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Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:51 am

Scott Morrison to become Red Claws head coach
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BOSTON – The Maine Red Claws will have a new man in charge this season as Scott Morrison is set to become the team's new head coach. He replaces Mike Taylor who amassed a 45-55 record in two seasons with the Red Claws, the Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. Morrison was a scout and assistant coach with the Red Claws last season. He also spent 10 seasons as the head coach at...

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:43 am

Red Claws announce new head coach
Former assistant Scott Morrison takes over from Mike Taylor.


Scott Morrison took a sabbatical last winter from his job as head coach of the Lakehead University men’s basketball team in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He lived in an apartment on the corner of State and Congress streets in Portland, and volunteered in player development and scouting for the Maine Red Claws, the NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics. On Tuesday, the Celtics named the 37-year-old Morrison head coach of the Red Claws...

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:31 am

Celtics building synergy with Red Claws

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens estimates it’s been about eight years since his last trip to Maine, when the former Butler University coach made a recruiting trip to Lee Academy, about an hour north of Bangor. But that’s not to suggest that Stevens doesn’t have a vested interest in Boston’s Development League affiliate up in Vacationland.

Stevens carved out time during Boston’s hectic schedule last year to watch tape of the Maine Red Claws, even trying to stream games on his laptop when rookie center Vitor Faverani was on assignment with the team...

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:36 am

New-look Red Claws report to camp
Only three of the 17 players invited to camp were on the roster last season.

Two days after he helped select half a dozen players in the NBA Development League draft, Maine Red Claws Coach Scott Morrison worked on facial recognition. He had read scouting reports, had watched video and had even seen a few of the players in person at an open tryout in late September at the Boston Celtics’ practice facility in Waltham, Massachusetts. “I’m familiar with them all,” said Morrison, promoted to head coach after spending last season as a volunteer assistant with the Red Claws. “Now I’m trying to make sure I recognize all their faces.”...

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:21 am

Celts assign Powell to D-League

The Boston Celtics assigned rookie Dwight Powell to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League on Sunday.

Powell, the 45th pick in June's draft, has not played through six games with Boston. He did dress for the first time during Saturday's win over the Bulls.

The Red Claws don't open their 2014-15 season until Nov. 14, but have an intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday night that Powell will participate in.

Powell is the first Celtics player to be assigned to Maine this season.

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:32 am

Red Claws Win Thrilling Opener
Maine Erases 17-Point Deficit To Win Opener
Red Claws Shatter Two Team Records

OKLAHOMA CITY - November 14, 2014 - The Maine Red Claws erased a 17-point deficit to take their first lead of the game in the 4th quarter, then pulled away for a thrilling 111-105 season-opening road win.

The Red Claws (1-0) lit it up from downtown, setting two team records along the way. Maine made 18 three point field goals, breaking its team record of 16. The Claws attempted a whopping 48 three pointers, shattering the team record of 35.

Chris Babb led the way with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Maine. Jermaine Taylor, playing in his first NBA D-League game since tearing his ACL in the second game of last season, finished with 20 points in 32 minutes.

Rookie Tim Frazier finished with 18 points, including 12-for-12 from the free throw line. Christian Watford’s three pointer late in the 4th put things away. Watford ended up with 16.

Oklahoma City (0-1) led by 15 at halftime, but Maine out-scored the Blue 70-49 in the second half. The Red Claws poured in 41 points in the 4th quarter alone. Semaj Christon led Oklahoma City with 32 points.

The Red Claws now travel to Fort Wayne on Sunday. Maine’s home opener is next Friday, November 21 vs. Canton.
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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:06 am

Young, Powell assigned to D-League

The Boston Celtics assigned rookies James Young and Dwight Powell to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League on Saturday. Young and Powell are expected to be in uniform when Maine visits Fort Wayne on Sunday evening. Powell, the 45th pick in June's draft, trekked to Maine for an intrasquad scrimmage last weekend. Young, the 17th pick, is on his first assignment. Maine is idle until Friday's home-opener against Canton after Sunday's game, which means it's likely that Young and Powell would rejoin the Celtics after getting some much-needed game reps. Chris Babb scored 22 points on Friday night as Maine won its season-opener while rallying from a 17-point deficit to top Oklahoma City 111-105. The Red Claws set two team records for 3-pointers in the game while making 18 and attempting 48 overall.

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:08 am

Jared Sullinger diary: Celtics' progress, facing LeBron & Love, wearing No. 7

Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger is keeping a Celtics diary this season. In his second entry, he discusses what he's learned about this team so far this season, what the C's need to work on, what he expected from LeBron James when the Cavs came to town, and how he came to wear No. 7. (As told to Louise K. Cornetta)

We are happy Rajon Rondo is able to be back playing with us because playing with him is a lot of fun. He's a competitor first and foremost. It seems to me like he's always on a roll. He's always looking to share the ball. He's one of the few pass-first point guards in this league. He's been playing great.

We get Rondo back but lose Marcus Smart, who rolled his ankle in our game against the Raptors. I was on the court when it happened. I think I got the rebound and passed it out or something. I do remember I was on the far end of the court. All of a sudden I saw him take two steps and fall. We ran over there to try to see what happened. It looked like he was grabbing his left leg, but really he was grabbing at his ankle. We were all nervous but happy when we saw him give the thumbs-up sign. It was a tough situation.

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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:25 am

Red Claws Improve To 2-0
Maine Heads Into Home Opener Undefeated
Clutch Free Throw Lifts Claws To Last-Second Win
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA - November 16, 2014 - Thanks to some help from the Boston Celtics, the Maine Red Claws improved to 2-0 on the season with a wild 81-80 win at Fort Wayne Sunday evening.

Dwight Powell and James Young – both assigned to Maine from Boston – both started for the Red Claws and led the team in scoring. Powell finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds in a monster performance. Young, meanwhile, also poured in 21 points to go with 5 boards.

Chris Babb finished with 15 points in the win. It was a back-and-forth game throughout. There were 14 lead changes, and the game was tied 16 different times. Maine’s other two starters proved huge down the stretch.

In the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Christian Watford buried a huge three pointer to put the Red Claws up four. A former Indiana University star, Watford showed he’s still a clutch performer - it was Watford’s only three points of the game.

With the game tied at 80, rookie point guard Tim Frazier raced down the floor and drew a foul with :0.4 left. Frazier made the first free throw, and missed the second. Fort Wayne had no time left and Maine was victorious again.

Andre Emmett led the Mad Ants (0-2) with 22 points.

The Red Claws now travel back to Portland. Maine’s home opener is next Friday, November 21 vs. Canton. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. The Claws then play Delaware at the Expo on Sunday, November 23 at 5 p.m.
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Re: Red Claws: 2014-15 season

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:52 am

Red Claws not missing out with Frazier
Heady play from point guard paves way for perfect start

Now in their sixth season, the Red Claws take a 2-0 record into Friday night’s home opener against the Canton Charge. Tip-off at the Portland Expo is scheduled for 7 p.m. Maine plays again at 5 p.m. Sunday against the Delaware 87ers before returning to the road. One of the early bright spots for the Claws has been the play of their point guard. In the season-opening 111-105 victory at Oklahoma City, Frazier handed out nine assists to go with four rebounds and 18 points, including 12 of 12 from the line. In the second half, when Maine rallied from 17 points down, Frazier didn’t turn the ball over...

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