Daily Noontime – April 9, 2012

Kevin Garnett paced the Celtics on Sunday with 20 points! (Photo Credit: DocSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Monday, which means we’re kicking-off a brand new week. Let’s jumpstart the day with some headlines and news pertaining toward the Boston sports scene!

* The Boston Celtics routed the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, 103-79. Kevin Garnett led all scorers with 20 points, while Avery Bradley and Brandon Bass each tallied 18 points. Following the victory, Boston earned a three-game cushion in the Atlantic Division, and will attempt to earn their 33rd victory of the season on Tuesday when they travel to Miami to face the Heat.

* According to sources – Mickael Pietrus continues to nurse a head injury, which he sustained a few weeks ago in Philadelphia, and is hopeful that he’ll be able to return soon. When asked about his timetable, he responded by saying, “A couple of weeks, maybe? I’m hoping so.” Without Pietrus in the lineup, Boston has won seven of nine contests.

* For the third consecutive contest, Boston’s bullpen imploded, and Detroit’s offense exploded, as the Tigers defeated the Red Sox, 13-12 in 11 innings. Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning, which clinched the victory for the Motown local nine.

* The Red Sox will attempt to earn their first win of the 2012 season on Monday when they travel to Toronto to face the Blue Jays. Felix Doubront will get the start for Boston, and be opposed by Henderson Alvarez at 7:07pm.

* Finally, the Boston Bruins will begin their quest toward a seventh Stanley Cup trophy on Thursday when they host the Washington Capitals at 7:30pm.

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