Vitor Faverani Posterizes Micah Downs In D-League Game (Video)

Poor Micah Downs. The former Gonzaga standout has compiled lots of frequent flier miles since his heady days with the Bulldogs, trekking from Croatia to Belgium to Spain to keep his professional basketball career alive. Most recently, Downs has found homes in the NBA Development League and the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague (which sounds awesome). He was even with the Boston Celtics...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc's Son Makes Red Claws Debut - Video and Notes

A somewhat short handed Red Claws team lost on the road 106-98 to the Reno Bighorns. Of note in this game, however is the debut of Doc Rivers' son Jeremiah, who has been on the inactive list since the beginning of the season with an ankle injury. Rivers finished with 6 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists and only 1 turnover in 22 minutes of play in his first game for the Red Claws...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Charge Squeek Past Red Claws 92-91 (VIDEO)

The Red Claws lost their second straight home game as they dropped this one to the Canton Charge 92-81. Center Fab Melo is still with the Celtics recovering from the concussion. Fellow Celtic Kris Joseph once again came off the bench to play 25 minutes and add 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block. DaJuan Summers led the Red Claws with 23 points, 12 rebounds...
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January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Claws Top Skyforce 106-94 (VIDEO)

The Red Claws played tough defense down the stretch to take the first game of a weekend doubleheader from the Sioux Falls Skyforce. The Celtics gave the Red Claws an assist in this one as they signed the Skyforce's best rebounder and shot blocker, Jarvis Varnado on Monday. Fab Melo finished with 14 points on 6-11 shooting to go with 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 blocks. Not...
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December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Melo Leads Red Claws Over Stampede 108-94 (VIDEO)

Celtics Center Fab Melo had another strong game to lead the Red Claws over the Idaho Stampede 108-94. Melo followed a historic triple double in his last game with 32 points (12-21, 9 rebounds, and 9 blocks.   Melo is definitely playing well and is developing quite well with the Red Claws.   Training camp invitee Micah Downs started in place of Kris Joseph, who is back with...
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December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Claws Roll Over Mad Ants 107-104 (VIDEO)

The Red Claws improved to 6-2 after a 107-104 road win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Fab Melo was back in the lineup for the Red Claws after missing the last two games with a strained quad muscle. He shot 4-7 for 10 points to go with 2 rebounds and 1 block in 24 minutes. Fellow Celtic Kris Joseph had another nice game with 22 points on 9-16 shooting to go with 3 rebounds, 1...
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December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Claws Win 3rd Straight with 103-90 Win over Charge (Video)

The Red Claws won their 3rd straight game and second at home as they rolled over the Canton Charge 103-90. Celtic rookie Kris Joseph led all scorers with 21 points to go with 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Celtic camp invitee Micah Downs continued to play well, finishing with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists 1 steal and 1 block. point guard Shelvin Mack played a great game with 18 points...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Claws Beat Mad Ants 116-113 to Get 1st Home Win (Video)

The Red Claws (4-2) got their first home win tonight with a 116-113 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The win, coupled with a Springfield loss tonight, moves the Red Claws into first place in the East Division. Tonight was "Patriots Night." As part of the promotion, former New England Patriots fullback Patrick Pass was there to sign autographs before the game and...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Claws Move to 3-2 With 113-111 Win over Erie (video)

The Red Claws get back into the winning column with a 113-111 win over the Erie Bayhawks. With Kris Joseph still with the Celtics, Chris Wright filled in nicely at the small forward spot and finished with 14 points 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Fab Melo started and finished with 6 points (3-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks in just under 26 minutes. Most importantly...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Claws Drop 2nd Straight Game at Home (Full Game Video)

On Sunday afternoon, the Maine Red Claws dropped their second straight game at home after winning their first 2 on the road. Celtics Rookie Kris Joseph returned to the Red Claws after a brief stint with the parent club during Rondo's suspension. The Red Claws were able to stay with the Sioux Falls Skyforce through three quarters, but a 16-5 run to open the fourth quarter...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Watch: Red Claws don Celtics unis in home opener

The Maine Red Claws, minus Kris Joseph who we saw last night in Boston, took on the LA Defenders in their home opener… and they did it wearing the uniforms of the Boston Celtics. The Claws fell to the Defenders 97-94.  Micah Downs struggled, shooting 5-14, but he still led Maine with 22 points.  Fab Melo had 11 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 8 points on 3-9 shooting, but he also dealt...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Claws Advance to 2-0 Video and Recap

Kris Joseph had another strong game as the Red Claws start the season 2-0, beating the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 117-112. Joseph finished with 23 points (6-22) to go with 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Fab Melo had a much better second outing than his first. He finished with 14 points on 7-10 shooting to go with 4 rebounds and 1 block in 17 minutes. The star of the game was...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine Red Claws Media Day Interviews: Chris Wright, Micah Downs, and Coach Taylor

On Tuesday morning, I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 to Portland, Maine for Maine Red Claws Media Day. A lot of familiar faces and recognizable names were in the building sporting 2012-2013 Maine Red Claws home jerseys. Boston Celtics training camp invitee Micah Downs, returning player Chris Wright, former Butler standout Shelvin [...]
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s have a failure to communicate

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. “We’ve got to do a better job at talking to each other,” the captain said. “Transition defense is No. 1, matching up with our guys. I think that’s where it starts. “Once we shoot the ball, whether...
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November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Downs Among 8 Invited to Red Claws Camp

Micah Downs was one of the final cuts to the Celtics training camp roster. He showed some flashes of talent in his time with the Celtics but in the end, it was a numbers thing and there wasn't room for him on the roster. The Red Claws have announced that Downs is one of 8 players invited to their training camp. The other players include 7 footer and Harvard product Brian...
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November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kris Joseph makes the cut, officially a Celtic

Congrats to Kris Joseph who has made the Celtics opening night roster. Rookie Kris Joseph has earned the 15th and final spot on the Celtics' roster, the small forward said after Wednesday's practice. Joseph, a second-round pick out of Syracuse in the 2012 draft, said he "kind of put two and two together" when the team waived Micah Downs and Rob Kurz but said he...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Joseph Completes Celtics’ 15-man Roster

Kris Joseph, the Celtics’ second-round draft pick out of Syracuse, has reportedly been given the final spot on the 15-man roster after practice on Wednesday. Joseph has faced stiff competition during pre-season from the likes of Micah Downs and Rob Kurz, but the 6-foot-7 forward has been deemed the final piece of the puzzle by [...]
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Pare the Roster Down to 15

As was expected since they were brought into training camp, the Celtics waived Rob Kurz and Micah Downs. Downs was impressive in spurts in a couple of preseason games. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game over 7 games. Kurz averaged 1.7 points and 1.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game over 6 games.  It was a numbers game right from the beginning and...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Rob Kurz, Micah Downs to be cut as Boston Celtics trim roster down to 15

#celtics will announce they are waiving Micah Downs and Rob Kurz, according to an NBA sourceabout 1 hour ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@GwashNBAGlobegary washburnWelcome aboard, Kris Joseph.
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics waive Micah Downs and Rob Kurz

#celtics will announce they are waiving Micah Downs and Rob Kurz, according to an NBA source — gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) October 23, 2012 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Probably the least surprising move that we'll have all year. The Celtics current roster now looks like this. Think it...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics End Preseason with Loss at Home

The Celtics ended their preseason tonight with an 88-79 home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Sixers got the sweep, winning both games against the Celtics this preseason.  However, if I were them, I wouldn't be counting the Celtics out yet.   The Celtics gave Jason Terry and Darko the night off tonight. Leandro Barbosa was also a spectator as he is still waiting on...
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October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Get Payback Win over Knicks 109-98

We got a look at the future tonight and it was fun. Doc sat KG, Pierce to rest them since they have another game tomorrow night and the young guys got a lot of run in this game. Doc started Rondo, Lee, Green, Sully and Collins with Melo, Terry, Kurz, Downs, and Joseph playing off the bench. The Knicks also sat their stars with Melo, Amare and Chandler all sitting this one out...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Preview: Celtics (1-4) at Nets (3-0) 10/18

  at  Boston Celtics (1-4) at Brooklyn Nets (3-0) Thursday, October 18, 20128:00 PM ET Preseason Game #6, Road Game #4TV:  TNT, CSNNE Barclays Center Referees:   Tony Brothers,  Mark Ayotte,  Matt Boland  The Celtics and Nets square off for the second time in 3 nights.  The first game between these two resulted in a 97-96 Celtics loss. The Nets sat all of their starters...
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October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Sign Leandro Barbosa

Figures, I leave the computer for 30 minutes and the Celtics sign a veteran point guard. We all knew that a veteran was coming after Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith were waived yesterday. I had a feeling that they already had the player in place that they were going to sign or they wouldn't have cut them now. The Celtics added veteran combo guard Leandro Barbosa to the...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Assistant Coach Rajon Rondo

We know it's bound to happen once in a while. The head coach has a player's back and the ref has enough and out goes the coach. It's happened a few times with Doc and will probably happen again. Last night, Doc put his coaches in that position by staying in the locker room after the half. Word is that Doc just wanted to watch the presidential debate but that's...
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October 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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