|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 1, 2013 at 1:50 AM|
Noah gets triple-double in win over Philly
I dislike Noah, but heck of a game.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau needed just three words to sum up Joakim Noah's big night on Thursday."He was spectacular," Thibodeau said.
Noah had 23 points, 21 rebounds and a career-high 11 blocks for his third career triple-double, and the Chicago Bulls ended a two-game losing streak with a 93-82 victory over Philadelphia.
"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."
Chris Paul nets 29 points in win over streaking Pacers
Paul scored 29 points, one short of his season high, and Griffin finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Clippers held off Indiana's frenetic late charge for a 99-91 victory.
"I watch the Pacers a lot. (David) West is like my brother, and they have been beating teams real bad lately, especially here at home," Paul said. "So I think this is a good win for us. I think every night we are going into different arenas and the other team knows they are in for a dogfight. I think we're becoming like a San Antonio or a Miami or any of the other top teams."
Lakers dominate Wolves in Staples
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Antawn Jamison added 17 in the Los Angeles Lakers' 21st consecutive victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-94 on Thursday night.Bryant and Jodie Meeks each hit four of Los Angeles' 16 3-pointers, and Meeks finished with 16 points. The Lakers (29-30) have won 12 of 17 and five of seven while moving within two games of Houston for the eighth playoff position in the Western Conference with their longest stretch of solid play in this tumultuous season. The Lakers are just games back of the 8th seed Rockets.