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Attack the gaps to beat the zone

(Click on the image to begin the animation) The Celtics have a problem with zones.  That's nothing new.  Their problem with zone defenses begins with their desire to spot up from 3.  The C's love the 3… and it kills them because they'd rather stand behind the arc than attack gaps. This diagram is pretty... [More]

January 26, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Enemy Chatter: Perk is very cerebral with his physicality

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 LA. This trip consists of games the Clippers should win but could give away, and games they should lose but could steal.  And when the trip is over,... [More]

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Don Nelson Laughs Off Monta for Ray Trade Rumor

Via Mercury Warriors coach Don Nelson was asked Monday about a report that surfaced earlier in the day. It told of talks between the Warriors and the Celtics involving Monta Ellis and Boston's Ray Allen. Nelson's response? He burst into laughter… "We're in a situation where we need to look very strongly at change,"... [More]

January 26, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5

Your Morning Dump… KG’s Effect on Offense & Defense

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. “Tonight, I thought it was a conscious effort to get to the second and third options and not just play strong-side basketball,’’ Garnett said. “Swinging, getting pick-and-rolls,... [More]

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The Bare Minimum

Another unimpressive performance by the Celtics. Fortunately, the Cs came out on top 95-89. Rajon Rondo lead the Celtics with 16 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals. He dictated the tempo and showed a lot of energy, especially in the 2nd half. Paul Pierce had 22 points, KG had 17 points. Perk hit... [More]

January 25, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 23

Rumor: Monta Ellis for Ray Allen

Via Sherrod Blakely of Comcast: While the Celtics have maintained repeatedly that they have no intentions of moving any of their core guys between now and the Feb. 18 trading deadline — and I believe ’em on this one —  multiple league sources confirmed today that the Golden State Warriors are giving some thought to... [More]

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Your KG Face of the Day

Monday, January 25, 2010    The "OK, let's play 'Wizard of Oz' again!  I'm Dorothy and you're all munchkins… except for you Rondo.  You're Toto." Photo by Elsa/Getty Images... [More]

January 25, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Celtics/Clippers Game Preview

Celtics (28-13) vs Clippers (20-23) Game time: 7:30pm, TD Garden. TV – CSN. Radio – WEEI-AM (850). Team Leaders Scoring Bos: Pierce – 18.8                  Clippers: Chris Kaman – 20.4 ReboundingBos: Perkins – 8.3                  Clippers: Marcus Camby – 12.0 AssistsBos: Rondo – 9.6                    Clippers: Baron Davis – 8.2 Who'll go off: Rajon... [More]

January 25, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Max: Fans need a code of ethics

Cedric Maxwell was on WBZ's Sports Final last night, and among the things he talked about was the need for a "Fans Code of Ethics", saying… "Big Baby was wrong, make sure you say that… Big Baby was wrong with what he said.  But at the same time our fans need to have a code... [More]

January 25, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Case of the Mondays: The whole college system is a joke

Mondays suck… even around here.  So we're taking time out on Monday's to make ourselves feel better and rant about something that pisses us off. After filling his stat line again on Saturday (16 points, seven assists, three steals), Kentucky freshman John Wall said he had "no choice" but to enter this year's NBA Draft.... [More]

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