Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/12/12
PHILADELPHIA -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said there was "no question" he had extra motivation Wednesday night, when his team faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Philadelphia crowd cheered when Noah sprained an ankle in Game 3 of the teams' first-round playoff series last spring, an injury that prevented him from playing the rest of the series. That, coupled with a knee injury suffered two games earlier by star guard Derrick Rose, allowed the Sixers to pull the upset. On Wednesday, Noah exacted his revenge, scoring 21 points to lead the Bulls to a 96-89 victory. He also had seven rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. Luol Deng added 19 points -- 10 in the fourth quarter -- as well as 12 rebounds for the Bulls (12-9), who won for the fourth time in five games. Deng said it was "just another game," despite the result of last year's series, and the fact that the Bulls, who lost to the Clippers on Tuesday night in Chicago, didn't arrive in Philadelphia until Wednesd...
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