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Daily Noontime – January 24, 2012

Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass each tallied 19 points, as Boston defeated Orlando on Monday! (Photo Credit: Boston Globe)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Tuesday morning to everyone, and welcome into yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines, news and more to jumpstart your day, enjoy!

* The Boston Celtics routed the Orlando Magic on Monday, 87-56. The Green and White have now won seven games this season, and are 5-5 at the TD Garden. Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass led the team with 19 points, whileKevin Garnett tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dwight Howard led the Magic with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Boston will return to the hardwood on Thursday when they travel to Orlando for an 8:00pm tip-off.

* The Boston Bruins sported their “Sunday best” on Monday when they were welcomed to the White House to celebrate their most recent Stanley Cup Championship with President Obama. However, Tim Thomas did not accompany his team, and noted on his Facebook page that he decided to exercise his rights as a free citizen. The Black and Gold will be on the ice Tuesday evening when they face the Capitals in Washington D.C.

* New England was named the home team for Super Bowl XLVI, and will most likely elect to wear their blue uniforms against the New York Giants.

* Patriots’ owner Bob Kraft told reporters that he hasn’t watched any highlights from Super Bowl XLII. Kraft complimented the Giants effort, as well as their management, coaches and players, too. The Giants defeated the Patriots earlier this season, but none of the New England players consider this particular matchup “revenge” from their Super Bowl loss in 2008.

Daily Noontime – December 15, 2011

The Atlanta Falcons host Jacksonville on Thursday, and certainly they'd like to earn another victory! (Photo Credit: Betfirms.com)

Happy Thursday to all, and welcome into another tremendous and astounding rendition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some news and headlines to jumpstart your day, enjoy! 


* The Atlanta Falcons will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, and certainly, another win will help boost their chances toward a winning. season.

* The NFL announced it’s new TV deal with CBS, FOX and NBC on Wednesday, and well… there are a few changes that all fans will enjoy.

* Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins picked up an important road win on Wednesday, as the Black and Yellow defeated the Ottawa Senators, 5-2.

* One of the biggest stories from Wednesday was that the NBA officially allowed the New Orleans Hornets to trade Chris Paul to the Los Angles Clippers.

* According to reports, the Orlando Magic have officially ended trade talks for center Dwight Howard.

* Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has officially decided to appeal his one-game suspension.

Games to Watch: 

   * Philadelphia at Montreal (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* Calgary at Tampa Bay (NHL) – 7:30pm eastern 

* New York Rangers at St. Louis (NHL) – 8:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Patrice Bergeron has experienced a great deal of success against Ottawa, and with that being said, here’s a video of his hat trick last year against the Senators at the TD Garden, enjoy! 

Celtics Trade Glen Davis, Acquire Brandon Bass

Glen Davis is headed South to join Orlando! (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

By Matt Noonan 

It’s official – reports have confirmed that the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic have completed a sign-and-trade deal, which will send forward Glen Davis to Florida and forward Brandon Bass to Massachusetts.

However, the trade won’t be official until both physicals have been conducted and passed.

Saying, “so long and farewell” to Davis won’t exactly be the easiest thing for team president Danny Ainge, especially since “Big Baby” joined the squad as rookie in ‘07, and was a component of the team’s 17th NBA Championship. Yet, during the past three seasons, Bostonians saw another side of Davis, who not only appeared frustrated, but also demanded a starting job too.

Davis will join a talented unit in Orlando that’ll certainly miss Bass, who finished last season with 11.2 points per game, 5.6 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks.

According to sources, Bass is considered a “tough” player that should gel quite well with Kevin Garnett, while Davis is versatile and should certainly compliment Dwight Howard.

Boston Celtics — 10 Games To Watch This Season

By Matt Noonan 

Now that the NBA Lockout is officially history, it’s time to list 10 games to watch this season for the Boston Celtics.

However, while we did provide a top-10 list earlier this year, we’ve decided to revamp it, and unleash our newest edition.

Here are the games I, (Matt Noonan) am very excited to watch, and hopefully you are too.

December 25, 2011 — Boston at New York: To commence the end of the NBA Lockout, the league has decided to kick-start their 66-game schedule with rematch of last year’s first round series between Boston and New York. However, who’ll be more motivated for this one — Rajon Rondo or Spike Lee?

December 27, 2011 — Boston at Miami: After the Celtics tangle with the Knicks, they’ll advance to Miami two days later for their first of four meetings, and certainly, it’ll be interesting to see how the defending Eastern Conference Champions play against the men dressed in green and white. Perhaps, they’ll still be distraught from losing the NBA Championship?

December 30, 2011 — Detroit at Boston: After spending a few days on the road, the Celtics will return to the TD Garden for their home opener, and who knows, maybe they’ll be undefeated or winless. Yet, either way, I am sure numerous Bostonians will be happy to see their favorite basketball team play against the Pistons, right?

January 11, 2012 — Dallas at Boston: The Champions are coming; the champions are coming, wahoo! Sorry, but I felt it was necessary to change Paul Revere’s words, so we can welcome the defending NBA Champions to the TD Garden.

January 13, 2012 — Chicago at Boston: The Bulls have always given the Celtics trouble over the past few seasons, but hopefully the lockout will help the aging legs of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

January 23, 2012 — Orlando at Boston: January should be the Celtics month, especially since they have 11 home games and 5 road contests. One of those various home affairs is against Orlando, and it’s possible that Dwight Howard might not be sporting a Magic uniform on this particular date, especially if he’s traded to Los Angles prior to the start of the season.

February 9, 2012 — Los Angles Lakers at Boston: When was the last time the Lakers came to Boston on a Thursday? It always seems that the NBA schedules Boston-Los Angles games for Thursday’s, but either way, the legendary rivalry between the Celtics and Lakers will occur on this date, and you can bet it’ll be a fun one.

February 22, 2012 — Boston at Oklahoma City: Five of the last six games in February will be on the road, and certainly, this could be one of those games that doesn’t go the Celtics way.

March 11, 2012 — Boston at Los Angles Lakers: The Celtics will kick-off an eight game road trip against the Lakers, and certainly a win could go a long way for an aging club.

April 24, 2012 — Miami at Boston: The great LeBron James returns to the TD Garden for the second to last game of the season, but could this be the first of many trips for him and the Heat after this game concludes? We’ll see!

Noonan: Rivers is Back, But Where do the Celtics go from here?

Doc Rivers is back with Boston, but what needs to happen next?

By Matt Noonan

After Wednesday’s Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was greeted by the usual group of media members, who always have something to interesting to say about the men dressed in Green and White. He sat down at the podium and calmly congratulated the Heat on their victory, but also, he mentioned how proud he was of his team’s effort.

In fact, he even stated, “I’m a Celtics,” which brought smiles to many New Englanders faces.

Rivers is indeed a Celtic or a special part of the franchise’s history, as he officially inked his name on a brand new, five-year, $35 million contract on Friday. So, no need to worry about the future of Doc Rivers, he’s coming back to Boston, so relax.

Yet, while the coaching situation is all set, the next question is what will team president Danny Ainge do with his aging and ailing squad?

Will he wheel and deal, just like he did this past season when he sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City?

Will he test the free agent wire and pick up some intriguing veterans, such as Jamal Crawford, Tyson Chandler or Caron Butler?  

Possibly, he’ll try and wake up his former head coach Red Auerbach and ask for some advice?

No matter what, Danny Ainge will need to make some changes, especially since the window of his modern day “Big-3” is practically over.

Paul Pierce looked incredibly flustered this season, Ray Allen wanted the ball more and Kevin Garnett realized, he’s not 21-years old.

Pierce, Allen and Garnett will go down in the record books as “All-Stars,” no matter what happens. If they win another championship together, well that’d be great, but if not, they certainly brought the spirit of basketball back to the city of Boston.

Yet, while Pierce, Allen and Garnett slowly fade away and walk off into the sunset, one has to wonder, who will Ainge find to replace them? He already has a tremendous point guard in Rajon Rondo and needs to find the right pieces that will compliment his efforts.

Should the Celtics take a chance and attempt to bring Dwight Howard to Boston?

Should they wait another year and go after Chris Paul or Ben Wallace?

Perhaps, Danny and company would be interested in welcoming back Eddie House next season, who happens to be an unrestricted free-agent this summer.

No matter what, Ainge, Rivers and the entire front office needs to make some changes this summer; otherwise, they’ll fall behind the eight ball. Boston will still be competitive next season, but will certainly be second fiddle to Chicago, Miami and New York, who all have talented young players.

All in all, the Celtics do need to make some changes pronto; otherwise, they’ll experience Game 5 relapses and continue to lose the fourth quarter due to their legs.