Noah’s historic game leads Gators to huge Friday

Five of the six former Florida Gators basketball players that participated in NBA games on Friday put together incredibly strong performances with Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah’s historic evening undoubtedly leading the way.

Noah, playing a team-high 43 minutes, went 12-for-19 from the field and 6-for-7 from the charity stripe to lead the Bulls with career-highs of 30 points and 23 rebounds for his fourth double-double in the last five games. He became just the sixth player since 1985 to hit those scoring and rebounding marks while dishing six assists in a single game.

Noah also added two blocks and two steals to his total as he put together the single best all-around game of his career.

By the time the night was over, he was one of three former Gators to post double-doubles and one of five to score double digits on the evening.

Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee had a monster game in his own right, matching Noah with 30 points while grabbing a season-high 15 rebounds for his 11th double-double of the year (all of which have come within the last 15 games). Lee has also been one or two boards shy of four more double-doubles this year.

Continuing his stellar season on Friday was Atlanta Hawks C Al Horford, who registered his fourth-straight double-double and eighth of the campaign with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Horford played against the Washington Wizards and rookie guard Bradley Beal, who filled up the stat sheet with 18 points, three boards, three assists, two steals and a block.

Completing the circuit was forward Corey Brewer, the fifth player to post double-digit points on his evening. Brewer scored a team-high 20 points off the bench for the Denver Nuggets on 9-of-16 shooting with four rebounds, a dime, a steal and a block.

Houston Rockets F Chandler Parsons also played on Friday but had one of his least productive games of the season, scoring seven points on just 3-of-10 shooting (0-for-4 from downtown) in 24 minutes.

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10 Responses to “Noah’s historic game leads Gators to huge Friday”

  1. Matt says:

    Nice to see the Oh Fours having success! Not surprising considering they were largely responsible for back-to-back championships!

  2. VO2Max says:

    Man I’d love to fog with that guy. One of the cooler people on earth.

  3. MAR says:

    Maybe I am old and out of touch, but how does one fog?

  4. kb_gators says:

    Fog is legal in a couple states

  5. Uf_84 says:

    Love seeing all the boys having so much success. Imagine how scarey good this year’s Gator squad would be if Beal had come back.

  6. MAR says:

    Wow, I am out of touch. Apparently, I fog frequently and didn’t know it.

  7. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Seriously, I don’t think smoking weed would help Jo’s game and I hope he is smart enough not to risk all he has worked for given that pot is not legal in the other 48 states and airport security frowns upon finding it in peoples luggage….

    • VO2Max says:

      Ummm, a giant portion of the league smokes weed. Airport security? Private flights do not go through security. They arrive at the FBO (fixed base operator) and walk onto the plane. It’s one of the wonderful advantages that private aviation enjoys.

      • Gatorgrad79 says:

        yes, I have flown on private jets from both major airports and executive jetports and sometimes HLS or DEA show up with dogs. Just saying there is a time and place…