Slamadaday: Joakim Noah on Paul Pierce

by May 01, 2009

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.