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.
1:26 - Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg take a look at the Celtics current position in the Eastern Conference with just 10 games left in the regular season and discuss what the loss to the 76ers showed them.
5:52 - One of the biggest concerns with this Celtics team is figuring out who can step up with a big shot other than Kyrie Irving. Which players will need to make an impact in the playoffs?
9:06 - It's been discussed that Kyrie Irving and Al Horford could sit out a few games down the stretch. Is this the right move by Brad Stevens or do the Celtics need to establish a rhythm down the stretch?
12:38 - Marcus Smart was ejected for shoving Joel Embiid in the Celtics' loss in Philly. The guys talk about how Smart needs to keep his cool especially in the postseason.
16:03 - The guys are joined by Pacers beat writer at the Indianapolis Star J. Michael to preview what is looking like a set first-round matchup between the Celtics and Pacers. Michael surprisingly thinks it will be a much closer series than people are expecting.
20:12 - Michael addresses a handful of concerns surrounding the Pacers, including their inability to finish out games and their lack of a player who can take control of a game when it matters the most.
26:01 - How do the Pacers feel about not being considered real contenders in the Eastern Conference Playoffs? Michael explains how they're used to being counted out and how it fuels them.