Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am  |  43 responses

Slamadaday: Joakim Noah on Paul Pierce

Never enough Noah.

There were too many great plays to count in Game 6, but this sequence by Joakim Noah has to be right up there. In the third overtime period, ballgame tied at 123, with 40 seconds to go, Noah picks Paul Pierce’s pass and breaks out at full speed down the length of the court. With Pierce close on his back, Noah dribbles the ball without falter, actually gaining ground as they sprint to the goal. Employee No. 13 springs from 10 feet out, takes the contact and converts the cram.

Paul Pierce is done for the game, and the Bulls are on their way to a all-out gutsy win. This video personifies playing with heart.

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  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    such a crazy game!
    that wasnt really on paul tho.
    still sick.

  • slamfan4life

    Just got back from that killer game! Totally amazing!! feel bad 4 RayRay and his 50+ pts tho…GO BULLS!

  • http://nothinbetterthansolid.blogspot.com Karl Hungus

    that entire play was on paul, the steal, the outrunning, the dunk, all of it.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    dude looked dead tired before that. it was a fatigue turnover/play. that one extra point he gave up was the difference.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown


  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    J-Train throws da hammer down…DEEP in the United Centre!

  • chris

    one of the most amazing games of all time. I thought the last game was the best Id seen but this one tops that.

  • Tyrone Shoelaces

    This is the best playoff dunk i have ever seen, blows Diddy’s dunk on Kirilenko out of the water. tremendous game all around.

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    Karl’s right, that was on Pierce all the way. Doc’s look says it all … “We gotta play these guys again on Saturday?”

  • http://www.droseroy.com/ airs


  • miqlo

    absolutely dominated
    five letters just about sums it all up

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    The Joaker!

  • Krishan

    This sequence was pretty similar to a dream I had last night. Except there, instead of screaming to no one in particular, Noah decided to shout at KG’s face. And then Garnett began to bawl. And then Big Baby stifles a laugh.


  • gio

    Oh man, such a crazy game. Paul was really tired, he couldn’t catch up when he was trying to run after Noah. Maybe, Kevin is gonna come out on game 7. By the way, nice dunk, Noah. Can’t wait till next year. You gotta average double-double next year. I’m out like the Spurs.

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  • Ned Mahony

    Wow. I was lying on the couch (long day) while watching this, and jumped onto my feet in one motion it was so crazy.

  • Jer Boi

    just awesome..

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    That was an amazing game.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Can we label Noah a bust yet? Huh? Huh?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Yes, Jukai, bust! The first thing that came to my mind is a new “Where Amazing Happens” spot. This play is made for that sort of spot!

  • ENDS

    i like that! The Joaker

  • Pic

    @Ryne exactly my thoughts that time, that had where amazing happens written all over it what a play

  • http://www.slamonline.com GotHandles?

    paul pierce is a crafty, intelligent, little girl. flop queen of the world. NOAH pooped on his head. well deserved.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    Pure fake hustle.

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    Leprochans not fast enough to keep up with JOAKIM NOAH! Slamma jamma bing bong!

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Awesome game. Noah has been a beast, you gotta give the kid some credit, his effort and hustle won the game for Chi town. Paul Pierce is old.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYa5u-lPS8c MooButter

    @Tyrone: This was amazing, however, best playoff dunk ever? That’s a stretch and definately not better than Baron “the Beard” Davis getting ridiculous on AK47, one of the best shot blockers in the L.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    the game was better than the dunk.
    im suprised paul didnt knock him on his @ss tho.
    why let that play be such a huge motavation switch?
    if your going to foul out, atleast make sure he doesnt make it.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Just have to face it Nate, Noah’s quicker than Pierce in the open court. Double has never been a great athlete — probably the one weakness in his game — and it’s showing more now that he’s in his later years of his career.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    because nate with all the things going around in this series and others, Pierce probably would have gotten the falgrant. and because he just didnt think I guess

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    ugh, I meant flagrant

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    great play. Still hate Joakim though

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  • http://mindyourbusiness@getalife.com Allenp

    Actually, I think Pierce was jogging at first and was going to let teh play go, but then decided to go for it late because Noah can’t shoot free throws. He just made up his mind too late. I actually expected Noah to dribble the ball off of his foot.

  • CWT

    If PP throws a bounce pass the steal never happens. Fatigue affects the mind, too.

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Slamma Jamma Bing Bong!

  • nastierthanyou

    Yup PP got crammed on.

    Best Playoff dunk ever. I think that might be going a bit too far. Anyone remember Dwayne Wade cram on Jermaine O’Neal?

  • Coney Islander

    Noah might not be that “good”, but he comes from WINNING and you just can’t teach that! COLDBLOODED!

  • http://birdmonster.blogspot.com tenorca

    The BD on Kirilinko one is about 10 times cooler. Let’s all step back off the brink.

  • Beast

    Nice facial.

  • Cizzo

    Double P got posterized most deff, but wait till yall see J.Smith go upstairs un Boston and get every under the rim several times!!!!

  • riggs

    better than b.diddy? someone must be smoking a good blunt to say that.