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How we see it goin’ down: The C’s-Sixers series

How we see it goin’ down: The C’s-Sixers series

Schedule:                      Game 1 – Tonight at Boston  8 p.m.                     Game 2 – Mon at Boston 7 p.m.                     Game 3 – Wed at Philadelphia  7 p.m.                    Game 4 – Fri  at Philadelphia  TBD                    Game 5 * Mon  May 21 at Boston  TBD                        Game 6 * Wed  May 23 at Philadelphia  TBD                         Game 7 * Sat  May 26 at Boston  TBD*if necessary  Get your [...]

May 12, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Gametime, Previews, Uncategorized 1

Quick notes: Doc’s concerned, Pierce will play, Ray might not

Quick notes: Doc’s concerned, Pierce will play, Ray might not

The Celtics didn't practiced today, but they did gather for a shootaround.  I can't say I liked what I heard. Both Pierce and Allen sat out Friday's walkthrough, following a shootaround. Pressed as to whether Pierce or Allen were closer to being ready for Game 1, Rivers sounded an ominous tone.  "I don't [know]," he [...]

May 11, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Gametime, Uncategorized 6

A quick appreciation of Kevin Garnett (and his complete Game 6 highlights)

A quick appreciation of Kevin Garnett (and his complete Game 6 highlights)

  I know I've said it before.  I've already admitted that writing Kevin Garnett off four months ago was stupid.  I guess after last night, I realized just how stupid it was.  Kevin Garnett is, was, and forever will be one of the most unique individuals on the planet.  His demeanor can be shocking, frightening, [...]

May 11, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Gametime, Kevin Garnett, Recaps, Uncategorized 6

Ivan Johnson flips off the Celtics fans that Josh Smith loves

Ivan Johnson flips off the Celtics fans that Josh Smith loves

(image courtesy Austin Espinoza. h/t Ball Don't Lie) Ivan Johnson and Josh Smith have different opinions of Celtics fans. The photo shows Johnson is more of a non-verbal guy. Smith had this to say: “When you’re playing in an environment like the Boston Garden, they have probably the best fans,” Smith paused, and then thought [...]

May 11, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Gametime, Uncategorized 8

Hawks choke late, Celtics move on behind throwback Garnett

Hawks choke late, Celtics move on behind throwback Garnett

The 2012 series between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks,which may go down as one of the ugliest series in NBA history, came to a close tonight as the Boston Celtics defeated the Hawks in a squeeker. The Celtics will now move on to face the Philadelphia 76ers starting this Monday, but before we look [...]

May 10, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Recaps, Uncategorized 21

How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Hawks Game 6

How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Hawks Game 6

Tip: 8:00 PM   Court: TD Garden   Watch it: CSN, TNT  Hear it: WEEI          Referees: Derrick Stafford, Bill Kennedy and Eric Lewis Get your tickets here The Matchup   Record: 3-2 Record: 2-3 At home: 2-0 On road: 0-2 Streak: Lost 1 Streak: Won 1     Leaders  Leaders Buckets: Pierce (21.8 ppg) Buckets: Joe Johnson [...]

May 10, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Previews, Uncategorized 5

Eye on the Enemy: Horford the game changer?

Eye on the Enemy: Horford the game changer?

The Celtics are trying to eliminate the Atlanta Hawks and move on to the Conference semis. We'll regularly check in on the competition to see how things stand. Al Horford changes the dynamics at both ends. You’ll notice that Boston, which prides itself on playing D, couldn’t stop Horford in the final 2 1/2 minutes [...]

May 10, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Previews, Uncategorized 5

Enemy Chatter: KG can get anything he wants

Enemy Chatter: KG can get anything he wants

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 Atlanta. Kevin Garnett scares me. Garnett's intensity, as scary and as disturbing as it is, isn't the scariest part. It's that it seems like he can get anything [...]

May 9, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Enemy Chatter, Kevin Garnett, Uncategorized 1

Recap: Hawks eke out a win

Recap: Hawks eke out a win

 That was a roller coaster game. The Celtics led big. The Hawks led big. Each team made runs over the final 15 minutes that had you thinking "we got this!" When the dust settled, the Celtics had the ball with 10 seconds remaining and a chance to win it… but Rajon Rondo coughed up the [...]

May 8, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Recaps, Uncategorized 27

Eye on the enemy, where Joe Johnson wants more touches

Eye on the enemy, where Joe Johnson wants more touches

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May 8, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Previews, Uncategorized 8