Found March 20, 2012 on Red's Army:
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 coast-to-coast and threw one down on Ray Allen.  Then he gave him a stare down and got T'd up.  From that point on, the C's gladly accepted Atlanta's bar-fight challenge and won both fights, much like they did when the LA Clippers attempted the same tactics. There were two key out of bounds plays the seemed to trigger the run, one at the end of the third quarter and one at the beginning of the fourth quarter.  Both were sneaky and deceptive in their own way, hence the naming of "The Decepticons." Decepticon Play #1 - After Teague intentionally fouls Rondo (Hawks had a foul to give) t...

For Ray Allen, it's gotta be the shoes

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...

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...

Ray Allen says wearing bigger sneakers has helped extend his career

When the Celtics assembled the Big Three back in 2007, the health of Ray Allen was a major concern. Allen was coming off double ankle surgery and was the oldest of the new trio. Since his game relies on making cuts and coming off screens, critics wondered if the move would pan out for the C’s. It did, and now you could argue that he looks fresher and younger than Paul Pierce and...

2011-2012 NBA Regular Season: Jeff Teague Dunks On Ray Allen

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...

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...

Hawks bested by Celtics' late 13-0 run

ATLANTA (AP) -- Ray Allen hit two 3-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected the lead with two free throws in the final seconds as the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 79-76 on Monday night. The Celtics led 73-58 at the end of the run. Joe Johnson, who had 25 points, had three late 3-pointers as the Hawks rallied. Johnson's 3 with...

Kevin Garnett: Jeff Teague is ‘a nobody’

The Atlanta Hawks controlled most of their contest Monday night against the Celtics and looked poised to slam the door shut when Jeff Teague savagely threw down the above dunk over Ray Allen in the third quarter to put the Hawks up by eight. Teague got T’ed up for taunting after the jam, and something about that sparked the Celtics, who then went on a 36-13 run and left Atlanta...

So apparently Jeff Teague can throw down

I actually had no idea that Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague could get up like this.  

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...

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...

Celtics Live Blog: Ray Allen, C's Visit Monta Ellis, New-Look Bucks

8 a.m.: The Celtics continue their tour of cities that contain NBA teams contending with the C's for a playoff spot by taking on the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. The Bucks are chasing the Celtics and Knicks in the Eastern Conference playoff race, and after winning six straight games, they have become a legitimate threat. They went all in on this season, trading franchise center...

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...
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