Red's Army

Remembering The Good Times

Watching the Celtics lose again was painful. And the fact that some dude named Von Wafter hit a clutch shot while our Big 3 fizzled down the stretch….well that's enough to bring about a deep depression. Fortunately the gogo-dancers at the Pleasure Pit in the Planet Hollywood casino were able to bring a smile back... [More]

January 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 6

Too Tired

There are a million theories about what's wrong with the Celtics.  So at a time like this, it's generally a good idea to turn to Occam's Razor… which essentially is the theory that the simplest explanation is usually the best one.  The simplest explanation when it comes to the Celtics is:  They're tired. Mike and... [More]

January 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 18

Darius Is Available Again

Just sayin' MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies waived forward Darius Miles, who was trying to make a comeback after a two-year absence following knee surgery. Miles was cut by the Boston Celtics in the preseason and signed with Memphis on Dec. 13. The 27-year-old also served a 10-game league suspension after his signing... [More]

January 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 12

Seriously… 6 Minutes?

Just curious, Doc Rivers, as to why Gabe Pruitt only got 6 minutes of burn while Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo played a combined 95 minutes? I don't know if it would have changed the result.  And I'm not hanging this loss on Doc.  But when Tony Allen is out… 6 minutes from Gabe Pruitt... [More]

January 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

“My Overall Game Wasn’t There”

We can try pointing the finger at Rajon Rondo's struggles and Ray Allen's cold shooting as reason for the Celtics current cold streak.  But the fact of the matter is that the Celtics defense has abandoned them. This season, the Celtics are scoring 101 points and giving up 91.  It's the second best spread in... [More]

January 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

“They Kind of Fold”

"They come in and intimidate you and try to punk you," Augustin said. "But if you don't back down from them, they kind of fold." He's right, the Celtics are folding – for now. But I'm pretty sure DJ Augustin and the Bobcats won't sniff the playoffs this year. And it could be a while,... [More]

January 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 10

Should I Be Worried Now?

You know how Manny Ramirez actually HURT his reputation by being so awesome for the Dodgers… that it confirmed he dogged it Boston? Well… the Celtics are sort of setting themselves up for something similar. If they come out and dominate tomorrow night at home against Houston… they're going to confirm that they have a... [More]

January 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 17

Shut. Up.

The Celtics were on the precipice of building a lead… maybe into pulling away… when Paul Pierce drove to the hoop and didn't get a foul call.  It was a bad no-call… but play went on. What followed was a 9-2 Bobcats run that featured two alley-oops and an easy lay up. I know other... [More]

January 7, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7

The Secret To Rondo’s High FG%

Rajon Rondo is shooting almost 52%.  It's a ridiculously high number for a guy with a suspect jumper.  But looking at his Hot Zone chart (referenced today on True Hoop), and you'll see that 205 of his shots have come at the rim.  He's made 62% of those.  Rondo has taken 290 shots this season. ... [More]

January 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Well, When You Put It That Way…

We're willing to convince ourselves of anything around here.  Lately, it's the possibility that Stephon Marbury could help.  Put on the Green Glasses and all we see is his "talent".  Every once in a while, it takes an outsider… like Ball Don't Lie's Kelly Dwyer in this week's Power Rankings… to really put what we're... [More]

January 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1