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Joakim Noah led the Derrick Rose-less Bulls to a statement win against their foe Miami in a 95-88 OT win. Noah put up 20 points and led the team in rebounds with 12. D.J. Augustin put up an impressive 22 points coming off of the bench.
The Bulls held Lebron James to 17 points on 8-23 shooting. D.Wade tried to pick up the slack, scoring 25 points, but it wasn’t enough… Miami blew a 12 point lead down the stretch, sending the game into OT where it was all Bulls, outscoring Miami 9-2 to win it 95-88.
During the game, the Bulls faithful chanted MVP for Noah while on the free throw line. Following the game, Noah was asked what he thought about those chants… And as always, Noah gives a weird answer…
“I don’t like it. I don’t like it.”
“Our MVP is not playing. We have one MVP, and that’s Derrick Rose. And it’s not about MVPs, it’s about rings, and one day I hope that we can get one here.”
I shouldn’t say it’s a strange answer, because I give him respect for showing that much love and respect to D. Rose… But he might actually be wrong – Noah has become such an important part of this team and is one of the best big men in the game, and unlike Rose, he’s missed only 3 games this year … For at least the last 2 seasons for the Bulls, Noah has been the MVP … We can argue the impact of Rose all we want, but when time adds up this long without Rose on the court, it’s hard to ignore how much more Noah has contributed compared to Rose…
On a lighter note, this video is really heartwarming to say the least … Watch as Noah’s dad reacts to a great play made by his son while being interviewed in the stands … So much pride for his son … Great to see