Reminder: Kevin Garnett & Joakim Noah Hate Each Other

On Sunday afternoon, in a 102-84 Chicago Bulls victory over the Brooklyn Nets, a video of Nets forward Kevin Garnett attempting to bite Bulls center Joakim Noah’s hand went viral. It was hardly the first issue between Garnett and Noah, who have outright said on numerous occasions that they don’t like each other, and have had numerous brush-ups in the past. Here are a few of those.

Bad Blood: Kevin Garnett will play against Joakim Noah & the Bulls

In 11 chances to play on the second half of a Brooklyn Nets back-to-back this season, Kevin Garnett has sat out in four of them. It’s part of coach Jason Kidd’s plan to rest Garnett during the season, to keep him fresh for the playoffs. But he’ll play tonight against the Chicago Bulls, as expected:

7 Keys to Game 7: The plantar, the big man, the tandem, the leprechaun and more

Deron Williams, Jimmy Butler

No one said it better than John Schuhmann: tonight’s Game 7 is a “referendum” on all things Brooklyn and all things Nets. In their first playoff series in the borough, the Nets have a chance to win a Game 7 at home for the first time in Brooklyn history — and that includes the Dodgers. […]

Adjustments for Game 7: Better Guarding Against Pick & Roll and Belinelli

After yielding a lead late into the fourth quarter and eventually succumbing to the Bulls in triple overtime, the Nets faced a 3-1 series deficit. Now, after two straight wins, the Nets are one game away from completing the comeback and clinching the series. To do so, however, the Nets will need to play their […]

Bulls’ Joakim Noah Will Play 20-25 Minutes in Game 2

Joakim Noah struggled to stay on the floor for Game 1 as the Brooklyn Nets dominated his Chicago Bulls, but the tear in his foot won’t keep him out just yet. “I’m all right,” Noah told reporters Monday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to Nick Freidell of ESPN Chicago, Noah will play 20-25 […]

Bulls’ Joakim Noah will try to play tonight, may start

Chicago Bulls starting center Joakim Noah is suited up and will try to play tonight in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets, according to Chicago Tribune journalist K.C. Johnson. Noah is battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot and has expressed displeasure in himself for playing through pain when he needed rest. […]

Derrick Rose out for Game 1, Joakim Noah’s status uncertain

Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters this morning that Derrick Rose will not play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets tonight, but could return later in the series depending oh his health. Rose has not played this season and hasn’t played since tearing his ACL in Game 1 […]

Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah out vs. Nets

Chicago Bulls starting point guard Kirk Hinrich and starting center Joakim Noah will both sit tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. Hinrich was announced out by the team and Noah told ESPN Chicago that he would not play. Both players are big blows to Chicago’s chances of victory — Hinrich is a steady, solid point guard […]