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Inside Joakim Noah's career night

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11:10 AM ET 12.08 | After Joakim Noah put up a game for the ages Friday night to lead the Bulls to a 108-104 comeback victory over the Pistons, the recently-retired Ben Wallace rose from his baseline seat at the Palace of Auburn Hills and put Noah in a headlock. "He said I should've had more rebounds and more points," Noah said, smiling. "But he's a hater. That's why I love him. I'm a hater too." Noah's career-high 30 points, career-high 23 rebounds and six assists were enough to rally the Bulls from 17 points down to their 16th straight victory in this series. Noah joined Charles Barkley, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Garnett as the only players in the last 25 seasons to post at least 30 points, 23 rebounds and six assists in a game. It's the first time a Bull reached those levels since Charles Oakley had 35 points, 26 rebounds and seven assists on March 15, 1986.

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December 8, 2012  12:04 PM ET

Tonite's opponent has a legit center.... show us what you can do Noah!

December 8, 2012  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Tonite's opponent has a legit center.... show us what you can do Noah!

The Knicks have two more sitting on the bench!!!

December 8, 2012  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Knicks have two more sitting on the bench!!!

Thomas and Camby!

December 8, 2012  02:44 PM ET

Noah can handle him self 2night but i would like 2 see Gibson grad 10 boards n Boozer about 12 to 15

December 8, 2012  02:59 PM ET

it's cool to watch how much he's improved since his rookie season, when he looked like a BUST; though he still looks like he's about trip and fall half of the time...gotta get D Rose back!

December 8, 2012  03:24 PM ET
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Noah can handle him self 2night but i would like 2 see Gibson grad 10 boards n Boozer about 12 to 15

Without Rose da Bulls may be 4th or 5th in the playoff slot!!!

December 8, 2012  04:25 PM ET

I would not bet on Roses repaired tendons just yet. They need someone to spread the floor a bit. If Rose has to battle 3 guys in defenses set up to stop him every play, it will be a short playoff anyway.

December 8, 2012  06:39 PM ET
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It must be the hair

must be

December 8, 2012  06:40 PM ET

no Rose = no playoof surge

 
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