing too good. Ty Ray and Rich Conte are back once again.  They'll have plenty to talk about.  After an undefeated week last week, the Celtics were only to squeeze one measly win out of the lowly Milwaukee Bucks while being blown out by the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs. Ty and Rich will also look ahead to the NBA's trade deadline.  Who stays? Who goes? Who could come in? And what does the rest of the season have in store for the Celtics. Ty Ray will also chat with former NBA veteran and ESPN's Jon Barry.  Ty and Jon will talk about the David Stern era, the new NBA commissioner Adam Silver, tanking in the NBA, LeBron's Mount Rushmore of NBA greats, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics, and so much more. And would Celtics Beat be Celtics Beat if Ty and Rich don't go Around the NBA in 5? Tune in this Saturday at 2 PM ET/11 PM PT.  Only on CLNS Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/02/15/celtics-beat-w-jon-barry-21514
Friday, 07 February 2014 20:19

Celtics Beat w/Tom Ziller 2/8/14

Popular tandem Ty Ray and Rich Conte unite to recap another week for the Boston Celtics.  And finally, they have a winning week to talk about. Despite missing the Sacramento Kings game, Rajon Rondo seems to be rounding into form.  Two near-triple doubles against the Magic and Sixers has Rondo looking the Rondo of old.  The Celtics also saw some stellar performances from the likes of Jared Sullinger and Jeff Green this week as well. Ty and Rich will also be joined by Tom Ziller of SB Nation.  Tom is the author of The Hook - a daily column that appears every morning on SBNation.com.  Tom is also the founding editor of SacTown Royalty and will join Ty and Rich to discuss the Celtics' prior night matchup against the Sacramento Kings as well as the pressing topics in and around the NBA. And of course, Ty and Rich will go Around the NBA in 5. Tune in this Saturday, 2/8 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT. Only on CLNS Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/02/08/celtics-beat-wtom-ziller-2814
Friday, 31 January 2014 01:43

Celtics Beat w/Kevin O'Connor 2/1/14

January has mercifully come to an end for the Boston Celtics.  Matt Rury and "Stats" Adam Lowenstein look back at another winless week for the Boston.  The Celts were taught a lesson by the Knicks in payback on Tuesday, then returned to the Garden the following day only to lose to the rival Sixers at the buzzer. On the bright side: They'll offer some final thoughts on the emotional return of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Boston.  They'll also briefly look ahead to the Celtics' game against Orlando on Super Bowl Sunday. Matt and Adam will be joined by Kevin O'Connor from CelticsBlog of SBNation.  After establishing himself as arguably the finest opinionated columnist in the Celtics' online community over the past year, the guys will talk to Kevin about the Celtics' rebuilding, potential moves going forward, the draft, and of course, Jeff Green. Matt and "Stats" Adam will also have time to go Around the NBA in 5. Tune in this Saturday, 2/1: 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.  Only on CLNS Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/02/01/celtics-beat-wkevin-oconnor-2114
On this very special edition of Celtics Beat, hosts Rich Conte and "Stats" Adam Lowenstein will look back on the careers of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Boston.  They will be joined by Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald as they reminiscence about the famed deal that brought Garnett to Boston back in July of 2007 and the next set of Celtics' glory years that were to come.   Rich and Adam will also be joined by Tim Capstraw.  Tim serves as the Brooklyn Nets color commentator on Sports Radio WFAN in New York.  Tim will stop by Celtics Beat to talk about the deal that sent Garnett and Pierce to Brooklyn last summer, as well as the impacts they are having on this year's edition of the Nets.   Tune in Saturday, January 25th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT only on clnsradio.com.   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/01/25/celtics-beat-wsteve-bulpett-tim-capstraw-12514
Friday, 17 January 2014 20:49

Celtics Beat w/Josh Robbins 1/18/14

Boston Celtics Podcast on CLNS Radio Featuring Orlando Magic Insider Josh Robbins   Hosts Ty Ray and Rotowire's Dr. Andre Snellings have plenty to talk about. Jordan Crawford is out, and Rajon Rondo is back in. How will the trade work out for the Celtics? And what should the Celtics expect from Rondo as he returns to action? Ty and Dr. Snellings will also look ahead to the Celtics' contest Sunday evening against another rebuilding organization: the Orlando Magic. Ty and Dr. Snellings will be joined by Magic Insider Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel to discuss how Orlando's own rebuilding process is going for them with Massachusetts native Rob Hennigan at the helm. Tune in Saturday January 18th at 2 PM ET to Celtics Beat. Heard exclusively on CLNS Radio. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/01/18/celtics-beat-wjosh-robbins-11814
Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:32

Boston Celtics PRE Game Show vs Blazers | 9:00 pm, EST

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Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg   The Boston Celtics travel to the Portland tonight to face the the Blazers.  The CLNS/CelticsBlog crew will have all of your game coverage handled. As a very special PRE game show tonight, we are going to bring you CelticsBeat with tonight's…
Nine-Year NBA Veteran and Current Portland Trail Blazers Color Commentator Antonio Harvey to Join Ty Ray and Rich Conte on Celtics Beat    Join hosts Ty Ray and Rich Conte on Saturday, January 11th at 2 PM ET as they discuss the tough road trip for the Boston Celtics. Should the Celtics organization and fans be concerned if this season spirals out of control? Should Boston give Jared Sullinger a breather? And what should we make of Gerald Wallace and his latest comments? Ty and Rich will also be joined by Antonio Harvey as they look ahead to the Celtics' final stop on their West Coast swing in Portland. Antonio was a nine year veteran in the NBA, and currently serves as the Blazers' color commentator on the team's flagship radio station 750 AM KXL in Portland. Don't miss the latest episode of the Celtics Beat this Saturday January 11th at 2 PM ET only on clnsradio.com http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/01/11/celtics-beat-with-antonio-harvey-11114
Join hosts Rich Conte and Nick Gelso as they welcome guest Sekou Smith of NBA.com to Celtics Beat this week at 2pm on Saturday 1/4.  Rich and Nick will talk Celtics and the NBA in general and get Sekou's take on the Eastern Conference playoff race and many more topics. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2014/01/04/celtics-beat-14-with-guest-sekou-smith  
Saturday, 28 December 2013 18:07

Celtics Beat: Christmas Week Recap

In this week's edition of the Celtics Beat, Daniel Baker and "Stats" Adam Lowenstein delve into the injuries wreaking havoc on the NBA landscape and recap the Christmas Day action. For the record, Daniel LOVED the logos on the front, but the sleeves were ridiculous. Will the NBA owners consider a shorter schedule? Maybe they should. Adam and Daniel debate the trade value of Cleveland Cavaliers center, Andrew Bynum, who's suspended indefinitely and on the trade block. Finally, the guys pick their best team in the Western Conference and throw out the Draft Wheel idea. Enjoy this episode of the Celtics Beat!


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Saturday, 21 December 2013 18:07

Celtics Beat with Kevin McNutt

This week on the Celtics Beat, Daniel Baker and Adam Lowenstein take a look at the season so far for the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics with Edge of Sports Radio co-host, Coach Kevin McNutt, a D.C. basketball legend! McNutt and the guys discuss the future of the Wizards' backcourt of John Wall and Bradley Beal and whether or not Rajon Rondo deserves a max contract. Coach McNutt, the author of Hooked on Hoops: Understanding Black Youths' Blind Devotion to Basketball, goes over his surprises - both positive and negative - for the NBA season so far as well. As the holidays approach, CLNS Radio's own locker room reporter, Jared Weiss checks in to talk about Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens' holiday plans and the impact of the Omer Asik trade that did not happen. Daniel and Adam try to figure out if anyone can beat the Pacers or Heat from the East on this week's edition of the Celtics Beat. Enjoy!  


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Saturday, 14 December 2013 16:58

Celtics Beat 12/14 with Jeff Goodman

Join hosts Matt Rury and Rich Conte on CLNS Radio's Celtics Beat Saturday 12/14 as they welcome guest, ESPN Draft Expert, Jeff Goodman to the show.  In addition to talkng about the upcoming 2014 draft with Jeff, Matt and Rich will also cover this week's Reunion Week games against the Nets and Clippers, Jordan Crawford's all star chances, and what the NBA trade market might hold in store for the Celtics.   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2013/12/14/celtics-beat-1214-with-guest-jeff-goodman
Saturday, 07 December 2013 20:10

Celtics Beat with ESPNBoston's Chris Forsberg

A must-hear edition of the Celtics Beat with Daniel Baker and Adam "Stats Adam" Lowenstein! The guys open up the show talking about the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers and debate their NBA championship aspirations. Daniel and Adam pick their 1/4-mark of the season MVP's. Here's a hint: they both hail from the depleted Western Conference. In the second half of the show, it's all about the Boston Celtics as the guys are joined by the talented writer from ESPNBoston, Chris Forsberg! Forsberg goes over the big night by Kris Humphries, the difficult decisions that face GM Danny Ainge and answers the big question: Is Rajon Rondo a max-contract player? Enjoy this week's Celtics Beat!


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Saturday, 07 December 2013 04:57

Celtics Beat with ESPNBoston's Chris Forsberg

Daniel Baker and Adam "Stats Adam" Lowenstein break down the week that was in Celtics basketball and cover all the top headlines from across the NBA on the Celtics Beat! The Celtics are playing winning basketball once again and have regained the lead in the Atlantic Division. Can they keep it up? ESPNBoston's Chris Forsberg joins them in the second half of the show to talk all things Celtics. That's one of many topics the guys will discuss including Kobe's return, and the MVP-worthiness of Paul George and LaMarcus Aldridge. It all happens on the Celtics Beat from 2-3pm Eastern! Listen LIVE here!

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Larry H. Russell

Senior editor and featured columnist for CLNS Radio. Celtics writer and historian. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .