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On Friday night, after the Bulls beat the Celtics 100-99 in overtime, Joakim Noah said he didn’t want to talk too much, and especially not about Kevin Garnett, with whom Noah tangled again on Friday night and about whom Noah has had some pointed words in the past. So on Friday, Noah did not go as far as to say that Garnett was a dirty player, as he has alleged before. Instead, he credited Garnett’s play, but he also made sure to describe what he thinks that play includes. “Just playing defense,” Noah said of how he held Garnett to 5-of-16 shooting, setting up an implicit contrast to how Garnett plays. “Just playing sound defense, just contesting his shots. “He’s a helluva competitor. He’s always on some bull—-. Always on some bull—-. … Cheap shots, just trying to get you off your game. But he’s a vet. He’s been doing this a long time, but it’s all right.” Noah said that what’s important to him now is what happens on the court — and he emphasized several times that he was fine
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