Archive for January 27th, 2012

WATERCOOLER CHAT: CELTICS OUTSCORE, BUCS HIRE NEW COACH, WOODS TRIES TO RESURRECT

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, the Orlando Magic seemed to be coasting throughout the first half of Thursday nights game against the Boston Celtics. The Magic appeared to have a team wide brain freeze. At one point they had a 27-point lead on the Celtics, but ended up losing by the score of 91 – 83. The Celtics outscored the Magic in the fourth quarter 27 to 8. E’Twaun Moore served as the spark plug for Boston and had 16 points off the bench.  Three starters were out for Boston, which left Paul Pierce to take over the game. Pierce had 24 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists.

FOOTBALL

In the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been looking this past week to hire a new coach after they fired Raheem Morris after three seasons. Morris went 17-31 over that time period, and the Bucs were not happy with last year’s 4 – 12 record. Thursday afternoon, the team hired former Rutgers coach, Greg Schiano. The former Rutgers coach signed a five-year deal. As the Scarlet Knights head coach, he led Rutgers to a 49 – 28 record since the 2006 season.

GOLF

In the world of golf, Tiger Woods looks to resurrect himself after a couple brutal years on the PGA tour. Woods trails the leader by only two strokes at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship where he had yet to hit a bogey. Woods trails Thorbjorn Olesen going into the final two rounds of the tournament. Woods has a 36-hole total of 5-under 139. Woods says he feels better than he has in along time, and the golf world surely needs him to come back strong.

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