The Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-82 Thursday night to complete a three-game regular season series sweep, but the big story of the night was Joakim Noah and how he put together a big night that consists of a “Triple-Double”, the third of his career.
Noah had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau had nothing but praise to say about his All-Star center.
“He was spectacular. His will from the start of the game until the end was just incredible,” Thibodeau said. “He was everywhere – blocked shots, switching, guarding everyone. Big-time multiple efforts.”
Noah also tied the Bulls record for blocks in a regulation game, previously set by Artis Gilmore in 1977. He also becomes the first player to post a triple-double with points, rebounds and blocks since Shawn Bradley in 1998.
Joakim doesn’t do anything but put out all effort and heart when he step out on the court. He is arguably one of the top centers in the NBA.