While the Chicago Bulls continue to be cautious with Derrick Rose, a historic performance by Joakim Noah only masked their ongoing offensive troubles without their star guard.
Things may not get any easier against the Brooklyn Nets, who have been stingy on the road lately.
The Bulls will try to beat the Nets for the 12th time in 15 home games on Saturday night.
Rose dunked four times in pregame warmups before the Bulls' 93-82 win over Philadelphia on Thursday, but it's still unclear just how close the former MVP is to making his season debut.
Joakim Noah did his part to kick-start Chicago's struggling offense against the 76ers, finishing with 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks for his third career triple-double. He also tied the Bulls record for blocks in a regulation game, previously set by Artis Gilmore in 1977.
"It feels good, it feels really good to play well and win,'' Noah said. "It was a good win for us and hopefully we can build on it.''
That victory wa...