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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 playing wounded with a case of plantar fascitis that clearly would have had him on the shelf during the regular season, threw down the game of his life with a 24/14/6 line. It also didn't hurt that Marco Bellinelli came through with 24 on his own, including a dagger three late that he actually punctuated with the Sam Cassells Big Balls Memorial Celebration. As if you could love the Bulls more, really. We also shouldn't discount the contribution of Jimmy Butler, who gave lockdown defense on Joe Johnson, who went 2 for 14 in this one and looked utterly lost.But still... road teams should not win Gam...
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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...
I’m all heart, mutha*ucka
I used to hate Joakim Noah. No reason really. Just ignorance. Probably looked at the histrionics and the off-the-court stuff and just thought this kid was a punk trying to play basketball. A proverbial “energy guy” whose biggest asset was pissing off one of the opposing team’s stars. Consider this the sincerest and most emphatic apology, Mr. Noah...
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...
MIAMI Joakim Noah might not have offered the most politically correct word. But the Miami Heat get what hes saying.Its going to be a war, the Chicago Bulls center said about the Eastern Conference semifinal with the Heat that gets underway Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.Nobody on the Heat denies it will be a physical series. The teams exchanged elbows and other body parts while...
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...
Joakim Noah controlled this game down low, from start to finish, dominating Brook Lopez
In the biggest game of their entire season, the Brooklyn Nets crapped the bed. Although they were taking on an injury-depleted Chicago Bulls team with no real reason to think they could win a Game 7 on the road, the Nets started the game flatter than they would if they were playing...
The Chicago Bulls won’t have Loul Deng, Derrick Rose and possibly Kirk Hinrich in the lineup for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat on Monday, but Rose said his status is ”still up in the air. I might have a chance.”
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....
The Chicago Bulls didn’t need Derrick Rose, Loul Deng or Kirk Hinrich to beat the defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Bulls defeated the Heat 93-86 to go up 1-0 in their
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...
The Heat and Bulls have a two-two series split in the
regular season, but all anyone remembers is the Bulls snapped the Heat's
27-game win streak.
Chicago: Beat the Brooklyn Nets, 4-3
Miami: Swept the Milwaukee Bucks, 4-0
The Heat are primed and rested. They look ready to rampage
through the Bulls and they just might since Chicago...