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Chicago Bulls center, Joakim Noah is pure chaos on offense and defense. His unique offensive qualities have already been mentioned on HoopStuff, but this piece is why Joakim Noah is the Defensive Player of the Year.
Noah is 5th in the NBA in rebounds, 6th in blocked shots and 5th among NBA big men in steals, while the Bulls are 3rd in the NBA in points allowed, 4th in defensive efficiency, 2nd in estimated field goal percentage, 6th in field goal percentage at the rim and 2nd in shot attempts at the rim per game. All of these percentages and stats prove how effective Noah has been for the Bulls, because for the most part, he plays with Carlos Boozer down low, who is a notoriously poor defender. Noah has almost single handedly halted scoring at the rim and even though Taj Gibson is an excellent defender in his own right, Noah is on another level. He also plays over 37 minutes per game, 2nd among NBA big men and so he is playing almost the entire game and effects the game longer than ...
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There was a prediction that existed among optimistic Chicago Bulls fans that their MVP Derrick Rose would pick Wednesday to return to the lineup to vanquish the mighty Miami Heat.
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Over recent years, we have seen many star players try to recruit other players to join their team. The stars in particular have had an interesting role in this, including the league’s best player, LeBron James.
Via the Sun Times, James tried to persuade Taj Gibson of the Chicago Bulls to join the Miami Heat. Obviously, the pitch didn’t work, as Gibson is still in Chicago.
Without both Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, it was still the Chicago Bulls that stopped the Miami Heat dead in their tracks at 27 wins.
Jerry Butler came through with one of the night’s big plays as he dunked over Chris Bosh.
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LeBron James was called for a flagrant foul Wednesday during the Miami Heat’s game against the Chicago Bulls after putting a shoulder and elbow into Carlos Boozer, who was setting a screen on him late in the game.
James’ forceful shoulder into Boozer seemed to be retaliation for getting hit in the head on his team’s previous possession. He was called for a flagrant-1 foul,...
As LeBron James stepped to the line with 27 seconds to go with the Heat’s 27-game winning streak on the line, down 98-91 to the Bulls, the United Center in Chicago erupted into “End the streak” chants. The undermanned Bulls, playing without Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Rip Hamilton and Marco Belinelli, came through and put an end to the second longest winning streak in NBA...
The Miami Heat's 27-game winning streak came to an end last night at the hands of the Chicago Bulls sans Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose, 97-101.
There was no comeback, no LeBron James late-game heroics but just a sound win for Chicago and a sound loss for Miami.
And to add insult to injury, Bulls' Jimmy Butler put an exclamation point on handing the Heat their first...
LeBron James had some thoughts about the officiating in Chicago on Wednesday night, and he may have a point.
The Bulls won 101-97, holding off a late Miami surge, and their physicality throughout the game was the main reason they stopped the Heat and their 27-game win streak. That same physicality had James chirping after the game.
One play that particularly irritated James was a...
Well this is a back-handed compliment if I’ve ever heard one.
Miami Heat forward Lebron James, has been receiving criticism for his comments about the officiating following Wednesday night’s loss to the Chicago Bulls, which snapped the team’s 27-game winning streak.
Boston Celtics president of operations Danny Ainge, ripped the Heat’s superstar for his comments, and according...