Joakim Noah leads Chicago over Brooklyn, 96-85

Posted: March 04, 2013

Joakim Noah had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets, 96-85, on Saturday.

The Bulls went on a 19-0 run that started in the second quarter and stretched into the third.

Noah followed up the third triple-double of his career with another terrific performance that also included four blocks. He committed five turnovers, but even so it was an impressive follow-up to Thursday, when he had 23 points, 21 rebounds, and a career-high 11 blocks in a win over the 76ers.

Long March for Parker

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker will be out until about April 1 with a left ankle sprain.

Parker, the team's leading assist man, injured the ankle in the third period of Friday night's win over the Sacramento Kings. He closed out February averaging 26.1 points and 8.3 assists and had shot 54 percent from the field.

Delonte to D-League

With NBA teams uneasy about taking a risk on his past behavioral issues, free-agent guard Delonte West intends to report to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League on Monday, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

The former St. Joseph's star, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks. They released him after locker-room incidents with teammates in the preseason.

Since his release, West has been unable to find a team willing to sign him. In eight seasons, West had some success in stops with Cleveland, Boston, and Dallas. He's averaged 9.7 points and 3.6 assists.

- Associated Press

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