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Enemy Chatter: Mike Brown is suddenly a good coach

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 Cleveland. Brown basically toned down the team's basic defensive strategy, which is to shrink the floor and give help defense in the paint. The plan instead was to... [More]

May 8, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Your Morning Dump… Where Doc could see this coming

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “You could see it early,” said Doc Rivers. Or earlier. “I thought we had two lousy practices,” he said. “I thought our preparation was pulling nails. And,... [More]

May 8, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 32

Momentum Lost

Did someone flip the switch back to regular season? 124-95 = worst home playoff loss ever. Shame on me for feeling good about the Celtics chances heading into games 3 and 4. This team has laid colossal eggs all season long at home and tonight was no different. Hey Paul Pierce (11 points, 4-15 FG),... [More]

May 7, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 51

Just what did Mark Blount teach Perk, exactly?

Mark Blount is human Ipecac.  I may hate him as much as I hate anyone I've never met before. So I found it both nauseating and humorous to read the end of Chris Forsberg's Thursday leftovers. Kendrick Perkins generated some chuckles during the end of his chat with the media after Thursday's practice. After being... [More]

May 7, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Rumor: Cs mulled Perkins for Boozer deal

Via WEEI.com: According to SI's Ian Thomsen, Ray Allen wasn't the only Celtic shopped around at the trade deadline. Thomsen said there were discussions of a Kendrick Perkins for Carlos Boozer deal, which would have changed the landscape of the Celtics roster.  "Everybody had heard they were looking to deal Ray Allen for Caron Butler,"... [More]

May 7, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 10
Red’s Army vs. Waiting For Next Year… the challenge continues

Red’s Army vs. Waiting For Next Year… the challenge continues

NBA.com came to us with an idea:  Take on a Cleveland blog in some kind of online challenge where your readers could win prizes.  Of course, we're happy to give you guys the chance to win free things… so we said yes. We're in the midst of a battle with Waiting For Next Year… and... [More]

May 7, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 43
LeBron’s elbow speaks

LeBron’s elbow speaks

That’s LeBron’s elbow giving its first interview (even though it’s on Twitter)… courtesy of the boys at The Basketball Jones. Best line: “I help him with the other thing he likes….”... [More]

May 7, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

Your LeBron whiny bitch face of the day

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May 7, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 11

Cooz gushes over Rondo

If you don't read this article by Peter May in which Bob Cousy gushes endlessly about Rajon Rondo, we can't be friends anymore.  Here's some of it: "I've been watching the Celtics for the last 50 years,'' said Cousy, who retired in 1963 but made a brief, forgettable comeback as a player-coach with Omaha-Kansas City... [More]

May 7, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Thibs makes big coin

Celtics defensive guru Tom Thibodeau is one of the highest paid assistant coaches in the NBA, reportedly pulling in more than $1 million per season, according to Tom Ziller of NBA Fanhouse. And it's this big price tag that might be scaring off teams from hiring Thibs as their head coach. Another strike against Thibs,... [More]

May 7, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2