Noah making the All-NBA first team would reportedly force the Bulls to pay the luxury tax.
Knicks center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss 4-6 weeks because of a broken bone in his right leg.
Bulls All-Star Joakim Noah has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive first team.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.
No need to be too concerned about the outcome, really, since one made free-throw at the end of regulation flips the script.
Carmelo Anthony called it a statement game, and the message should be clear for the Chicago Bulls. If they do meet in the playoffs, the Bulls better finish off Anthony and the Knicks when they have the chance.
Nothing about the kid from Harvard should be a surprise anymore. When he launched a 3-pointer in a tie game with a half-second left in Toronto on Tuesday night, the result seemed obvious.
The Chicago Bulls gave the Dallas Mavericks their fifth straight road loss Thursday night. The Mavericks had a one point lead after the first quarter and led by four after the third, but the Bulls didn’t get discouraged.
ATHENS, Greece — The U.S. national basketball team finalized its roster for the world championships when Boston Celtics star Rajon Rondo asked to withdraw from consideration.