Found March 19, 2012 on Red's Army:
PLAYERS: Ray Allen
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
CSNNE's Jess Camerato uncovered some interesting information about Ray Allen's choice of footwear: Allen entered the NBA in 1996 wearing a size 13 sneaker. As time went on, he went up to a 14. Just two years ago, he made another jump that has helped his performance and his health.“My feet were always hurting,” he told “I was at shootaround in Detroit two years ago, I was running through it, and when I got back to the bus, it was just like the shoes, my orthotics – I called over to Nike and said, ‘The next shoe allotment, send it to me in 15s.’ I’ve been a 15 ever since.” “Down in my ankles, I need that blood to flow,” he explained. “Sometimes if the shoe’s too tight, you just feel pressure on your feet.” Hey, whatever works.  I'm under the impression that this generation of NBA players doesn't lace up their sneakers super tight. They sacrifice ankle stability for comfort and style. 

POTD 3/19/12: Jeff Teague on Ray Allen

Bigger sneakers may or may not have helped Ray Allen recover from a three-point shooting slump (for Allen, a three-point shooting slump means he’s only connecting at a league-average clip).  However, his new, larger Air Jordans don’t seem to have improved his shot blocking abilities.  Maybe he should try rocking a Ben-Wallace-type wristband. And maybe Jeff Teague should roll...

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Celtics win slugfest in Atlanta: BOS 79 ATL 76

The Boston Celtics were locked in a back and forth, chippy, close game at the Atlanta Hawks home stadium. In the fourth quarter, a Celtic run - highlighted by two Ray Allen threes - helped Boston build a lead as high as 15. The Hawks then went on a 16-4 run down the stretch and pulled back within one with 11.8 seconds left in the game. A pair of Ray Allen free throws and a missed...

Hawks bested by Celtics' late 13-0 run

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Your Morning Dump... Where Jeff Teague pissed Ray off and won Boston the game

  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. "Yeah, that was a turning a turning point in the game.  Yeah, he dunked on me.  He's got jumping ability and I wanted to shake his hand for it.  These types of games for...

From the GreenLab: The Decepticons

Last night's game against the Atlanta Hawks felt more like a street brawl than it did a basketball game at times.  It was ugly to watch for bout 3 1/2 quarters where both teams turned the ball over and couldn't score a basket even if it meant a free vacation for a week.  It was gross, it was brutal and it got ugly.  The Celtics seemed to bottom out when Jeff Teague went...

Celtics 79, Hawks 76: My eyeballs hurt

The NBA lockout occasionally leaves its imprint on an otherwise nondescript meeting between two middling Eastern Conference playoff teams, and tonight the lockout gods (or demons, rather) pushed dozens of shots wide right, or left, or short, or long.Even the game’s most exciting highlight, Jeff Teague’s tomahawk dunk on Ray Allen’s dome, resulted in a mistake. He screamed...

Celtics overcome Johnson, Hawks

Ray Allen isn't focused on the Celtics' modest seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings or the two-game losing streak they brought to Atlanta. The 16-year veteran guard insists he likes this Boston team - especially when it plays as it did in the fourth quarter against the Hawks. Allen hit two 3-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected...

Nuggets 98, Celtics 91: Faried

I covered the Massachusetts high school boys basketball state championship tonight, so I still haven’t seen the game yet. Which is why I’m a little confused that Marquis Daniels played more minutes (20) than any other Celtics reserve, Ray Allen notched just seven points in 42 minutes, and Greg Stiemsma did not have a quadruple double.It sounds like the Celtics rebounded really...

Recap: I watched this game because I had to

March 19, 2012 Dear Journal,  The journey was especially rough today.  The Red's Army team has had its difficulties tracking the Celtics this season, but this one was one of the worst. We lost two members on today's expedition.  Chuck crumpled to a broken heap before halftime.  I turned to KWAPT to help carry the broken, shattered, blubbering shell of a man Chuck...

KG on Teague: 'That guy's a nobody'

In case you missed it last night, Jeff Teague threw down a monster dunk on Ray Allen, yelled in his face, and then the Celtics went on a run. Kevin Garnett then pulled out the old Pedro Martinez, "Who is Karim Garcia?" line on Teague after the game. 

Comments from the other side - Kings 3/16

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Enemy Chatter: No excessive celebration after air ball

  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, when asked if Jeff Teague’s dunk on Ray Allen and subsequent taunting in the third quarter angered the Celtics. “I don’t even know who you are talking about. That guy’s...
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