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.’”