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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.

For inquiries into the Celtics Beat podcast, e-mail Executive Producer Larry H. Russell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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!
Saturday, 30 November 2013 14:48

Celtics Beat 11/30 with guest Larry Russell

Join hosts Rich Conte and Andre Snellings at 2pm today as they welcome guest, CLNS columnist and Celtic Historian Larry Russell to discuss the recent week of Celtic games, the emergence of Jared Sullinger and the Lakers extension of Kobe Bryant's contract.   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2013/11/30/clns-celtics-beat-with-rich-conte--11302013
On this edition of Celtics Beat on CLNS Radio hosts Ty Ray and Rich Conte analyzing the suprising start by the young Celtics.  Later in the show, they will be joined by Kyle Draper, Celtics halftime host on ComcastSportsNet.  Draper will give his early season take and discuss his life covering NBA basketball in Boston.  As always, your calls are welcome at 347-215-7771.   Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2013/11/16/celtics-beat-with-kyle-draper-of-comcast-sportsnet
Saturday, 02 November 2013 15:21

Celtics Beat 11/2 with guest Evan Abrams

Join hosts Rich Conte and Andre Snellings at 2pm as they welcome their guest, sports betting analyst Evan Abrams of ESPN and Betropolitan Sports, as they discuss the latest NBA odds and over/unders as well as the opening week action in the NBA. Follow the episode via live streaming audio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2013/11/02/celtics-beat-112-with-rich-conte-and-guest-evan-abrams or dial in (347) 215-7771.    
Saturday, 26 October 2013 13:15

Celtics Beat 10/26 with guest Mark Bodanza

Join hosts Rich Conte and Brian Langford on CLNS Radio's Celtics Beat Saturday 10/26 as they discuss the Celtics preseason and looking forward to opening night.  Rich and Brian will be joined by Celtics historian Mark Bodanza, author of "Make it Count"; the biography of former Celtics great Jo Jo White.   Call in to listen at 347.215.7771 or check it out via streaming audio at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2013/10/26/clns-celtics-beat-with-rich-conte--1026  
Friday, 18 October 2013 19:31

Celtics Beat w/Jay King from MassLive.Com Sat 2pm

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CLNS Radio favorite Jay King returns!  The Mass Live Celtics Beat writer talks all things Green with Celtics Beat hosts Ty Ray & Rich Conte.  King will examine the state of the team and give us his pres-season impressions.  Plus, Ty and Rich will give you their own take on not just…
Saturday, 05 October 2013 19:06

Celtics Beat - Preseason Preview

Take a listen to the latest edition of the Celtics Beat with Daniel Baker and Sloan Piva! They try to look into their crystal balls for the new-look Celtics and determine how players and the team as a whole will do. They're joined by CLNS Radio Celtics Locker Room reporter, Jared Weiss to help break down the Dwight Howard vs Kareem war of words and the future of Boston's Brazilian center, Vitor Faverani.


Celtics Beat kicks off the 2013-14 Season Join hosts Rich Conte and Adam Lowenstein on Celtics Beat as they take a look at the upcoming season and welcome guest Evan Abrams who will share Vegas' take on the Celtics and the NBA in 2013-14.    
Sunday, 14 July 2013 00:39

Celtics Beat 7/14 with Rich Conte

Join host Rich Conte for CLNS Radio's Celtics Beat Sunday July 17th at 6pm.  Rich will be joined by special guest Dr. Andre Snellings, direct from the Las Vegas Summer League.  Rich and Andre will be talking about Summer League action, the continuing evolution of the Celtics roster and what Celtics fans might expect to see next season on the parquet. Listen to the show via live streaming audio or call in to talk to me and offer your insights and opinions at (347) 215-7771.  
Sunday, 30 June 2013 21:41

Celtics Beat: End of an Era

Jon Lemons and Daniel Baker reflect on the end of the Paul Pierce era in Boston after the blockbuster trade to the Brooklyn Nets. Jon and Daniel also take a look at the Celtic's NBA Draft and analyze the incoming Kelly Olynyk. Join them from 6-7pm ET on the Celtics Beat! Click here to LISTEN LIVE!
Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg CLNS Radio's Ty Ray and "Stats" Adam Lowenstein welcome WQAM's John "The Freak" Renshaw to Celtics Beat.  Renshaw host the 10am slot at the Miami sports talk powerhouse.  The guys will talk NBA Finals. How will the Heat stop the Spurs Tony Parker? Will Lebron get help from Wade and Bosh? Why is every loss cause for crisis in South Beach?  Renshaw tells all. Plus Ty and Adam look at what the Celitcs might do later this month in the NBA Draft. It all starts at 1est Sunday.
Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on BlogTalkRadio Join us on Celtics Beat tonight.  Rich Conte will be stepping in for Daniel Baker on this Mother's Day and "Stats Adam", Adam Lowenstein will be cohosting.  We'll talking about the upcoming offseason, some rumors surrounding the Celtics, and the NBA Playoffs! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/clnsradio/2013/05/12/celtics-beat--512  
Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on BlogTalkRadio   Rich Conte will take over the Beat today on CLNS Radio. Conte will be joined by CLNS Co-Founder, Nick Gelso. The guys will be breaking down what went wrong in the Celtics - Kicks first round series, their best & worst moments of 2012-13. Will Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce be returning next season OR was Friday night our last opportunity to see these legends on the parquet? The guys will look back at the KG era and forward at the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green era     Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg Listen Live | Join the Chat   Practice Session
  Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg Join CLNS personalities Ty Ray and Rich Conte for a special pregame show an hour to prior to game 4 between the Celtics and the Knicks. Is this the final game at the Garden for KG or the start of the greatest comeback in NBA history? Everything is on the table and they'll be taking your calls at 347-215-7771.
  Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg Ty Ray and Rich Conte dissect game one of the Celtics-Knicks playoff match up and are joined by Wayne Lynch author of Season of the 76ers: The Story of Wilt Chamberlain and the 1967 NBA Champion Philadelphia 76ers.  The 1967 Sixers ended Boson's incredible string of 8 straight NBA titles from 1959 to 1966. Ray and Conte will also look at the other NBA playoff series as well as the Kings possible relocation to Seattle.
Listen to yet another great show of the Celtics Beat with Daniel Baker and Rich Conte. They take a look back on a rough week for the Boston Celtics on the court. Daniel and Rich are joined by special guests, Matt Goldman and Justin Rao, the authors of a fantastic paper which was presented at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference earlier this year, 'Live by the Three, Die by the Three.' Matt and Justin explain the idea of risk-reward in the NBA and how certain teams fare in the clutch. Sports and numbers collide! Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio
We've got a great (extra long) St. Patrick's Day edition of the Celtics Beat for you tonight! Daniel Baker and Adam Lowenstein will be on the air from 6:00 - 7:30pm EDT talking all things Boston Celtics and the NBA. Our first guest will be Bob Licht, the voice of the New Orleans Hornets, at 6:15. Daniel will get a chance to rave about his fellow Terp, Greivis Vasquez, and the guys will hear how Austin Rivers is acclimating himself to the professional game. Then, hear an extended, exclusive interview with the former NY Post columnist and NBA Insider, Peter Vecsey beginning at 6:35. Daniel and Adam will go around the Association with Vecsey, who won the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2009, to get his thoughts on the streaking Heat, surging Lakers, and the new-look Boston Celtics. It's an episode of the Celtics Beat that you absolutely don't want to miss! So just us tonight for 90 minutes and relax as we treat your St. Patty's Day hangover with all the love and tenderness it deserves; by breaking down the Celtics and the rest of the NBA with two great journalists. 03-17-13 Celtics Beat on CLNS Radio

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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. .