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Entering the Chicago Bulls opening playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, center Joakim Noah wasn't sure if he'd be able to suit up at all due to a plantar fasciitis injury. Not only did Noah play in Game 4 on Saturday, but he was a key player in the team's three-overtime victory over the Nets.Over roughly 40 minutes -- 10 more than coach Tom Thibodeau expected to get from the big man -- Noah scored 15 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and finished with four blocks. Following the game, he described it as a miracle to reporters -- including K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune."It's a miracle," said Noah, who is playing through plantar fasciitis in his right foot. "Before the series started, I thought I wasn't going to be able to play."The Bulls had initially expected Noah to see roughly 30 minutes of action Saturday. However, as the marathon contest progressed, doctors and training staff alike said that it appeared the center was OK to continue. His plantar fasciitis will continue to be monitored, but Chicago is certainly hoping that they'll be able to count on this type of production from Noah.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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The Chicago Bulls, who have been battling the injury bug all season, will be without Kirk Hinrich for Game 5 due to an injured calf, and possibly longer. This according to a report from K.C. Johnson at the Chicago Tribune. Hinrich has filled in admirably for Derrick Rose this past season, giving the Bulls consistent performances on offense while providing great defense for much of...
The Bulls will be without point guard Kirk Hinrich on Monday night against Brooklyn because of a bruised left calf. His absence might give Game 4 star Nate Robinson a chance to start in the potential clincher for Chicago.
Hinrich was hurt during Saturday's 142-134 triple-overtime victory, playing through the injury to finish with 18 points and a playoff career-high 14 assists...
The Bulls and Nets have treated fans to one of the best 2013 NBA Playoff series so far. So far the two teams have given un memorable plays, the triple-overtime Game 4 and of course, the gutsy plays of Bulls' Nate Robinson.
Nate plays with passion, energy and has a "no-fear" mentality while on the court and in Game 5, he provided fans with another highlight to feast...
It was an instant classic and perhaps the game of the 2013 NBA Playoffs when the Bulls and Nets gave us a thrilling triple-overtime in Game 4 of their series in Chicago.
It had it all - hard fouls, clutch shots, team-play on display, and a healthy does of Bulls' Nate Robinson showing passion, grit and fire on the court when he rattled off 23 points in the critical fourth...
Kirk Hinrich will miss the Bulls’ potential series-clinching Game 5 vs. Nets on Monday night with a leg injury. Hinrich believes he bruised his left calf after taking a charge from Deron Williams in the first half of Saturdays triple OT win.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Bulls starting point guard Kirk Hinrich will miss Monday’s Game 5 against Brooklyn because of...
Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson pretty much became a legend Saturday during the Bulls triple-OT win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Bulls were down by 14 points with just about three minutes left in the fourth quarter when Nate put the team on his back. Robinson scored 12 straight points sending the game into overtime. His 23 points in the fourth quarter nearly broke a playoff record...
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One of the great things that has come from the Brooklyn Nets/Chicago Bulls series is the re-emergence of Bulls guard Nate Robinson. In the third quarter of game four, Robinson showed Nets guard Deron Williams that his speed might be the most dangerous thing about him. Watch as Nate crosses Williams over and scores on a scooping lay-up:
The Chicago Bulls had a chance to put away the Brooklyn Nets. Instead, they stumbled.
Their first-round series shifts back to Chicago for Game 6 on Thursday, and the Bulls look like a team that could be in trouble even though they lead 3-2.
That's because Kirk Hinrich was sidelined by a calf injury. Joakim Noah still seems limited by a foot problem, and instead of putting away...
Kirk Hinrich underwent an MRI on his sore left calf muscle following the Chicago Bulls' triple-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Hinrich played nearly 60 minutes in the game.
"It was pretty grueling," Hinrich said.
Hinrich said the injury "is pretty bad."
Chicago Bulls/Brooklyn Nets: Game 5
- Kirk Hinrich is out for tonight. That means that the leash is off Nate Robinson for an entire game. There is no question Robinson loves to let it fly. The question becomes whether or not we will see the Robinson that lit it up at the end of Game 4 or a crazy, erratic Robinson.
- The other day I wrote about who...
Chicago couldn't stop Brook at all tonight, simply put. This entire series has continued to act as a showcase of his clearly elite-level talent
I'll keep it short because it's late and I got back from the game pretty late too, but the Brooklyn Nets--facing elimination from the 2013 playoffs--stepped up in a massive way to hold on and beat the pesky...
Head coach Tom Thibodeau is known as defensive-minded disciplinarian and if you watch enough Chicago Bulls games, you’re bound to notice the veins popping out from his collar from time to time when his team isn’t performing as they should.
The Bulls head coach was mic’d up during Game 3 of his team’s playoff match up against the Brooklyn Nets, and he decided to show his...