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Sheed’s back is a big problem

Sheed’s back is a big problem

"We have to play him short minutes, short spurts," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "That's all you can do. It's not going to get any better at this point." The 6-foot-10 big man played nearly 19 lackluster minutes in Tuesday's 91-84 Game Three loss, scoring just two points on 1-for-5 shooting. "He's struggling," Rivers admitted. [...]

June 9, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Enemy Chatter: The Lakers were a hot, nasty mess

Enemy Chatter: The Lakers were a hot, nasty mess

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 Los Angeles. The final period was neck-and-neck until those fateful last few minutes. That's when the Laker offense bogged down in Kobe isolation play – what happened to [...]

June 7, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 17

Why Pau Gasol should be pissed off

Why Pau Gasol should be pissed off

The Lakers held an 88-85 lead over the Celtics with 5:58 remaining in the 4th quarter. From that point on, the Celtics outscored them 18-6. How were they able to dominate the final minutes? Aside from Rajon Rondo's stellar play, the Lakers made several mistakes. The most glaring error? Not taking advantage of Pau Gasol. [...]

June 7, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 7

Rondo = Clutch

Rondo = Clutch

The Celtics used an 18-6 spurt over the final 6 minutes of the 4th quarter to beat the Lakers 103-94 and even this series at 1-1. Rondo (19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) was cash money down the stretch. He scored 10 points in the 4th. Had a huge block on Derek Fisher and key [...]

June 6, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 83

Doc says KG is not hurt

Doc says KG is not hurt

Via Chris Forsberg's Twitter: Doc on KG: "I just thought he struggled. He had one of those nights. We all have them. We're just not used to seeing him have them unless there's something wrong. But he's fine, I can guarantee you that." Doc on PJax 47-0: "Well, you know, it's like I told our [...]

June 4, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 13

The obligatory KG post

The obligatory KG post

KG knows what happened. We know what happened too.  We know because we all have eyes. But we don't know why. cue the smug: "cuz he's old" comments But we don't know if its age, or injury or Pau Gasol just being damn good (there, I said it… now let us never speak of it [...]

June 4, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 19

Your Morning Dump… Where we’ve got a couple of problems

Your Morning Dump… Where we’ve got a couple of problems

  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 was horrible,” Doc Rivers said of the C’s defense following the game. “I thought we hugged up on guys all night. That wasn’t our defense [...]

June 4, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 21

Embarrasing effort

Embarrasing effort

This guy smoked us.  This guy. SMOKED us. The Celtics looked out of it for most of this game.  It started with tight calls that sapped ANY flow from this game in the first half.  The Celtics then fell into the same bullshit they pulled in March and April… … they sulked … they half-assed [...]

June 3, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 97

5 hours till game time… What lost step?

5 hours till game time… What lost step?

You hear it all the time. "KG has lost a step." And yeah, it might be true.  But take a look at the stats so far these playoffs of the guys he's guarded (Rotowire, via CelticsLife): Beasley '10 reg season: 14.8 ppg, 45% FG, 1.7 TOs, 30 min/game '10 playoffs Celtics (KG on bench): 19.5 [...]

June 3, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals Preview

Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals Preview

Schedule: Game 1: Thursday, June 3 Boston at LA, 9 p.m., ABC Game 2: Sunday, June 6  Boston at LA, 8 p.m., ABC Game 3: Tuesday, June 8 LA at Boston, 9 p.m., ABC Game 4: Thursday, June 10 LA at Boston, 9 p.m., ABC Game 5: Sunday, June 13 LA at Boston, 8 p.m., [...]

June 2, 2010 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 6