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Rockets fire Kevin McHale

Rockets fire Kevin McHale

The Houston Rockets fired Kevin McHale this morning.  McHale delivered the Rockets to the Western Conference Finals a year ago, but four straight blowout losses and a roster struggling to respond with effort pushed to the organization to make a move to salvage what had been expected to be a season of championship contention. McHale [...]

November 18, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Kevin McHale 13

Your Morning Dump… Where the (defensive) force is with the first-place Celtics

Your Morning Dump… Where the (defensive) force is with the first-place Celtics

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Smart missed 10 of the 11 shots he took during Monday’s game in Houston but still emerged plus-30 in plus/minus because of the way he helped [...]

November 18, 2015 Mike Dynon (@MikeDynon) The Morning Dump 7

GGTV 9.3: “Will work for Pizza”

GGTV 9.3: “Will work for Pizza”

With the Celtics hanging around .500, the Gang talks Evan Turner and Santarpio’s, Kurt’s love for Jae Crowder, and the second installment of “The Brooklyn Report.”  The conversation turns to the Heat’s Gerald Green and his allegations over Flakka use, and they play “Would You Rather,” covering everything from swapping players to world championships. [...]

November 17, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Gang Green TV Comments Off on GGTV 9.3: “Will work for Pizza”

Evan Turner’s weird, trend-bucking, immensely important early impact

Evan Turner’s weird, trend-bucking, immensely important early impact

I’m not sure many people expected the Celtics to be 6-4 after 10 games, especially after the way the season started. But the Celtics have whipped off some impressive wins in unexpectedly impressive ways. Even if you thought the Celtics could beat Atlanta, OKC, and Houston in consecutive games, there are few who thought they’d [...]

November 17, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Evan Turner 7

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are squeezing the life out of teams

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are squeezing the life out of teams

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I think we play hard. Guys don’t like that in this league,” said forward Jae Crowder. “Guys want an easy, flowing game. But we play hard [...]

November 17, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army The Morning Dump 7

Recap: Celtics steal a blowout in Houston

Recap: Celtics steal a blowout in Houston

In a bit of role reversal, it was the starters who came out hot and the bench that stunk in the first quarter. The Celtics stormed out to an 8-2 lead and both offenses were clicking through the first seven minutes of the game. But the Celtics offense stalled at the 5:21 mark… with the [...]

November 16, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, Recaps 5

How to beat… the Houston Rockets

How to beat… the Houston Rockets

The Celtics are fresh off their latest “best win of the season,” in which they pulled away from the “yes they’re shorthanded but still pretty damn good” OKC Thunder. But that was last night, and tonight they have to figure out a way to beat a Houston Rockets team off to a weirdly sub-par start. [...]

November 16, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Previews 1

Celtics 6th in new power rankings?

Celtics 6th in new power rankings?

These rankings come from NBA.com’s John Schumann who also names the C’s the: Hero team of the week: Boston (3-1) — Despite a couple of injuries in their backcourt, the Celtics have won four of their last five games, and the only one of the wins that wasn’t against a 2015 playoff team was in [...]

November 16, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News 7

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics are scrappy and tough; ET is sneaky fat

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics are scrappy and tough; ET is sneaky fat

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Oklahoma.  – The Celtics are scrappy and tough. They play some clever lineups and keep you guessing a lot. The Thunder just never seemed to be able to find a combination that [...]

November 16, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Enemy Chatter, Evan Turner 13

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart rises to the occasion

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart rises to the occasion

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Smart, who played his college ball at nearby Oklahoma State, scored a career-high 26 points and spearheaded Boston’s collective effort to limit Westbrook. Smart helped Boston [...]

November 16, 2015 Ben Mark Celtics News, Marcus Smart, The Morning Dump 5