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Paul Pierce dons brace for morning shootaround

Paul Pierce dons brace for morning shootaround

image courtesy Molly McGrath ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg has a summary of the morning shootaround: * For the first time in a while, health didn't dominate the conversation. It's pretty much assumed at this point that all the dinged up bodies — including Paul Pierce (left MCL sprain), Ray Allen (right ankle bone spurs), and [...]

May 18, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Injuries, Paul Pierce, Uncategorized Comments Off

Larry Bird… the most successful individual in basketball history?

Larry Bird… the most successful individual in basketball history?

With his crowning as the NBA's executive of the year for 2012, Larry Bird may have sealed his case as the basketballs most successful and influential individual in the history of the sport. Bird is without question one of the greatest players in the history of the league, but it is what he has done [...]

May 18, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Celtics News, Larry Bird, The Team, Uncategorized 15

From the GreenLab: Engineering Offense for Pierce

From the GreenLab: Engineering Offense for Pierce

Paul Pierce put on a performance for the ages in Game 2 at Philips Arena in Atlanta to lead the Celtics to a huge victory to tie up the series at 1-1.  The Celtics are once again tied at 1-1 but this time they will be on the road in Philadelphia.  Pierce has struggled ever [...]

May 16, 2012 Jay Celtics News, Paul Pierce, Uncategorized 2

Larry Bird still dominating like it’s 1986

Larry Bird still dominating like it’s 1986

Larry Bird has been named the NBA’s Executive of the Year. While Larry Legend probably doesn’t give a crap, this honor puts him in a rare club: The Legend’s trophy shelf was already full. Make room for another. The NBA announced on Wednesday that Indiana¬†Pacers¬†president Larry Bird has been named 2011-2012 Executive of the Year. [...]

May 16, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Larry Bird, Look Back, Uncategorized 2

Everyone’s in tonight as Celtics trainers switch from athletic to duct tape

Everyone’s in tonight as Celtics trainers switch from athletic to duct tape

Twitter / @ESPNForsberg: Celtics on floor for shoot … via kwout The second part of the headline isn't really true, but it should be.  It's probably the only way to keep Avery Bradley's shoulder in place for a few more games.   Actually the Celtics training staff has a new plan for Avery should the [...]

May 16, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Look Back, Mickael Pietrus, Ray Allen, Uncategorized 7

Pietrus’ concussion still in his head

Pietrus’ concussion still in his head

Mickael Pietrus can make life easy for the Celtics.  He can come in, play some nice defense, hit a shot or two, and even drive to the basket when defenses over-commit to the jumper.  We saw SOME of the driving last night, but that's not going to happen very often, because Mickael Pietrus is afraid [...]

May 15, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, Mickael Pietrus, Uncategorized 4

Everyone went through the shootaround

Everyone went through the shootaround

Twitter / @celtics: All 15 players participati … via kwout That's a start.  We'll see how Ray Allen's ankle feels later, though. As of right now, all the walking wounded are in.   [...]

May 12, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Injuries, Uncategorized Comments Off

Ray’s ankle continues to be a big problem

Ray’s ankle continues to be a big problem

  We'll go back to the big smiles and back slaps as the C's get ready for Philly in a minute.  But first… a serious note about Ray Allen's ankle, which is slowly failing him more than it's helping him.  And the more it fails him, the less confidence he has on the court, which [...]

May 11, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, Ray Allen, Uncategorized 3

Tonight’s “Close ‘em out at home” motivational video: The Bird-’Nique duel

Tonight’s “Close ‘em out at home” motivational video: The Bird-’Nique duel

  May 22, 1988.  Game 7.  Eastern Conference semi-finals. Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins engaged in a mano-a-mano battle for the ages.  Dominique finished with 47 points on 19-33 shooting.  Larry finished with 34 on 15-24 shooting… including the last bucket… a lefty layup after burning Nique in the post. Final score:  Boston 118 – [...]

May 10, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Larry Bird, Look Back, Uncategorized 2

Pierce has a sprained MCL, will play tonight

Pierce has a sprained MCL, will play tonight

Twitter / @SherrodbCSN: #CelticsTalk: #Celtics Pau … via kwout This is the first specific detail we've heard about Pierce's injury.  The MCL is pretty important to your lateral movement, and there were plenty of times after Pierce tweaked it again in Game 5 that it was obvious Pierce wasn't moving from side to side very [...]

May 10, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Injuries, Paul Pierce, Uncategorized 4