Found May 03, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The Chicago Bulls had the Brooklyn Nets right where they wanted them when they took a 3-1 series lead last weekend, but now the tables have turned completely. Following their 95-92 win over Chicago in Game 6 on Thursday night, the Nets now get to host Game 7 in Brooklyn. Joakim Noah does not seem concerned.
“We’re a team of fighters,” Noah said Thursday, via ESPNChicago.com. “We keep getting punched in the face but we fight back. I’m proud of this team, and we’re going to go into a hostile environment in Brooklyn and we’re going to win.”
There was really nothing else Noah could say, but the odds are stacked against Chicago at the moment. For starters, winning a Game 7 on the road is an incredibly difficult task. Nets fans will be at their loudest looking for their first playoff series win in their new building and city, which will be tough for the Bulls to overcome.
Then, there’s the issue of health. Game 7 is Saturday night. On Thursday night, Nate Robinson was puking into a trash ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chicago Bulls helped themselves to an invite to face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Saturday.
They took out the Brooklyn Nets in the deciding Game 7 99-93.
The Bulls were driven by center Joakim Noah’s double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds.
“I’ll remember this for the rest of my life,” Noah told ESPN. “I’m just so proud of this team...
Joakim Noah said on Thursday that the Chicago Bulls would beat the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 of their playoff series, and he delivered.
Noah went off for 24 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots in Chicago’s 99-93 road win. Even more impressive was that seven of his rebounds were offensive.
Noah’s performance was special for a number of reasons. He has been bothered by his...
Thanks to ESPN, Joakim Noah is pretty confident the Bulls have what it takes to make it to the second round of the playoffs. If the Bulls have Noah’s mentality, they should be able to go all the way.
With Deng, Rose, Hinrich, Gibson and Robinson all fighting their own illness, Noah is the pushing leader on the floor and according to him, no matter how many times the Bulls get knocked...
The Chicago Bulls are 0-7 on the road in Game 7 playoff appearances, but don’t tell that to Joakim Noah – he was already promising a win after the Bulls 95-92 loss on Thursday night which evened their series with the Nets at 3-3.
According to CSN Chicago:
“I’m ready to play. I’m ready to play right now. That’s my emotions,” Noah said in a serious tone. “We’re a...
The Chicago Bulls are taking their lead from their tough new voice, Joakim Noah, as they gear up for Game 7 at Brooklyn.
If anything epitomized the Brooklyn Nets' lackadaisical effort and the Chicago Bulls' determination to win Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, it was this nasty dunk by Joakim Noah.
No Luol Deng. No Kirk Hinrich. No Derrick Rose. No problem for the 6-foot-11 center as he traipsed through the Nets defense and slammed this third quarter basket as the depleted Bulls...
It’s hard to imagine how the Chicago Bulls can give the Miami Heat a series, but it all starts with Joakim Noah, who frankly offers quite a contrast to Derrick Rose. Noah says the Heat series will be a “war” so don’t expect Chicago to back down. They’re going to need some of the waking wounded to return as we can’t expect Rose to suit up.
Chicago Bulls/Brooklyn Nets: Game 7
- The one and only Game 7 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Not sure what to expect from this game. We have seen both teams be very bipolar, it is just a question of which team shows up. I am going with the Nets though.
- Joakim Noah always loves the spotlight. Not really surprised to see him showing up here in this game....
Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round series.
Carlos Boozer added 17 points as the Bulls shook off injuries to two starters and every run the Nets tried to make in the second half to win a Game 7 on the road for the first time in franchise...
Luol Deng was out with spinal tap complications. Kirk Hinrich sat out with a calf injury. Derrick Rose sat out because he's still doing that sort of thing. Joakim Noah played with plantar fasciitis. And still the Chicago Bulls won their do-or-die Game 7 ... on the road .
Ladies and gentlemen, your Brooklyn Nets. Still a lot like their New Jersey ancestors.
The Bulls led by...
Living In The Moment
Tonight in Brooklyn, on the road, with a ridiculous number of injuries and their best scorer in the hospital due to complications from a spinal tap -- no, seriously -- the Chicago Bulls came through with a disciplined and dedicated win against a Nets team that had every possible advantage. The biggest thing for the Bulls was that center Joakim Noah, one of the...