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Your Morning Dump… Where the season (as well as the Pierce and KG Era) is on the brink

Your Morning Dump… Where the season (as well as the Pierce and KG Era) is on the brink

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. With the Boston Celtics on the brink of playoff elimination, allow this to serve as your annual reminder to savor what could possibly be the final time [...]

April 28, 2013 Jay Celtics News, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce 15

Smith suspended, will miss Game 4

Smith suspended, will miss Game 4

No surprise here as JR Smith will not be suiting up for the Knicks in Game 4: NBA announces JR Smith has been suspended for Game 4 for his elbow on Jason Terry — John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) April 28, 2013 Look for Chris Copeland to take some of the minutes. Celtics will try to avoid [...]

April 27, 2013 KWAPT Celtics News, Jason Terry 4

Jason Terry: “I’m coming out with something”

Jason Terry: “I’m coming out with something”

Celtics sharp off-the-mark shooter Jason Terry refused to comment on the elbow thrown by punk JR Smith during last night’s game. Terry had this to say about the Celtics “fight:” “We’ve just got to fight harder than what we’ve been doing,” Terry said. “I mean, they’re outworking us. You can see it on the tape. [...]

April 27, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Jason Terry 14

Why are the Celtics so much better at home?

Why are the Celtics so much better at home?

The Celtics won 13 more games at home than on the road this season. They had the fewest road wins (14) of all the playoff teams. Aside from home cooking, no air travel, and greatest fan base in the history of professional sports, why the large discrepancy in wins? NBA.com’s John Schumann breaks down some [...]

April 26, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News 4

Jackie Mac: KG has painful bone spurs

Jackie Mac: KG has painful bone spurs

If you’re anything like John and myself, you’ve remained calm and sensible about Kevin Garnett’s foot injury. In her latest column, ESPN Boston’s Jackie MacMullan reminds us that Garnett is battling bone spurs. And she uses an adjective that strikes fear in my heart – painful. KG, the centerpiece of the team’s defensive soul, is battling [...]

April 26, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Kevin Garnett 4

Doc whacked for $25,000 for blasting refs

Doc whacked for $25,000 for blasting refs

When Doc Rivers said this after Game 2: “Listen, I thought the fouls on Kevin, first of all they were horrendous,” Rivers said after the Celtics fell in to a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven series that shifts to Boston for Game 3 Friday. “And secondly, I thought they had a huge effect on us,” [...]

April 25, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Doc Rivers 10

Jordan Crawford over Courtney Lee… justified or not?

Jordan Crawford over Courtney Lee… justified or not?

One of the questions I was most asked during Game 2 was some variation of “why is Doc going with Jordan Crawford over Courtney Lee?”  Here’s Doc’s reasoning:  Rivers was asked Wednesday about his preference of Crawford over Lee, and he said he simply thinks Crawford is playing better than Lee right now. “Yeah, it’s [...]

April 25, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Courtney Lee, Jordan Crawford 18

Hip pointer won’t keep KG out of Game 3

Hip pointer won’t keep KG out of Game 3

Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett suffered a hip pointer in Game 2 against the Knicks. See the video evidence above. The injury will not prevent KG from practicing or playing in Game 3. Shocking. As for why Jordan Crawford is playing significant minutes over Courtney Lee, Doc said: “I think offensively he gives you a [...]

April 24, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Kevin Garnett 6

Avery Bradley ignored on most DPOY ballots

Avery Bradley ignored on most DPOY ballots

Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is your 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  According to this tally, Avery Bradley is the 12th best defender in the league. cough… bull-sh*t… cough While he did receive 2 first place ballots, Bradley appeared on just 5 of 121 ballots. Maybe he was penalized for missing 32 games this season. [...]

April 24, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, Celtics News 9

Flip Flopping Crazy: Doc is in a foul mood about Game 2 officiating

Flip Flopping Crazy: Doc is in a foul mood about Game 2 officiating

Let’s be clear about this right off the top: By no means am I citing the officiating as the main reason as to why the Celtics lost Game 2 to the Knicks. Did it hurt the game plan when KG got into early foul trouble in the first and second quarters?  Without a doubt. But [...]

April 24, 2013 Jay Celtics News, Doc Rivers 14