NBA -- Behind Noah's triple-double, Bulls dump Celtics
By Homer D. Sayson
Wed, 19 Dec 2012
CHICAGO -- In his colorful five-year NBA career that has spanned 353 games and counting, Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah only has one triple-double under his belt.
But coming off a terrible loss in Memphis and facing the tough Boston Celtics at the United Center Tuesday night, Noah picked a good time to register his second triple-double, scoring 11 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and dishing 10 assists to lead the Bulls past the Celtics, 100-89, at the United Center.
"His skill set is so unique. It gives you the opportunity to play from the elbows and get to a cutting game. He was very effective in the pick-and-roll and played with a lot of energy. He made the team function at both ends," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told the Chicago Tribune.
Making matters worse for the vanquished Celtics was the fact that Noah got a boatful of help from a Bulls team that shot 50 percent from the field, including 5-for-9 from 3-point territory.
Carlos Boozer tallied 21 points and 12 rebounds while Luol Deng, who sparked the Bulls offense with 14 first quarter points, finished with 21.
Trailing 28-23 after one quarter and 79-66 entering the final period, the Celtics braced for one more run. But the Bulls' 5-foot-9 reserve, Nate Robinson, towered above the field and put the Cetlics away for good by swishing three 3s, the last one of which put Chicago beyond reach 95-75 with only 6:02 left to play.
Rajon Rondo had 26 points and eight assists, not enough to carry the Celtics, who shot just 43.2 percent from the field and were outrebounded 43-35. Paul Pierce finished with 16 points while Kevin Garnett settled for 10 and eight rebounds. (Homer D. Sayson)
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Homer D. Sayson.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FOUR-FIGHT TELECAST ON FRIDAY, JULY 22|
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Heavyweight headliner for M-1 Challenge 69 Denis Smoldarev vs. Kenny Garner
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016EDNER CHERRY TOPS LYDELL RHODES
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Undefeated Rising Contender Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Adam Lopez - Roman Reynoso headlines ShoBox: The New Generation 15th anniversary telecast on July 22 live on Showtime®
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016Newly-turned pro Ortiz hoping to 'break records' as he tackles the best in lightweight division
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016SALITA PROMOTIONS FIGHTING HUNGER
By , Thu, 30 Jun 2016DOMINICAN KO ARTIST GUZMAN READY FOR FIRST WORLD TITLE SHOT
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016Salita Promotions Announces the Signing of Detroit-Based Former National Amateur Champion Jarico O'Quinn to a Promotional Agreement
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016FULL UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9 AT THE BEAUTIFUL CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016Pinoy Pride 37: Complete Pagara–Juarez Undercards
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016WBC SAYS TACONING TO LAUNCH TERRIFIC CHALLENGE FOR LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 29 Jun 2016The Past Week in Action 28 June 2016
By Eric Armit, Wed, 29 Jun 2016Unbeaten Featherweight Prospect Stephen Fulton Takes on Mexico's Christian Renteria on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes Saturday, July 2 From Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016ANTONIO OROZCO AND JOSEPH DIAZ, JR. TO CO-HEADLINE HBO LATINO® BOXING EVENT ON SATURDAY, JULY 30
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016MIKEY GARCIA RETURNS ON JULY 30 FOR STACKED NIGHT OF BOXING ON SHOWTIME AND SHOWTIME EXTREME FROM BARCLAYS CENTER PRESENTED BY PBC
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016 RAGING BABE BRUNCH NEW YORK, NEW YORK A SUCCESS, DUVA HONORED
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016David Benavidez - I got my eye on all the champions at super middleweight
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016DiBella Entertainment signs Conn. Teenage Prospect Mykey Williams
By , Wed, 29 Jun 2016TERENCE CRAWFORD / BRIAN McINTYRE TRAINING CAMP BLOG NO. 2
By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016CABALQUINTO TO FIGHT FOR WBC ASIA SILVER TITLE VS UNDEFEATED UZBEK
By Lito delos Reyes, Tue, 28 Jun 2016PH sports deserves a healing
By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 28 Jun 2016WSOF GLOBAL: WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING - GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE JAPANESE PARTNERSHIP WITH DEEP FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS
By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016Undefeated Super Lightweight, Milton Santiago Jr. chimes in on Tonight's bout against Osumanu Akaba
By , Tue, 28 Jun 2016