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Enemy Chatter: Josh Smith whines about injuries

Chuck - Red's Army December 17, 2010 Uncategorized 9 Comments

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Atlanta.

Josh Smith:

"What you have got to understand is we don’t have all our weapons. I don’t think you can really measure where we are at as a team like those teams that you are naming unless we have all our horses running."

Choose your preferred retort here:

A) Among the missing weapons last night: Josh Smith.
B) Ladies and gentlemen, the Atlanta Hawks' version of "Commitment to Excellence."

Compare and contrast Smith with Paul Pierce:

"We feel we should win the game. On most nights we're playing three or four All-Stars."

Doc Rivers on his team's injuries:

"What are you going to do? Quit. Put your clothes on and go home? That's not what we do here."

Hoopinion

On a night where Josh Smith is held to 1 point, he has the balls to blame injuries? How about playing with some heart and fire? The dude looked like a freakin' corpse last night. Props to the Hoopinion blogger for calling him out.

On Page 2, PeachTreeHoops takes a shot at me.

Red's Army Game Recap:

The Cs toyed with Atlanta for the first half, but cranked up the offense in the 3rd quarter (36 points) and clamped down the defense (allowed 21 points) in the 4th quarter.

Toyed? Really? I guess Avery Bradley was toying with Jeff Teague also.

PeachTreeHoops

Anyone who watched the game could tell the Celtics were going through the motions in the 1st half. That point was solidified by their play in the 2nd half.

Yes… Jeff Teague abused Avery Bradley. And that 1-on-1 matchup on two possession affected the final score how?

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  • Celtics

    Teague abused a 19 year old rookie. The Big Three abused the whining hawks. I’ll take it.

  • http://www.theprobasketballtalk.com Jacob

    Nice comeback to Peachtree, his comment is as pointless as stating Zaza’s match up verses ryan anderson.

  • jockey

    Teague shows signs of potential. If I’m a hawks fan, I’m interested. that being said, if rondo was playing, no way Teague gets to the rim at will. avery bradley isnt getting a lot of playing time and it shows. nasty nate struggled against him because he was thinking too much last night.

  • bostonthreeparty

    yea and his stupid caption about “all ball” was so annoying. Celts shot less than half the free throws the hawks did

  • KY Celts fan

    Sore losers. That’s all.

  • Nora

    The Doc River’s quote is actually KGs quote.

  • greenbeand

    hawks got smoked like a hot prom date

  • Classless

    It’s not even worth wasting breath over Josh Smith. He’s been in the league how long (?) and still doesn’t get it. Remember when people would always qualify Ricky Davis’ antics with “well, he’s only 25 still”? That’s Josh Smith now. He’ll never get it.

  • J. Atlas

    don’t worry about an atlanta fan site taking a shot at you they just realized that their team is no longer a relevant top 4 team in the east anymore. they are now regulated back to being a one round playoff team