// Joakim Noah

Rondo, Celtics Fall to .500 With Loss to Bulls

The Boston Celtics lost their third straight contest and fell to 12-12 on the season with a 100-89 loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday. The Celtics made it interesting in the third quarter thanks to their point guard Rajon Rondo, who finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds, but the […]

Rajon Rondo Paces Celtics Past Bulls in Chicago

It wasn’t always easy, but the Celtics took a lead early and never relinquished it en route to a 101-96 victory over the Bulls on Monday in Chicago. Rajon Rondo led his team out of the gates early with his play on both ends of the court and finished with a team-high in every statistical […]

Celtics Disappear in Second Half, Fall to Deng-Led Bulls

Luol Deng had 26 points, six rebounds and four steals, as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics, 93-86, Thursday night in Chicago. Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 22 points and eight rebounds, but could only muster five points in the second half. With the loss, Boston now trails Indiana by three […]

Celtics Fail to Rebound, Lose Ugly Game to Bulls

Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 23 points apiece, while Rajon Rondo had 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls wore the down the Boston Celtics, 89-80, Thursday night in Chicago. Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics and Joakim Noah pitched in 15 and […]

Rondo, Garnett Help Celtics Corral Bulls

Now that the NBA can resume as normal after the first “LeBron Bowl,” the Celtics got back to business Friday night doing the things they do best: play solid defense, protect the ball, and let Rajon Rondo run the show. The Celtics point guard did just that, ringing up 19 assists and three steals against […]

A Letter to Bulls Center Joakim Noah, Re: Kevin Garnett

Dear Mr. Noah, For a man who looks like he’s in desperate need of a girlfriend, if only so that someone can finally teach you how to manage your facial hair, are you in any sort of position to call another player “ugly?” Isn’t that like a pot calling a kettle…a pot? I watched your […]

Celtics Fend Off Bulls in OT

Kevin Garnett poked the ball away from behind Joakim Noah as he dribbled up the court with just a few seconds left in overtime to seal the win for Boston in a 110-105 final against the Chicago Bulls. Another overtime game (the second in as many games for the Celtics) for these two teams who […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: All-Star Break Recap

Instead of the usual bells and whistles for this week, I thought it would be fun to look back at what we have seen this season and highlight some of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good will obviously be players who have outperformed expectations. The bad will be those players who have […]

Celtics Take the Bulls By the Horns

It was about six months ago that Celtics and Bulls last suited up against each other in the first round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs. That was a series for the ages, with five of the seven games decided by three points or less. Those were two very evenly matched teams, and neither was willing […]

Celtics Win Game 7, Beat Bulls in Classic Series

In Game 7 of one of the greatest NBA playoff series of all time, the Celtics and Bulls resembled two fighters in the 15th round of a title bout. The players’ arms dragged at their sides, their movements grew sluggish, and free throws (at least for the Celtics) stopped falling. With the Celtics starters running […]

Bulls Win Epic Game 6 in 3OT, Force Game 7

Through five games, the first round series between the Bulls and Celtics has been extremely exciting, and Game 6 was no different after a triple-overtime game that spanned four hours. Unfortunately, the Bulls took Game 6 and forced Game 7 back in Boston by winning 128-127. Ray Allen was superb in the loss and if it was not […]

Celtics Fend Off Pesky Bulls for 3-2 Series Lead

In a tight game, Boston managed to come out on top 106-104 to take the 3-2 series lead in what has been an exciting first round of playoff basketball. It all came down to Brad Miller, who missed two free throws with 2.0 seconds left in overtime that would have tied the game. Paul Pierce really […]

Allen Slams Door on Gordon, Bulls to Tie Series 1-1

The University of Connecticut had to have been proud Monday night. Two of the school’s best all-time players, Ray Allen and Ben Gordon, dueled in an epic Game 2. Fortunately, Allen (30 points, 9-18 shooting) got the last laugh, hitting a huge three-pointer with two seconds left to lift the Celtics to a 118-115 win. Ben […]

Bulls Shock Celtics, Win Game 1

Some players make a name for themselves in the playoffs after a strong regular season. Last year, Paul Pierce earned national recognition for his incredible playoff run. Years ago, Vince Carter did the same for the Raptors. This year, the player that takes his game to the next level more than anyone may be Bulls […]

Celts Beat Up Bulls, Extend Win Streak to 7

The traditional beatdown: the Bulls never led and were often down by more than 20 points throughout the second half in their lost to the red-hot Celtics, 116-93. All five Celtics starters scored in double figures, led by 22 points from Paul Pierce. Kendrick Perkins continued his hot streak yet again, proving that he may […]