My dissertation on the playoff madness surrounding the Bulls right now.
His face told the story, in all its red glory
The player named Jo, with pain thereabout his toe(s)
And heel and arch, down the court he did march
An effort worthy of prose, but not for the wither of a Rose
To put it frankly, Joakim Noah put on one of the great playoff performances in Chicago Bulls history on Monday, not necessarily production-wise but because of what it meant both in the moment and in the swirl of opinion around him and the team.
Playing off a bad plantar fasciitis, Noah set the physical tone from the post (Kirk Hinrich doing so from the perimeter) in the Bulls’ 90-82 win in Game 2 versus the Brooklyn Nets, which evened the series up at 1-1 and set the Bulls up for a chance to take control of the series starting tonight at the…
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