Posted April 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Joakim Noah gave a meek smile, looking as if he was hiding either the truth or the pain. Asked how his sore right foot felt, he replied unconvincingly: ''Feels great.'' It probably didn't, but a big playoff victory surely eased some of the aches. Noah gutted his way through an injury that made it difficult to even run in Game 1, making three fourth-quarter baskets as the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to tie their first-round series at one game apiece. ''Just found a way,'' Noah said. ''It feels great to come out with a win tonight. We showed a lot of resiliency. ''To come out in the biggest moment of our season and play the way that we played was huge.'' Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Luol Deng bounced back from a poor opener with 15 points and 10 boards for the Bulls, who became the first team to win a road game this postseason. They did it the only way they know how: with bruising Bulls defense. ''I feel like overall our team ...
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