WEEI's Michael Holley and Rich Keefe discuss all things Celtics and NBA with a variety of players, writers and league Insiders. This is the preeminent place for Boston Celtics basketball discussion.
Ep. 6: Holley thinks the Celtics Beat the Cavs
Holley, Keefe, and Young Ben preview the Eastern Conference Finals, the NBA Draft Lottery, and Kelly Olynyks emergence as a force to reckoned with.
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Ep. 5: Which back court is better, Thomas and Bradley or Wall and Beal?
Holley, Keefe, and Young Ben wonder which back court is really better, who has been the biggest let down for the Celtics, and which player needs to improve right now.
when he tries at it. You'd rather be. But if you have Isiah Thomas is not a very good defender even if he's trying his ass off you'd rather have Avery Bradley the other matched up
last game. I'm John Wall was couldn't it couldn't hit a shot Isiah Thomas couldn't mess in there were only up for lost again what do you do what you starting lineup for game five. I
Ep. 4: The Celtics vs Wizards gets physical
Keefe and Holley talk about the Celtics poor starts and it finally catching up with them, physicality taking over Game 3, and what the league should do about Kelly Oubre Jr.
so we gotta make sure now. That is under control and unfortunately Isiah Thomas your words will be used against you from your press conference last night. The officials will use that not against him personally
awhile and maybe. Most hockey player maybe I've yet it may be Isiah Thomas disease ago regular where. Does it if you're not gonna get your permanent teeth until the end of the year anyway and
have marquee wars come back from a nasty ankle sprayed you have. Isiah Thomas playing with fractures in his about the note teeth and it was that a few of another guy who sleeps funny and
Celtics vs Wizards Game 2 Warmup
Rich, Michael, and Ben talk about Game 1 of the Celtics and Wizards series, how each teams back courts matchup, and the best shooting guards of the past 30 years.
someone start either of them. So you got either a gradual amount Gerald Green energy and number I would never in my early years say I was I mean he came he was an after thought.
Ep. 2: Celtics come back to tie series against Bulls
Keefe, Holley, and Ben talk about how the Celtics tied their series with the Bulls after a terrible start, why Gerald Green is starting and making an impact, and where is Jaylen Brown?
thing kitchen the Celtics were down 02. Roger on Rondo gets hurt Gerald Green goes in the starting lineup. And now we have a series tied at two Michael does that you predictive. Unbelievable. That your
some offense at least the whatever you're losing. What the loss of Amir Johnson hasn't showed up yet it's nothing I don't know what it is but he does hit eight kidnapping that's probably are not there anymore that is going maybe but he's not here for the series. Does that Jalen brown is not here for this series who that's bad but I don't think that but only these guys are gone if if if the Celtics advance of their guard for the playoffs. Well if Amir Johnson can't play in this series with serious Kenny plan. Because you with the excellent the bulls are team though that have a rebounding about our rebounding edge they're better rebound even without Taj Gibson after the trade there's still a better rebounding team. Which are not even a good rebounding team they're not but I mean Robin Lopez is tough ends if Amir Johnson can't play against Robin Lopez. Who can't I don't I don't know who you who are you on to what I liked about. Gerald Green being in the starting lineup is the fact that. Unlike anyone else in the starting lineup that was seen throughout the season he can create his own offense. Where is everyone else is relying on guys they get into position and then the double team coming in and he finding me open guy. Gerald Green and craters on offense unlike anyone else on the entire team yet. With sometimes is enough out of residency outside of his idea how to play you really want to have time crazy place just days ago and sometimes it's like you know. It's not therefore yeah yeah they're they're they'll be some and he we have seen that yet in this series yeah yeah you know he has droughts where you just say okay. It's not a Gerald Green Day. Well now look at the beginning of the second half of that game Sunday night that your dream that they'll podcast
play out in the playoffs Boca. And so they're gonna get on Amir Johnson it just could be a matchup thing they could be a matchup well you know we don't like which are doing right now against the vols weren't. You know the second round you take on no Washington or Atlanta and. Don't you think like we liked the matchup they knew more size and those matchups who than you do start to see I think it's pretty telling though because it's not as though. You know Amir Johnson comes out the lineup and they've replaced him with Zeller oral Winnick or somebody they Theresa don't. Or even Europe other place in the Gerald Green which really could have been Jalen brown. If Taylor brown is playing well and he shot through the from he shot the
Ever-Green with Holley and Keefe Ep 2: Why Are the Celtics Struggling?
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
they have access just abusing a little confused on Owen he's killed Amir Johnson is still has got everybody was out there. And you know it's not their skill it's just dollar hostile it is simply
do differently game two it okay they took some minutes away from Amir Johnson but. Now bring Mavis take all the minutes away right now this is something I am gonna change my tune on after game one at. I said leave Amir Johnson the starting lineup you don't wanna go nuts you're the one seed this is what got you there yet 53 game two to three wins. Would this being your starting lineup again barring injury and would this kind of being your rotation. It's sour and your your your your losing the battle pretty significantly on the glass and Amir Johnson is giving you. Nothing like the season gave you nothing but apparently he get away with that and you know you don't
Ever-Green with Holley and Keefe Ep 1: Michael thinks the Celtics will make the Finals
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe debut their new podcast dedicated to the Celtics and the NBA. The guys talk about the Celtics first round match up, how they think they will play in the second round, and Michael proves to be as crazy as ever.
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What the Celtics need to do to truly contend in the East.
Ben and Josue talk about the moves the Celtics need to make in order for the team get over the top in the Eastern Conference.
the story of the ESPN. And a couple of there columnists are Talking Heads and everyone say but money Jones newsroom Gutierrez basically. Lobbing Audi baseless claim from that Boston is racist that's why they cheered
Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul, and it's time for the Celtics to fill their biggest need 12-20-16
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
get right to it. They as news of the week it involved Isiah Thomas and justice Winslow on Sunday night with a about just about three minutes ago. Isiah Thomas threw right elbow is Winslow was closing out on defense out on the three point line and gave Winslow a very nasty gash. He was thrown out of the game a flagrant two foul called on Isiah Thomas . For the elbow when he had the ball up above his head. And Isiah Thomas couldn't believe it happened right in front of the celtics' bench Brad Stevens could not believe it. And the news on Tuesday. Just moments before we started taping this will hold them let's be honest doesn't go full disclosure and a bit but you're you're interrupting my eagle ray hello I'm sorry go ahead. The NBA has downgraded it from a a flagrant two to a flagrant one and that affects. Isiah Thomas going forward they did that for bookkeeping purposes so he doesn't get penalized going forward for this. But it certainly can't go back and change timing go back in time and and you know. Fortunately the Celtics were able to hold on and win that game they lost that game because he was out and it was a close ball game and Marcus Morris had to fill in for Isiah Thomas at the end. Boy with the Celtics have been yes yes they would have gone screwed I mean it's still kind of
was he. That there was clearly no malice on the part of Isiah Thomas to injure. Justice Winslow agreed agreed I generally even Winslow admitted this after the game and he wasn't trying to hurt me
why this game in Miami was so important and why losing like Isiah Thomas . Could've really been a much more controversial. Happening. Had. The Celtics won the game absolutely absolutely. There's so many other things we
Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' injury and keeping Marcus Smart in control 12-13-16
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
he's a terrific shooter. But they need nastiness and you know. Obviously. Amir Johnson doesn't give you that it. Which is. It's so contradictory to what it seem like he was up in Toronto which seem
that we talked about making the numbers match to Jay crowd and Amir Johnson but then it from the king's. I wanna get rid of Rudy Gay so how to make that money match it's. It's all cluster. Well. The other thing is Terry Rosie or. He is not