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Doc burns Shaq on “Inside the NBA”

Doc burns Shaq on “Inside the NBA”

After the Spurs finished off sweeping the Clippers last night, Inside the NBA played this very special ball-busting message from Doc Rivers to Shaquille O'Neal "Also tell Shaq, please, for me, if he had gotten into the type of shape that he was against Barkley, we might have won it last year." If you don't [...]

May 21, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Doc Rivers 2

Bradley sits out shoot-around

Bradley sits out shoot-around

Avery Bradley left Game 4 with the Celtics up 16 in the third.  Over the next nine minutes, the Sixers scored 25 points.   That's an over-simplfication of Bradley's effect on the team.  But it's pretty obvious that Avery Bradley has become a critical part of not only the Celtics defense, but the Celtics offense.  [...]

May 21, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Injuries 3

Your Morning Dump… Where KG can’t tell who’s guarding him

Your Morning Dump… Where KG can’t tell who’s guarding him

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. “It doesn’t matter. All of their big guys are playing physical and bumping,” Garnett said. “You go through side picks and it’s physical. I can’t tell one [...]

May 21, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Kevin Garnett, The Morning Dump 6

Five years later, a look back at what could have been

Five years later, a look back at what could have been

As we are all wrapped up in the current group of Celtics and what is likely to be their final push for an 18th championship with this core, a discussion with a good friend of mine brought about the potential for what we both felt would be an interesting read for true Celtics fans; yes [...]

May 20, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA, Celtics News, Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Look Back, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Trades 13

Doc admits C’s should have gone to Bass more

Doc admits C’s should have gone to Bass more

A lot readers said it. A lot of people during the game were tweeting it.   Why wasn't Brandon Bass in the game down the stretch?  At the time, it appeared Doc was riding his recent small-lineup success to try to generate defensive stops and kick-start a stalled offense with some transition basketball.  But in [...]

May 20, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Brandon Bass, Doc Rivers, Gametime, Recaps 6

Your Morning Dump… Avery Bradley is tough as nails

Your Morning Dump… Avery Bradley is tough as nails

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 10:50 left in the third quarter Friday, Bradley was in severe pain after being fouled. His left shoulder had been jolted again from its preferred place [...]

May 20, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, The Morning Dump 5

Happy Birthday KG

Happy Birthday KG

He came into the NBA, straight out of high school in 1995. Since then, Kevin Maurice Garnett has racked up an NBA championship ring, an MVP trophy, 14 all-star selections, a defensive player of the year award and many more accolades. Love him or hate him, you cannot deny his impact on the NBA and [...]

May 18, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Kevin Garnett 9

Ray Allen is a total team player

Ray Allen is a total team player

Ray Allen is hurting.  He's playing an unfamiliar role off the bench.  He's not scoring like he'd like (3 points in Game 3).  But through it all, he's still a total professional.  When asked if there was anything he would change in Game 4, He said “I don’t have to change anything tonight that happened from [...]

May 18, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Ray Allen 2

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