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Enemy Chatter: The Celtics lost their legs

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics lost their legs

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 Chicago. There's a basketball axiom that you use your energy on defense and rest on offense, but the five offensive rebounds in the third quarter were elongating so [...]

April 6, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9

Your Morning Dump… Doc rips the team for its crappy effort

Your Morning Dump… Doc rips the team for its crappy effort

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. "I had to use two timeouts in the first half to remind us that we actually had an NBA game to play and that we needed to [...]

April 6, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 17

Derrick Rose afraid to return vs Rondo, Bradley

Derrick Rose afraid to return vs Rondo, Bradley

I knew Derrick Rose wasn't going to play tonight. Why return against pitbulls like Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley when you can rest a few more days and play against Baron Davis and Mike Bibby? [...]

April 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Bulls

How we see it goin’ down: Celtics vs Bulls

Tip: 9:30 PM    Court: United Center   Watch it: CSN  Hear it: WEEI                            Referees:  Monty McCutchen, Leroy Richardson and Sean Wright  Get your tickets here The Matchup Record: 30-23 (1st Atlantic, 4th East) Record: 42-13 (1st Central, 1st East) On road: [...]

April 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 2

Derrick Rose a game-time decision

Derrick Rose a game-time decision

Via the Chicago Tribune: The Derrick Rose injury watch is nearing its end. Rose participated in the entire Chicago Bulls' morning shootaround and said he will test his recovering groin before Thursday night's late tipoff against the Boston Celtics. Rose said if he doesn't play against the Celtics, he will "for sure" play in Sunday's matinee against the Knicks in New [...]

April 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Why doesn’t Noah gets suspended like Rondo did?

Why doesn’t Noah gets suspended like Rondo did?

Over the weekend, Joakim Noah threw the ball at a ref, and then, if you read his lips, started singing a little Cee Lo Green to him. "I see you wait for the miss to call a foul on me and I'm like.. F yoouuuuuuu" Here's the video.   So we have Noah, clearly throwing [...]

March 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Uncategorized 11

Robert Parish put Michael Jordan in his place

Robert Parish put Michael Jordan in his place

In Jackie MacMullan's latest column, Robert Parish shares a story about one of his first encounters with Michael Jordan during his time as a member of the Bulls: "What set Larry apart from Magic and Jordan was he wasn't an in-your-face leader like they were," Parish said. "He had too much respect for us. If [...]

March 9, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 6

Enemy Chatter: Rondo’s shooting is causing tension?

Enemy Chatter: Rondo’s shooting is causing tension?

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 Chicago. The Celtics are starting their own crucial stretch after having played just 10 road games (20 for the Bulls), the fewest in the East. There seems plenty [...]

February 17, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 31

Recap: Celtics pull the old rally-and-fade

Recap: Celtics pull the old rally-and-fade

How many times have we seen the new Big 3-era Celtics fall behind early, claw their way back, only to fade in the 4th quarter? Tonight was one of those nights. The 2nd quarter was horrendous. The Cs shot 3-for-15. They were outrebounded 19-3. A 7-point lead was transformed into a 9-point deficit.  As the [...]

February 16, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 30

Derrick Rose a game-time decision

Derrick Rose a game-time decision

ESPN Chicago has an update on the Bulls Derrick Rose: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not run, but shot free throws during Thursday morning's shootaround, and is still a game-time decision to face the Boston Celtics Thursday night after missing the past three games with back spasms. Rose didn't sound especially optimistic about his chances of playing. "I know [...]

February 16, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5