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Doc Fined For Criticizing Officials

$15,000, according to Gary Dzen: Celtics head coach Doc Rivers has been fined $15,000 for verbal abuse of game officials, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president, basketball operations. Rivers was fined for his action following the Celtics' 110-109 overtime loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, Jan. 5... [More]

February 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Seems Like An Easy Choice. But…

Ball Don't Lie is putting together an NBA Jam style tournament.  It's 2-on-2, and its based on the old video game.  The Celtics got a first round "bye" by being matched up against BDL's own JE Skeets and Tas Melas. Except… ummm… how should I put this? The voting is even right now. As much... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

Hit The Boards, Win The Game

Rebounding is not sexy, but you can make an argument that it's the most important aspect of the game.  If you can keep the other team off the boards, then they'll need to make an abnormally high percentage of shots.  If you can get to offensive rebounds, you can not only make up for a... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

What’s Up With Perk?

Something's not right with Perk. He's not having "impact" games. Let's look at the stats: December – 31 mpg, 11.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 63% FG January – 26 mpg, 6.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.7 bpg, 58% FG February – 30 mpg, 5.8 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2 bpg, 52% FG The guy had a... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Those Pesky Knicks

The Celtics played the first 42 minutes of this game like they were hungover. Then again, they didn't arrive in NY until 3am. My reaction after the 1st quarter: C'mon guys. My reaction after the 2nd quarter: C'mon guys. Stop screwing around. My reaction after the 3rd quarter: C'mon guys. Stop f*cking screwing around!!! Fortunately... [More]

February 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

Who Hits More Game Winners

Let's look at what 82games.com has compiled.  First, here's their definition: Game Winning Shot Opportunity = 24 seconds or less left in the game, team with the ball is either tied or down by 1 to 2 points. And here's their timeframe: So we're looking at five full regular and playoff seasons, with additionally the... [More]

February 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

5 Benefits to the Lakers Loss

Being the optimistic one (wink-wink) here at Red's Army, I found 5 silver linings in last night's ref-aided loss to the Lakers.  Here's goes: 5.  Media Lovefest: Can you hear all those ESPN blowhards touting how tough the Lakers are this year? If not, you will – repeatedly for the next few months. So will... [More]

February 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 16

Oh Goody… More Rampant Commercialism

I'll be happy to watch NBA players play H-O-R-S-E. I don't know how I feel about them playing G-E-I-C-O. Sports are often made for TV. And TV is made for advertisers. So it shouldn't surprise — especially as all sports are scrambling to find new places to hang "for sale" signs given the current economy... [More]

February 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

No Excuses

After getting 5 minutes of sleep and deleting about 100 pretty vulgar Laker troll comments, I just want to address some of the things that are being said by Celtics fans. 1: The refs were horrbile last night.  I agree.  And they were horrible for both sides.  It was one of those games where if... [More]

February 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Epic Battle

What can you say? This was a great game. No, I'm not going to call out the refs for calling all sorts of ticky-tack BS fouls – like the one KG fouled out on in the 4th quarter. Or for not calling a foul on Derek Fisher on the final shot.... [More]

February 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 37