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The Chicago Bulls put together a couple of rallies while taking three of four from the Brooklyn Nets during the regular season.
There was no chance for any comeback on Saturday. Not with the defense lacking and Joakim Noah limping.
The top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference the past two seasons, the Bulls failed to match the Nets' energy and trailed by as many as 28 points in a 106-89 loss in Game 1 of their playoff series.
Noah stopped short of giving Brooklyn all the credit.
''I feel like it's more us. We played so poorly. We didn't play well offensively. We didn't execute,'' Noah said. ''Playoffs is all about executing. We didn't execute the defensive game plan and we didn't execute the offensive game plan.''
Battling plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Noah managed just four points and five rebounds. The All-Star was a game-time decision, but opted to give it a try and played 14 minutes.
Carlos Boozer had 25 point...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chicago Bulls will once again be forced to fight for a solution in the post-season without their best player.
In 2011-12 point guard Derrick Rose went down in the first round.
It looks like wear-and-tear could sit Joakim Noah for a few games in the current post-season before the games get underway.
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Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah started yesterday’s playoff opener against the Brooklyn Nets, even after it looked like he may not be available. He played 12 minutes – as he continues to be hampered by a foot injury – and he told reporters – including Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago – after the game that he will be able to suit up for Game 2.Noah was questionable for yesterday’s...
After missing 12 of the last 15 regular season games and limited in the first playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets because of plantar fasciitis, Chicago Bulls’ center, Joakim Noah, is back with his jovial tantrum self. Noah will never wow you with 30 points and 20 rebounds; however you can count on him to fill the stat sheet up when healthy. In 25 minutes tonight Joakim scored...
The Nets are bringing postseason basketball to Brooklyn, and Joakim Noah might have to miss the party.
Noah, who grew up in New York, is battling foot problems and might be sidelined when the series opens Saturday, leaving the Chicago Bulls without their top option to defend Nets All-Star center Brook Lopez.
''It's really hard, it's really hard,'' Noah said...
Noah appeared to re-injure his foot during Game 1 on Saturday night, but will apparently give it a go on Monday
Even with a plantar fasciitis injury that appeared to act up in the 2nd half of the Nets' playoff Game 1 win over the Bulls two days ago, Chicago center Joakim Noah will try to play in Game 2 tonight, but will be on a "minutes limit", according...
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah returned for the team’s regular season finale, playing limited minutes off the bench in preparation for the playoffs. There was thought that he could fill a similar role as the postseason began, but now there’s question if he’ll participate in the first round at all, according to Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago.The Bulls are considering Noah as day...
Joakim Noah, against most reports stating the opposite, played on Saturday night for the Bulls, but was ineffective as he dealt with a bum foot. A big question for Game 2 of this series is how the injured Noah will play
When: 8:00 PM; Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Where: Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
Odds are that, tonight, the Nets won'...
The Bulls might be without two of their most important pieces during the first round of the playoffs.
RealGM is reporting that Joakim Noah could miss the Chicago Bulls’ entire first round series against the Brooklyn Nets due to lingering plantar fasciitis, according to Tom Thibodeau.
Thibodeau was asked about the possibility of Noah missing the who series.
The Chicago Bulls got Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson back at the end of the season, but neither player is completely healthy entering the playoffs. For that reason, the Bulls will place both Noah and Gibson on minutes limits during their first-round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters -- including Chris Cason of CSN Chicago -- that the team is still...
Whatever pain Joakim Noah was feeling in that achy right foot would have to wait.
Blowing a chance to even the Chicago Bulls' playoff series would have hurt so much worse.
Noah gutted his way through a foot injury that made it difficult to even run in Game 1, making three fourth-quarter baskets as the Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to tie their first-round...
DON'T COUNT ON IT
Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says that Derrick Rose will in all likelihood have to miss the entire postseason.
Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau ruled out point guard Derrick Rose for the opener of the Bulls' first-round series against Brooklyn on Saturday but left open the possibility Rose could play later in the postseason.
Thibodeau also said the Bulls will determine Joakim Noah's availability for Game 1 before tip-off.
Noah has battled plantar fasciitis in his right foot and played...
With Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah likely out due to injury, Luol Deng will be leading the way for the Bulls on Brooklyn this evening
Well, it's finally here. The playoff game the Nets have been waiting to play for nearly seven years now. And their opponent, the Chicago Bulls, are about as snake-bit by injuries as any team in the Eastern Conference...
How we will always remember him
Tonight in Brooklyn, for the first time in this year's NBA Playoffs, the Bulls won a road playoff game, and they did it in classic post Derrick Rose fashion -- with a defensive effort that was positively suffocating, and enough to cover for erratic and inelegant offense. Joakim Noah's line looks ordinary -- 25 minutes, 11/9/3 with 2 blocks...