Tip-Off for 3/1/13 (featuring Rick James): Joakim Noah gives Defensive Player of the Year performance as Bulls defeat 76ers 93-82

Posted in Blogroll on March 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Love him or hate him, Joakim Noah has taken his game to new heights.

The breakout season continues for Joakim Noah.  The six-year forward was selected as an All-Star for the first time and is a big reason the Chicago Bulls are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race — minus their leader Derrick Rose.

Against the Sixers, Noah posted his third career triple-double. His line of 23 points, 21 rebounds and 11 blocks is the first triple-double of its kind since 1985 (and maybe back further). The Bulls were victorious over the Sixers 93-82.

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