The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insiders A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.
This edition of the Celtics Talk podcast features a full preview of the 1st Round Playoff series against the Indiana Pacers with our entire NBC Sports Boston crew. First, Abby Chin talked exclusively with Danny Ainge about the loss of Marcus Smart (oblique injury), (2:12) the roller coaster season that did not meet the high expectations, (5:20) Brad Stevens strengths in a playoff series, (6:25) summarizing Gordon Hayward's return this year and recent play, (8:15) Kyrie's upcoming decision this offseason and how the playoff run might affect it, (9:00) Magic Johnson's decision to step down as Lakers President of Basketball Operations and how demanding and time consuming the position can be.)
We then do a deep dive into the series with Kyle Draper, Brian Scalabrine, Chris Forsberg and A. Sherrod Blakely. They discuss on how to fill Smart's void in the lineup, who might start in his place, their predictions for the series and how far will the C's go.
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn wrap things up with their own thoughts on the match-up with the Pacers.