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NBA 2012 Season Tips-Off

By NoontimeSports.com

The NBA lockout has officially ended.

Sunday marks the inaugural tip-off for the 2011-12 season, and to get you pumped up for the first day of basketball, here’s a video that recaps a few highlight reel moments from the past season.

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!

Daily Noontime – November 30, 2011

And the Red Sox have finally found a new manager, Bobby Valentine! (Photo Credit: InsideSocial.com)

Happy Hump Day y’all and welcome into another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s some of the latest news and headlines, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* On Tuesday evening, the Boston Red Sox announced that Bobby Valentine would be the team’s next general manager.

* According to a Hardball Talk blog — some believe that Valentine can manage, but aren’t exactly sure if “Boston can handle him.”

* It appears that according to reports — the NBA will open their facilities, and allow agents to start talking to teams about the upcoming season.

* On Tuesday, the Ohio State University men’s basketball team beat-up Duke University, 85-63.

* According to reports — Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have officially fired head coach Jack Del Rio, the organization and owner Wayne Weaver have decided to sell the team.

* According to reports — Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim isn’t worried about losing his job.

Games to Watch: 

* Boston at Toronto (NHL) – 7:00pm eastern 

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

* Montreal at Anaheim (NHL) – 10:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

How amazing is this catch? 

NBA Lockout Over? Players, Owners Agree To Tentative Deal

 

By NoontimeSports.com 

According to sources early Saturday morning, the NBA players and owners have agreed to a tentative deal, which would end the lockout. As long as things continue, the season would begin on Sunday, December 25. The league will play a 66-game schedule.

More information is to follow, but in the meantime… break out your high tops and headbands because the NBA is about to get started!

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