Tag: NBA Eastern Conference Finals

Daily Noontime – May 29, 2012

Miami’s Dwyane Wade and LeBron stole the show in Game No. 1, as the Heat defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-79! (Photo Credit: WBUR.org)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Happy Tuesday to everyone, and welcome into this Tuesday edition of the Daily Noontime! Let’s kickstart the four-day work week with some headlines and news from the city of Boston, and state of Massachusetts.

* Miami held Boston to 15 points in the third quarter and 18 in the fourth, as the Heat defeated the Celtics in Game No. 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 93-79. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 54 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and five blocks, while Kevin Garnett paced the Celtics with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

* Miami and Boston will return to the hardwood on Wednesday for Game No. 2 at 8:30pm. With Monday’s win, the Heat currently lead the series, 1-0.

* After Monday’s contest concluded — Ray Allen told the media that he’s battling with his inner self to work hard and overcome the bone spurs in his ankle. He told WEEI’s Paul Flannery, “There’s nothing really to talk about. It’s like a battle within myself that I have to try and win. You always talk, if it was the playoffs would you play? It’s the playoffs.”

* The Boston Red Sox concluded their Memorial Day Weekend with a 7-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. Felix Doubront earned his fifth win of the season on the bump, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia finished the contest 2-4 with two runs, a home run and an RBI.

* Boston is now 24-24, and will attempt to earn their 25th win of the season and 12th at home on Tuesday against Detroit — Daniel Bard opposes Justin Verlander — first pitch is scheduled for 7:10PM.

* Prior to Monday’s contests — the Red Sox continued their 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park by recognizing Trot Nixon. The original dirt dog sported his No. 7 home white jersey, and tossed the out the ceremonial first pitch.

Daily Noontime – May 23, 2011

Top of the morning to everyone and welcome to a brand new week of the Daily Noontime! Here is today’s headlines and news, so enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* Game 3 between the Bulls and Heat was yet another exciting one, but in the end, Miami beat Chicago. Also, Chris Bosh exploded for 30-points.

* The Vancouver Canucks are indeed one game away from the Stanley Cup Finals, but Sunday’s game also featured a highlight reel flip on the ice from Keith Ballard.

* With no NFL rules or statements in place, players are constantly getting in trouble due to the current lockout, which certainly troubles Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

* According to the most recent report on 60 Minutes, Lance Armstrong apparently encouraged doping toward his teammates and closest friends.

* Steve Nash has helped support his Phoenix Sun’s general manager Rick Welts through a human rights video that is airing in New York these days.

*It was an exciting evening at Fenway Park on Sunday, as Tim Wakefield earned his first official win of the 2011 season.

Games to Watch: 

* Boston at Cleveland (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern

* Tampa Bay at Boston (NHL Playoffs) – 8:00pm eastern

* Seattle at Minnesota (MLB) – 8:10pm eastern

* Dallas at Oklahoma City (NBA Playoffs) – 9:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Some Maryland fans were a tad bit excited after their Men’s Lacrosse team beat Syracuse, 6-5 in OT! 


Daily Noontime – May 19, 2011

Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to the Daily Noontime! It’s going to be a great day, so sit back, relax and enjoy today’s headlines and news, as well as an awesome video! 

Headlines: 

* Apparently, some NBA journalists aren’t the biggest supporters of David Kahn, who is the GM of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

* Well, LeBron James should be somewhat of a happy person these days, as he and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday.

* Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not happy about the NFL Lockout, as he was quoted for saying, “I didn’t spend 1.2 billion to build a stadium and not have the Cowboys play football in it this year.”

* According to sources, Jamie McCourt, the former wife of Frank McCourt, is going to “demand” that the Los Angles Dodgers be sold, but to who?

* The Vancouver Canucks are now two games away from the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, as they won again on Wednesday against the San Jose Shark.

* Bryce Harper, who has certainly become a baseball name to know, will remain in Singe-A for the rest of the season and won’t be called up to the Major Leagues.

Games to Watch: 

* Washington at New York Mets (MLB) – 1:10pm eastern

* New York Yankees at Baltimore (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern

* Detroit at Boston (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* Boston at Tampa Bay (NHL Playoffs) – 8:00pm eastern

* Oklahoma City at Dallas (NBA Playoffs) – 9:00pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Not sure broadcasters should laugh at fans, right? 


Daily Noontime – May 16, 2011

Happy Monday to everyone and welcome to yet another week here in America! To kick off the day, here is today’s headlines and news, so enjoy!

Headlines: 

* Well, the Miami Heat now find themselves in a position they’ve never been in this postseason, which is being down 1-0. The Chicago Bulls won Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday.

* The NFL owners and players are attempting to resume mediation, but still, the league remains locked out.

* Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference Finals was exciting, as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to beat San Jose, 3-2.

* Sunday was a career day for Jose Bautista who hit three home runs against the Minnesota Twins.

*It’s Monday, but don’t worry, the Jorge Posada dramatics will continue this week and affect the New York Yankees going forward.

* It was an exciting weekend for Boston, as the Red Sox tallied 20 runs and swept the Yankees, as well as improved to [20-20].

Games to Watch: 

* New York Yankees at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 6:40pm eastern

* Philadelphia at St. Louis (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern

* Baltimore at Boston (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern

* San Francisco Giants at Colorado (MLB) – 8:40pm eastern

Video of the Day: 

Yep, this is pretty amazing! 



NBA Eastern Conference Finals Preview: Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat

The "Stars" will be shinning brightly in the Eastern Conference Finals, but really, who has the edge in this series?

By Matt Noonan

So, it’s Chicago (1) vs. Miami (2), which I guess is what we all wanted, right?

Didn’t we want to see Derrick Rose challenge LeBron James and Dwyane Wade? I guess, but maybe, we all wanted to see Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen take on the Bulls?

Either way, this series features the best and second best in the Eastern Conference standings, so make sure to pay attention to this particular series, which should feature a great deal of fireworks, electricity and lots of highlight reel moments.

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