Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 9:20 am  |  11 responses

Joakim Noah Records a Huge Triple Double (VIDEO)

He’s the fourth player in the last 25 years to drop 20, 20 and 10.

In leading the Chicago Bulls to a typically gritty 93-82 home win over the visiting Philadelphia Sixers, Joakim Noah posted 23 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and swatted 11 shots. Per the Chicago Sun-Times: After consecutive losses, the Bulls (33-25) picked up a sorely needed victory to go 5-8 in February. Coach Tom Thibodeau spent the 24 hours leading up to the game preaching energy and intensity, and Noah provided it. [...] The challenge was met without Taj Gibson, still sidelined with a sprained left MCL, and Richard Hamilton, who was a late scratch with back spasms. And, of course, there’s still no Derrick Rose. [...] Thibodeau hopes Noah’s performance is a wake-up call for a team that has bigger plans beyond the regular season. ‘Sometimes you face a team that has desperation, and that’s the way we should be playing right now,’ Thibodeau said. ‘We’re playing for something that is important, so we’ve got to put the work back into it.’”

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  • RKJ92

    I think it was more shocking he only had 1 assist usually he’s good for at least 4 a game, Joakim is such a beast though man.. I feel like he’s so underated because he’s not flashy like say a Blake Griffin; but dude just gets it done though..

  • spit hot fiyah

    his timing on defense is great. i remember watching him back in Florida and thinking that he never goes for pump fakes. really underrated player

  • smith, blocked, smith, stopped

    both teams fg 38 %. hawes had 15 rebounds.

  • eZ

    A popular thing these days to call players “underrated” and “under the radar”.

    But how is a selected Allstar, playing in the 3rd biggest market in the US, earning some 15mil p/season underrated? Same with Parker, he’s an allstar, a feature on his national team and in the mvp discussion but somehow everybody keeps calling him ‘under the radar’.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    I think what most people mean by “underrated” or “under the radar” is that their popularity is low considering their high level of production. For example, a guy like Joakim Noah goes off for that crazy stat line last night but ESPN would rather have 2 segments dedicated to Dwight Howard. If that makes any sense.

  • i_ball

    A simple example – Noah is not in the slam top 50. He just doesn’t get love enough for what he does.
    Same thing with TP, Kyrie gets more love playing in Cleveland.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well, check SLAM’s top 50, that should help you out.

  • Redd

    True, he’s a hard worker, he’s doing all this without a back up C to let him breathe a bit too mind you.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    joakim gots heart man

  • RKJ92

    Oh ya man, I know that! it’s what makes me even more impressed with the guy, he’s actually one of my fav players

  • Max

    Blocks are all about timing people.