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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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Joakim Noah and Kevin Garnett have a history against each other, and Noah had a funny response when asked about KG's trash talk.
After the game last night Joakim Noah (son of French professional tennis player Yannick Noah) was asked about playing defense against Kevin Garnett. Here's what Noah had to say:
(I was) just playing defense. Just playing sound defense, just contesting his shots. He's a helluva competitor. He's always on some bulls---. Always on some bulls---. Just trying to throw elbows...
As the Chicago Bulls fought their way back then fell off last night, Joakim Noah was not on the court. Coach Tom Thibodeau held Noah out of the game as toward the end of the Bulls loss to the Memphis Grizzlies for reasons unknown. Steve Aschburner of NBA.com points out Noah's extended absence and the cloud of mystery surrounding that absence. Noah has been one of the best...
Noah and Kevin Garnett, whom Noah once called “a dirty player,” battled throughout, drawing double technicals at one point.
“He’s a helluva competitor,” Noah said. “He’s always on some bull(crap), just trying to throw elbows, cheap shots, trying to get you off your game. He has been doing this a long time. But it’s all right.
“When we lose, I feel like he crosses...
Speaking on TNT NBA Tip-off, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal said Garnett, who received 553,222 votes, the least among the 10 starters, didn’t deserve the honor this year.
“I love Kevin Garnett, but he’s not having an All-Star year,” Barkley said. “It’s not fair to Tyson Chandler. He should be starting in the All-Star Game.”
“Tyson Chandler should be starting...
The Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 103-88
CelticsLife Game Recap
Kevin Garnett: 16 Points, 7 Rebounds
Garnett had a decent game tonight, from the boxscore stats, but his defense was pretty bad. Detroit's frontcourt put a beating on him. But it is not entirely his fault. He has no legitimate froncourt partner to help him out when the going...
After being down 27-18 after the first quarter, the Celtics cut the deficit to 4 points at the half. The Pistons then proceeded to outscore the Celtics 29-13 in the 3rd and 22-17 in the 4th.
Kevin Garnett and Courtney Lee both scores 16 points, a game high, and Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple double, notching 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 15 assists. Box score below, highlights...
With one second remaining in overtime of the Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors game on January 16, officials called a foul on Chicago’s Joakim Noah as Toronto’s Amir Johnson gathered the ball while driving to the basket.
The officials ruled the foul was on the floor but upon review at the league office, the video replay confirmed that the foul should have been called a shooting foul...
Key turnovers and shooting woes doom Boston as they lose their 2nd game in a row at home 100-99 to the Bulls. Joakim Noah’s steal with 0.09 left in the 4th led to a Kirk Heinrich 15-footer at the 0.02 mark which tied the game at 88. KG then missed a three-pointer (even though the game was tied) at the buzzer and we were headed to OT. The Celtics could only muster 1 field goal in...
The Celtics have lost. This one really sucked. We had a lead with a few seconds left in both the fourth and in OT, yet we couldn't catch a break. Rondo played amazing: putting in 30 points, 2 rebounds, and 7 assists. Unfortunately, he fouled out mid-way through overtime. This one stings and I just want to move on, but I won't.
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Pierce? He was a different story. You want someone to wear the goat horns in this one? He’s your guy. He was horrible all night from the floor (5-for-17), he was victimized like a callow rookie on arguably the...
Congratulations to Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett for being voted in by the fans as starters. Between KG and Melo in the frontcourt and Dwyane Wade and Rondo in the back court, this may be one...
Selected to the eastern squad is LeBron James , a two-time Kia NBA All-Star MVP (2006, 2008), Carmelo Anthony (1,460,950), Kevin Garnett (553,222), the 2003 Kia NBA All-Star MVP. Dwyane Wade (1,052,310), the 2010 Kia NBA All-Star MVP, and Rajon Rondo (924,180), who earns his first All-Star Game start. Garnett’s selection, his 15th, ties him with Bryant and O’Neal for [...]
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Tomorrow night at 7 p.m the Boston Celtics will take on the Chicago Bulls at the TD Garden. After the loss to New Orleans on Wednesday, Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett are going to try to show the world why they were voted All-Stars during the prime-time exhibition game.
The loss versus New Orleans broke the Celtics 5 game winning steak, so Doc Rivers...
Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, and Dwyane Wade from the East.
Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, and Chris Paul from the West.
The jerseys will be available on NBAStore.com
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