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 the Patriots mascot Pat Patriot was also at the game.
Shelvin Mack had 26 points, 8 assists and 5 steals to lead the Red Claws. Kris Joseph, who was sent back to the Red Claws from the Celtics today finished with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 block. Celtics training camp invitee, Micah Downs, had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in the win. Celtics rookie Fab Melo missed the game due to a strained quadriceps suffered Thursday in Erie. His status is day-to-day. ...
Former Celtic JaJuan Johnson, who was traded to the Rockets for Courtney Lee and then cut from the team was the #1 pick in the D-League draft and started for the Mad Ants. He finished with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal.
The Red Claws are 2-0 against Fort Wayne this season. The Red Claws and
Mad Ants will meet again next Friday in Fort Wayne, the first of five
more meetings this season. The Red Claws will be back in action tomorrow night
against the Canton Charge in the Portland Expo Building at 5 p.m..
It's time for the best Tweets from Tommy Heinsohn during the rematch with the Sixers and Tommy was on his game tonight! As Jeff Green was called for traveling, Tommy was counting his steps and Mike wasn't too thrilled with his counting skills.
Green called for traveling. Counting steps: "One-two! One-two!" Mike: "I don't want you counting my change."
— Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) December 9, 2012
I agree with Tommy on this one. I think Sully would be great in the post. The kid has a knack around the basket for rebounds and scoring. It's hard to believe he's just a rookie. Especially one the Celtics picked at 21.
Sullinger grabs a board: "That's what I like right there. Give that kid a shot to play on the post! That's his game!"
— Tommy Heinsohn (@CSNTommy) December 9, 2012
The Celtics bounced back after a heartbreaking one point loss in OT in Philly last night to dominate this game from start to finish. The Sixers never led in this game and the Celtics led by as many as 21 points. The Sixers made a run in the third quarter to cut the 20 point half time lead to 8, but the Celtics responded and went on a 7-0 run of their own to hold the Sixers off and rebuild the lead. The final score was 92-79.
Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young (21) and Boston Celtics' Kevin
Garnett (5) vie for a rebound in the first quarter of an NBA basketball
game in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Kevin Garnett led all scorers with 19 points on 9-11 shooting but for just the 4th time in his career he didn't grab a single rebound. The last time that happened was in 1997. He seems to have found a fountain of youth as he has been playing like he is rejuvenated lately. In my preview I noted that if Pierce's shot wasn't falling because of fatigue since he played over 40 minutes last night, that he should find open teammates. Well, he did just that, dishing out 9 assists in the game to go with 13 points and 3 rebounds.
Rondo flirted with a triple double once again with 7 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists. He came up limping in the first half and had the trainers work on his balky ankle a bit before returning to the game and playing almost 36 minutes. Jason Terry bounced back from his 1-12 shooting night last night to score 9 points in this game on 3-9 shooting. Brandon Bass played with a lot of energy in this game, having played the fewest minutes of any starters last night, he was fresher and it showed. He finished with 10 points and 4 rebounds.
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at Philadelphia 76ers (11-8) at Boston Celtics (10-9) Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #20, Home Game #11 TV: CSNNE, CSNP, NBA LP 757 Radio: WEEI, WPEN TD Garden Referees: Jason Phillips, Dick Bavetta, Josh Tiven
The Celtics take on the Sixers for the second night in a row as they
complete the home and home series. The Celtics are coming off of a
heartbreaking loss in over time in the first game. And playing the
extra minutes in overtime may result in less energy for this game.
game will be at home and hopefully the crowd can give them a boost and
help them to dig down and find some extra energy. The Sixers also
played the extra minutes the night before, but they are younger and it
probably won't affect them as much.
The Celtics need to drive
the ball more and depend less on jumpers and 3 pointers since their legs
may not be there in the second of back to back games. Rondo is coming
off of a triple double and pretty much had his way with Jrue Holiday,
who might be looking to regain the edge. Rondo needs to continue to
play aggressively on both ends of the court.
Rondo appeared to slip and possibly injure his ankle at the end of the game last night, but word is he is fine and will definitely be in the starting lineup tonight. Barbosa and Jared Sullinger are still suffering from some flu like symptoms but are also expected to play tonight.
The Sixers have
now won 2 preseason games and 2 regular season games. The Celtics need
to make a stand here as this game may come back to haunt them at the end
of the season when they are vying for playoff seeding. The Celtics
need to dig down and win this one.
For sure these aren't as much fun when we lose, but regardless they give a good look into the psyche of the other side. I've highlighted my favorites in bold. What are yours? We get another shot at these guys tonight, this time at home. Hopefully we finally get a win against them.
It doesn't get any better than the Celtics versus the Sixers... Talk about a rich and hated history... I can't tell you how many times at the end of the day that the Celtics rained on my parade... They seemed to always be the team who would atke us out of the picture... Who knows how many more championships the Sixers own if not for these guys.
If you are the Sixers you want to use your speed to get up and down the court on a older Celtics roster. Luckily for us tonight, the Celtics don't own a low post game so we shouldn't have a huge issue in the paint.
We always step it up a notch when we play Boston. I expect a good game.
I think we're going to need Lavoy to play like a big man tonight or we get blown out.
FWIW, Bill Simmons just picked us to win tonight, citing how tough we always play Boston and that he's worried about that. He's a huge Celtics fans too. Not that it means anything, but it's good to have some respect from Celtics fans. They definitely don't forget what happened last year.
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The Celtics dropped the first of their back to back home and home series with the Sixers 95-94. They had had a chance to win it in regulation but Rondo missed a shot at the buzzer. They then had a chance to win it at the buzzer in overtime and, once again Rondo missed the potential game winner at the buzzer. Instead, Evan Turner's shot with 3.9 seconds to go that put the Sixers up one was the game winner for the home team.
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, right, and Philadelphia 76ers'
Damien Wilkins get tangled up in the second half of an NBA basketball
game, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 95-94 in
overtime. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
In spite of missing both game winners, Rondo had a big game. He finished with a triple double of 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 14 assists to go with 3 steals and 3 blocked shots in 45 minutes. Jason Terry, Rondo's back court mate struggled the entire game shooting just 1-12 from the field to go with 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 44 minutes.
Today marks the 56th birthday of Larry Legend himself, the greatest player that came through the Celtics franchise and an undisputed top 10 basketball player of all time. His legend has only grown since he retired as people were able to reminisce on some of his most historic moments.
Everyone enjoys talking about his epic game 7 performance against the Hawks and Dominique Wilkins or the historic steal against the Pistons in the conference Finals but there was another side to Bird, something not seen in a lot of players or appreciated until after they're done playing.
His competitive nature is what made him so good but it also caused him to participate in many on court altercations. For Bird it was his heart and passion that caused his temper to flair. He was never questioned because of who he was. Everything he did was seen as a way to inspire his teammates so his actions, no matter how egregious were supported. That same fire is found in Rajon Rondo and yet he is continuously scrutinized. Is it because of the two players' careers that people's opinion differ, or because of the eras they play in?
at Boston Celtics (10-8) at Philadelphia 76ers (10-8) Regular Season Game #19, Road Game #9 Friday, December 7 7:00 PM ET TV: ESPN, CSNNE, CSN-P Radio: WEEI, WPEN Wells Fargo Center Referees: Tony Brothers, Curtis Blair, Eric Lewis
The Celtics start a home and home series with the Sixers in Philly as
they seek to avenge their earlier losses to them. This is the second of
4 regular season games between these two Atlantic Division rivals.
The Celtics lost twice to the Sixers in the preseason and then again at
home in their first regular season meeting so the Sixers will come in with some confidence that they can beat the Celtics in this game as well.
Things have not
gone exactly the way the Sixers had planned when they traded Andre
Iguodala for Andrew Bynum, who is expected to miss the entire season
with knee problems. They have been inconsistent, however, just as the
Celtics have been. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games while the
Celtics are 5-5 in their last 10.
Both teams played their last
game vs the Timberwolves. The Sixers lost to them 105-88 on Tuesday,
while the Celtics beat them 104-94 on Wednesday. The Sixers are 6-5 at
home while the Celtics are 4-4 on the road. While the teams have
identical 10-8 records, the Sixers are in 3rd place in the Atlantic
while the Celtics are in 4th place by virtue of their head to head
record. They are both 3.5 games behind the Knicks, who are in first
place in the division.
These teams will play each other again
on Saturday in Boston. Back to Back wins against their Atlantic
division foe would be a nice start on that 8 game win streak that Rondo
was talking about. On the other hand, two losses would put them back at
.500 and solidly in 4th place, not exactly where the Celtics want to
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, he is getting much needed experience. Once again, Micah Downs, who played with the Celtics in training camp, led the team with 27 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.
As always, the games are streamed live on the Red Claws' website or here. The video above picks up with about 3 or 4 minutes to go in the first half and the Red Claws leading 38-33.
The Red Claws will be in action once again on Saturday night at home vs Ft. Wayne. The game begins at 7:00 PM. They also will be playing Canton at home on Sunday with the game beginning at 5:00 PM.
I came across this video of Daniel Freiman’s re-enactment video featuring Bird’s steal from Isiah Thomas and Dennis Johnson’s basket that clinched Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals in 1987 against the Detroit Pistons. The video was made to help raise money to buy a playing field near the Grace Care Orphanage in West Nairobi, where about 200 children live, including those featured in the video. You can read the full story on ESPN.
This video offers a detailed re-enactment of Bird’s steal and the in-bounds pass that led up to it, in addition to crowd shots, player introductions and even a passing tribute to Bill Simmons with one of the orphans holding up a sign reading “Future Sports Guy” standing next to where the old player tunnel would have been at the old Boston Garden. It's one of the greatest plays in basketball history.
For basketball purists, it doesn't get much better than this. In the fourth quarter of game 7 between the Hawks and Celtics, Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins had an incredible shootout. Larry scored 20 points in the quarter while Dominique finished with 17 points in the quarter. For the game, Bird finished with 34 pts and Dominique finished with 47 points. The Celtics won that game 118-116. It's a classic and a game for the ages.
On Valentine’s Day, 1986, in a game against the Portland Trailblazers at Memorial Coliseum, Larry Bird decided to challenge himself by finishing EVERY basket (other than a jumpshot) with his left hand. He ended up scoring 22 points with his left hand, nearly half his total!
Bird finished with 47 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He hit the game tying shot to send the game to OT, and then made the game winning shot. The night before in Seattle he had 35 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists giving him back to back triple doubles. Enjoy watching another example of Larry Bird's greatness.
Highlights of Larry Bird scoring 60 points on the Hawks in 1985 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Bird's stat line for the game: 22 of 36 FG's, 1 of 4 on 3 pointers, 7 Rebounds, 3 Assists in 43 minutes. This came 9 days after McHale scored 56 points to set a new Celtics scoring record. When McHale came out of that game, Bird told him he should go for 60 and then 9 days later, Bird proved that he should have.
Fifty Six years ago on December 7, Larry Joe Bird was born in French Lick, Indiana. Few players in Celtics history have retained as much love and respect among Celtics fans as Larry Bird. In spite of the fact that Larry has been coach, GM and President of the Indiana Pacers since 1997, Celtics fans still see him as a forever Celtic.
Bird shouldn't have been that good. He wasn't fast. He wasn't athletic. He couldn't jump. But somehow, Larry Bird became one of the greatest basketball players ever. He compensated for his lack of speed and athleticism by having an incredible work ethic. In Magic Johnson's biography he makes fun of Bird's mediocre athletic talent, slow feet and minuscule vertical leap but he immediately adds that Bird was the only player he truly feared. As Magic Johnson said of Larry, "There will never, ever, ever be another Larry Bird." Tommy Heinsohn said of Bird, "Larry was playing chess when everyone else on the court was playing checkers."
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Most Wolves fans still love and respect KG, which is a good thing since he was totally classy there and gave that franchise a lot. He does love beating them now though. Lots of ref complaints but honestly, they got as many calls as the Celtics did. Good game for the Celtics. Great to see them finally crashing the boards as a team. I've highlighted my favorite comments in bold. What are yours?
Well, we all know KG shuts down Love, so hopefully Love understands he will not be much of a factor, scoring wise.
Tough matchup. We never beat these guys. Our bench has to kill theirs to have a chance.
Rondo didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose him. The thug life chose him while he was a prep at the University of Kentucky.
Boston has looked mighty awful this year.
Paul Pierce looks like a geriatric this year so I don't think we have to be too worried about that matchup.
I'm wondering how we defend Rondo, other PGs who torched us were good shooters, Rondo is useless in that segment..
The Celtics played their first game in five days as the Minnesota Timberwolves came to the TD Garden. This marked the first return of Greg Stiemsma coming back to Boston. While he wasn't the most important player last year, "Steamboat" quickly became a fan and team favorite due to his hard work and shot blocking ability. The night also marked the return of Rajon Rondo from his two game suspension and the team was back in full gear under his leadership.
The roster was reset to our normal starting five featuring Rajon Rondo, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett. All five starters played extremely well with everyone scoring in double digits. Of the starters Rondo and Terry tied for the team high in minutes at 38. Rondo didn't look like the time off affected him in the slightest, in fact, maybe the "time off in Mexico" did him well. He finished going 6-11 for 17 points and added 11 helpers. He also had some great highlight plays that we had been missing in his absence. Terry who nearly matched Rondo in the game shot 7-10 for 17 points while grabbing 5 boards. Read more » Leave a comment Link backs Tweet
On the pregame show, CSNNE is reporting that Avery Bradley is set to begin practicing with the team in 7-10 days. This fits with the timetable that he gave earlier in the season that put him back practicing in mid-December. He will need to get his conditioning back and get back into game shape and expects to return to the court for games just after the New Year.
The Celtics previously said that he might spend a little time in Maine with the Red Claws for a rehab stint to play in a couple of games before he returns to the court with the Celtics. His return is good news for the Celtics who have been struggling to find their defensive intensity on the court. Bradley will definitely give the defense a boost.
Bradley's return will boost the defense, but there's still no help on the horizon for the rebounding. But hopefully that will come as well.
The NOC is here to cover week 6 in the Eastern Conference - Rasheed Wallace gets ejected in
record time, Rondo's assist streak comes to a violent end, and The Heat
hand The Wizards their 2nd win of the season. What are all their fans
saying? Watch to find out.
at Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8) at Boston Celtics (9-8) Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:30 PM ET Regular Season Game #18, Home Game #10 TV: CSN-NE, FSNN-MN, NBA-LP 755(MIN)/756(BOS) Radio: WEEI, WCCO-AM TD Garden Referees: Michael Smith, Courtney Kirkland, Tre Maddox The Celtics welcome former Celtic Greg Stiemsma and the Timberwolves to
the Garden for their only visit to Boston this season. The Wolves are
3-5 on the road and the Celtics are 5-4 at home. The Celtics are 5-5 in
their last 10 games while the Wolves are 3-7 in their last 10. In
their only meeting last season, the Celtics beat the Wolves 100-79 at
the Target Center.
The Celtics should be well rested as they
have been off since Sunday. Doc gave the older players Monday off from
practice as well. Rondo has been off a week, since his ejection vs the
Nets last Wednesday so he may even be a little rusty. The Wolves are
playing in the second of back to back games, beating the Sixers 105-88
in Philly on Tuesday night.
The Celtics have won 10 straight meetings between these two teams while holding them to an average of 91.6 points per game and 42.1 percent shooting. On the other side, the Celtics are averaging 106.8 points per game as they won the last six in a row against the Wolves at home Their last loss at home to the Timberwolves came pre-KG era on March 6, 2005.
The Wolves enter this game coming off their best game of the season, a 105-88 victory on the road over the Philadelphia 76ers. They shot 53.2% from the field in that game, which was their third win in their last 4 games. Kevin Love played just 25 minutes in the blow out win and should be rested up to take on the Celtics. Josh Howard, who joined the Wolves just last month, had a breakout game last night with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Celtics need to come out aggressively and be ready to play hard as this game won't be easy with how well the Wolves have been playing of late.
Danny Ainge hinted that the Celtics could be looking to add a big man to fill the spot vacated by Darko when he returned to Serbia to care for his mother who is ill. Kenyon Martin's name has been bandied about quite a bit. The Globe quotes Martin's agent as saying that he has not had any conversations with the Celtics about Martin as yet. The same article mentions that an NBA source stated that the Celtics have considered bringing in Erick Dampier. Don't you just love NBA sources? It could be anyone from a GM to a janitor who overheard a conversation after practice.
The Celtics need a toughness infusion after they were called out as being soft by Doc Rivers. They also need some help on the boards as they have been out-rebounded in 13 of 17 games. They could also use a good defender to help KG anchor the defense and to take over when KG goes to the bench. Sounds to me like they need Perk back, but that's just me. I have a feeling that things are going to start happening after December 15, which is the date that players who were signed in the offseason can be traded. There is also January 10, when the players on non guaranteed contracts are guaranteed for remainder of the season. And, of course, there is the trade deadline on February 21. Danny could wait to see who is waived and who is available before making a move now.
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It's no secret that I have been one of Kendrick Perkins' biggest fans since his rookie season. After Danny's terrible trade that sent him to the Thunder I have continued to follow Perk and in the process, have become a Thunder fan. If Danny had to trade him, he couldn't have picked a better fit for him. I took great pleasure watching the Thunder beat up on the Nets last night. Between Perk and Ibaka, Humphries couldn't get away with anything.
Perk has taken to covering the opposing point guard from time to time. He pressures them up the court and last night in the last minute of the game, Perk was covering Deron Williams. He blocked a shot by Williams and picked up the loose ball to trigger the Thunder's break. He's looking a lot quicker these days as he's finally getting back from 2 off season surgeries. Wojo has a great article on Perk and his leadership on the Thunder. Here are a couple of paragraphs from the article that touch on how unique Perk is in this league.
Within the Thunder organization, they understand Perkins' value extends far beyond the modest statistics. These Thunder are undergoing the natural evolution of a rising power, where shots and minutes are rubbing egos the wrong way. Perkins plays the part of traffic cop, counseling in ways significant and slight.
Perkins is one of the true tough guys in the NBA, one of the NBA's best defenders of the post and defenders of professionalism. He learned under Kevin Garnett in Boston, and will quote K.G. – will tell you stories of his unselfishness, his team building – for hours if you permit him. He'll tell these Thunder about the way Garnett sacrificed his scoring when united with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, about how he made sure everyone else fed themselves first.
When Perkins partially tore his groin late last season, the prospect of sitting out the Thunder's playoff run never occurred to him. He did the most professional thing of all: He never disclosed the severity of the injury, never revealed the truth to spare himself the criticism that came about how sluggishly he moved, how limited he had become. Perkins is an original, one of the last of the true tough guys in the sport.
After declining to speak with the press after yesterday's practice, Rondo spoke with the media today after practice for the first time since his suspension. I'm not sure if he was serious about it, but he certainly looked serious, Rondo said he went to Mexico to rest and relax during his suspension. It does seem like a very Rondo thing to do if you think about it. You can see the whole interview above.( Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia)
Another week in Celtics nation, another week filled with mediocrity and inconsistency. The players for the most part had their ups and downs and nobody really stood out except our rook. Rondo's suspension will have him settle for another incomplete grade but the Celtics as a whole did a little better than the week before and showed some improvements.
A-: This kid can flat out play and I hope I'm not setting him up for failure by praising him so soon. All the concerns about him coming out, height/athleticism and his back, have been non existent so far and he's produced in the minutes he's been out there. Besides the occasional rookie blunder he's shown flashes of someone that should have been drafted a lot higher and could potentially be a star in the league. He rebounds really well for someone in his circumstance and his offense has been able to translate a lot better than most thought coming into the NBA.
The Celtics closed out a game-heavy November with a blowout win at home that lead to increased playing time for Jared Sullinger. We also saw some action from Joseph with the Celtics and from Melo as the Maine Red Claws played two more games, one of them matched up against the Lakers D-League affiliate the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
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Jared Sullinger - Jared continued his effective play this past week, seeing some increased playing time due to injuries and because the team grabbed a hefty lead. On Friday night the team faced the Portland Trailblazers at home in their first game without Rajon Rondo. The team as a whole played well and Sully helped make a large contribution. Chris Wilcox was battling a stomach bug that held him out of the game while Jeff Green struggled with a minor knee injury. Sully logged 31 minutes in the game shooting 4-6 for 9 points. He also continued to show his rebounding skill grabbing 8 rebounds, 2 coming on the offensive end. Read more » Leave a comment Link backs Tweet
In the wake of Rondo's suspension, not much has been said about the end of his double digit assist streak. We know it had to end sometime and in truth, it had begun to take on a life of its own in recent games. There was the controversy over Doc leaving him in the game to get his last two assists. And there had to be mounting pressure on Rondo and on his teammates.
No matter what rondo said, that streak had to be weighing on him. And it had to be putting added pressure on his teammates to make shots when he passed them the ball instead of passing to another teammate who might have been more open. That would just be human nature. I thought it was a good thing for Rondo to get the record, but I'm also glad that it's over and Rondo and the rest of the team can get back to playing basketball instead of chasing a record. And the best thing about it is that Rondo ended it himself and on his own terms.
This brings me to my regularly scheduled ref rant. I put that entire fight in the Nets game on the officials. It goes back to the first game against the Nets where they were allowed to literally throttle Barbosa and it was a regular foul. I've watched the latest game over again and they let the Nets get away with a lot of pushing, grabbing and hard fouls while the Celtics were called for everything. Just the fact that the Nets had shot 17 free throws to 2 (plus 3 technical free throws) for the Celtics in the first half bears this out.
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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 helped to put the game out of reach for the home team. The Skyforce won the game 98-87 to improve their record to 3-0 while the Red Claws dropped to 2-2.
Joseph didn't get back from the game in Milwaukee until 2:30 AM and then turned around and made the trip to Maine early in the morning to rejoin the Red Claws. He finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. The Celtics other rookie on assignment was followed throughout the day by an NBA-TV crew who were taping a segment of Rooks. Fab finished with 4 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. Micah Downs, who was the final cut from the Celtics in training camp, led the Red Claws with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals.
The Red Claws will head to Erie to take on the BayHawks on Thursday before returning to Maine for a two-game homestand next weekend, Saturday vs. the Fort Wayne Mad Ants at 7 PM and Sunday vs. the Canton Charge at 5 PM. You can watch all of the games live by going to the Red Claws website.
Bucks fans went from no hope to thinking they were contenders pretty quickly. They don't like Rondo and they don't like KG, but they hate their own players more, it seems. For some reason, that gif of the dancing deer amuses me greatly but I'm not sure why :)
I'm looking for a good showing out of the Bucks tonight. Somebody wake up Dunleavy. Dude is killing the Bucks.
Ekpe Udoh and Marquis Daniels will start tonight for Samuel Dalembert and Tobias Harris.
Well I was looking forward to this game. Why the hell the change in starters?
I'm fine with Daniels starting. As long as he gets not plays run for him and he doesn't shoot the ball
I have a feeling That the bucks will actually play really well tonight and get a hard fought W. But then this will make everyone even more confused than they were before the game as to who the Bucks really are.
OK with me. The players shouldn’t be the only ones confused.
I'm just glad we don't have to play Alexy Shved again tonight!