Daily Noontime – January 12, 2012

Rajon Rondo led the Green and White with 24 points against the Mavericks. (Photo Credit: Dimemag.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Thursday morning to all, and welcome into another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime!

Here are some headlines and news to jumpstart your day!

* The Boston Celtics came within five points of the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, who defeated the Green and White, 90-85 at the TD Garden. Rajon Rondo paced the Celtics with 24 points, while Kevin Garnett recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds. Boston will return to the hardwood on Friday when they host the Chicago Bulls.

* According to ESPNBoston.com – New England Patriots director of personnel Jason Licht is expected to interview for the Chicago Bears general manager position, which is currently vacant.

* Montreal will invade the TD Garden on Thursday evening, and despite sitting in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, Boston knows that the Canadiens will be a difficult task. Also, the Bruins announced on Wednesday that Marc Savard would donate a suite for the remainder of the current season, as well as through the completion of the 2013-14 season for Children’s Hospital Boston pediatric patients.

* In college basketball last night, UMass defeated Charlotte, 85-75, Boston University overwhelmed Maine, 77-68, Northeastern edged Hofstra, 64-62, and Holy Cross earned their eighth win of the season, as they beat Navy, 73-69.  

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