May 9, 2012 |
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says center Joakim Noah is a "game-time decision" for Tuesday's playoff game against the 76ers because of a sprained left ankle. The Bulls trail 3-1 in this first-round series and are trying to avoid becoming just the fifth top seed to lose to an eighth seed. They will almost certainly again be without Noah, who was injured in Game 3 and sat out Game 4. Thibodeau had said Monday that Noah was "most likely out" for Game 5 but changed his stance slightly at the morning shootaround on Tuesday, saying, "Maybe he gets better from now until tonight.
March 4, 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.
March 2, 2013 |
CHICAGO - The 76ers got a glimpse of what they had hoped to get out of their center position this season, only the person who produced the monster game at the United Center on Thursday night played for the Chicago Bulls. The Sixers were victimized by a mammoth triple-double from Chicago center Joakim Noah, who single-handedly wreaked havoc with 23 points, 21 rebounds and 11 blocks to lead the Bulls to a 93-82 victory over the Sixers at the United Center. The loss extended the Sixers' season-high losing streak to seven games, and it reduced their ever-shrinking playoff hopes even more.
March 26, 2006 |
Did Florida center Joakim Noah just jet-set into this NCAA tournament? His father is 1983 French Open champion Yannick Noah, now a European pop singing star. His mother was Miss Sweden 1978. The perception changes as Joakim Noah fills in some blanks. "It must have been hard for him to be a 12-year-old kid having to leave his family in Africa," Noah said of his father. Yannick Noah still is one of the most famous men in France - "He shines over there," his son said - but Joakim always saw the rest of it: "I don't think he was very talented in terms of a great forehand or a backhand, but he was a warrior on the court.
May 15, 2013 |
HOW DO YOU sum up this Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat Eastern Conference semifinal series? The Bulls took a 2-0 lead last night . . . and then ran out of gas. Pushing back from its series-opening loss, the Heat moved to a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup with a stifling 88-65 rout at the United Center. Game 5 is tomorrow at Miami. Even with guard Dwyane Wade hobbling on a sore right knee, an injury that was exacerbated during a second quarter misstep against Bulls forward Jimmy Butler, the Heat had more than enough on a night when the Bulls finally wilted amid the injuries that have left them decimated.
March 25, 2015 |
Here are the NCAA men's basketball national champion teams since 1985 and the first-round NBA picks on their rosters: 1986 Louisville: Billy Thompson, Pervis Ellison ('89), Kenny Payne ('89) 1987 Indiana: None* 1988 Kansas: Danny Manning 1989 Michigan: Glen Rice, Rumeal Robinson ('90), Loy Vaught ('90), Terry Mills ('90) 1990 UNLV: Larry Johnson ('91), Stacey Augmon ('91), Greg Anthony ('91) 1991 Duke: Christian Laettner ('92), Bobby Hurley ('92), Grant Hill ('92)
March 21, 2014 |
THE BRACKETS have been passed around (for amusement purposes only, of course) and most of us have made our selections for the NCAA Tournament. Players are no different. Like many others, they keep an eye on March Madness mostly with their attention focused on the colleges they attended. "I really don't care who's going to win it," said guard Darius Johnson-Odom. "Since Marquette isn't in it, I really don't have any interest. I don't know. I guess I'll go with North Carolina State [citing an acquaintance for his reasoning]
June 23, 2007 |
Joakim Noah mocks those who publish NBA mock drafts. "I heard one of them is like a kid who is 16 years old in his basement," Noah said. But Noah knows enough to realize the NBA draft guessing game this year begins with the Hawks' No. 3 pick, and that's why he was in Atlanta yesterday for a workout. Greg Oden and Kevin Durant are almost certain to be taken by Portland and Seattle with the first two picks on Thursday. Some draft projections have the Hawks taking a Florida teammate of Noah's - center Al Horford - or Ohio State point guard Mike Conley Jr. Noah, a power forward, tried to convince Hawks general manager Billy Knight and coach Mike Woodson that he should be the third pick.
May 5, 2011 |
Newly crowned MVP Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Joakim Noah added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the visiting Atlanta Hawks, 86-73, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last night to tie the series. The top-seeded Bulls shook off a dismal performance in the opener and looked more like the team with a league-leading 62 wins, building a 14-point lead and ending the game on a 9-2 run after the Hawks got within six. Now, the series shifts to Atlanta for Games 3 and 4 tomorrow and Sunday.
January 19, 2013
Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left as the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Celtics, 100-99 in overtime, in Boston. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 20 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 14 points and 13 boards as the Bulls won their 14th straight road game on a Friday. Elsewhere: Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Charlotte Bobcats, who snapped a five-game skid with a 106-100 win over the Magic in Orlando.