Rose, Noah carry Knicks past their former squad

Rose, Noah carry Knicks past their former squad

Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and handed out six assists for the Knicks. Derrick Rose dropped 17 points against his former team. Joakim Noah played well against his former club as well, finishing with 12 points and 15 boards. Mindaugas Kuzminskas had a season-high 19 points…

NBA Power Rankings: March 21

NBA Power Rankings: March 21

Head coach Doc Rivers has had a tremendous impact on the defensive identity of the Clippers, as last season’s team was consistently overmatched on that end of the floor; five of their six most popular lineups a season ago allowed at least 103 points per 100 possessions, a below-average rate…

Joakim Noah, Chicago has its sling aimed at Goliath Miami

Joakim Noah, Chicago has its sling aimed at Goliath Miami

Even now that the Bulls have kept Noah, built their defense around him and won 71 percent of its games the last three seasons, Noah still very rarely gets the national credit he deserves. Noah didn’t make an All-Star team until this season. He received one first place vote for Defensive Player of the Year in 2011, none in 2012 and he finished in fourth-place this year when he could have won…

Christmas Day: Who wins, who loses, and a dash of holiday humor

Christmas Day: Who wins, who loses, and a dash of holiday humor

Loul Deng will shoot under 25 percent for the game, as he’ll be harassed by Chandler Parsons all night long. But Deng will get the last laugh when Joakim Noah gets away with a punch to Parson’s groin, knocking him out of the game. Noah will claim it is an accident to the media, and he will not get fined…

Box Score Breakdown | Celtics @ Bulls

Box Score Breakdown | Celtics @ Bulls

Deng poured in a season high in points (26) and steals (4). While the points are at a premium with Rose out, defense continues to win the in NBA. The Bulls are 11-1 in games in which their all star forward records multiple thefts…

Box Score Breakdown | Bulls @ Celtics

Box Score Breakdown | Bulls @ Celtics

By Kyle Soppe The Celtics hung on for a 95-91 victory of the Bulls at the Garden in a Sunday matinee. Chicago played without the reigning MVP, but hung with the home team throughout. Rajon Rondo was the story of this game, as the point guard poured in 32 points, handed out 15 assists, and […]