Joakim Noah Adds to Career Year with Triple-Double vs. Celtics

December 18th, 2012 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »

The Chicago Bulls continue to prove they can be a playoff basketball team with or without Derrick Rose, and a ton of the credit has to go to Joakim Noah in his career year.

Chicago's wild man put together a triple-double in Chicago's 100-89 win over the Boston Celtics, totaling 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists over the course of just 31 minutes.

A lot of Chicago's recent hot streak, winning eight of their past 11 games, is due to the hot shooting of Marco Belinelli, who was inserted into the starting lineup after an injury took Rip Hamilton out.

However, it can't be overlooked that Joakim Noah has been putting together a campaign that should allot him a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, whether it be in the starting lineup, thanks to the fans or the reserves, thanks to the coach votes.

Noah's triple-double isn't necessarily unexpected, he had one against the Milwaukee Bucks last season when he put up 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, but it's always surprising to see a big fellow notch a triple-double.

This one seemed more meaningful than the last, however.

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