Backing it up

With his 25-point performance in Game 2, Bulls' Noah proves he's not all talk

Updated: April 20, 2010, 1:01 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

As the Moon Shots -- I mean the James Gang -- finished off the Bulls on Monday night, the Q's crowd serenaded Joakim Noah with the familiar chant, "No-ah Sucks! No-ah Sucks!" This situation had gone on all night, and if anything, it spurred Noah on. But now he had to stand there and take it.

Noah's no LeBron James, but he was easily the second-best player on the court most of the game. He put up 25 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and no turnovers in a 112-102 defeat. ...

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