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Joe Johnson tried to start a fight with Jimmy Butler by poking Jimmy in the head

Published on February 14th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 2,929 views

Joakim Noah followed up his triple double performance with another great all-around game last night in a Bulls win over the Nets. He had 14 points 13 rebounds 7 assists and surprisingly was the peace maker when he stepped between a pissed off Jimmy Butler and a rarely seen trouble making Joe Johnson in the 3rd quarter.

“I don’t say too much, so if I’m mad, you must have really done something to get underneath my skin,” Butler said. “He poked me in the head then backed backwards. I don’t think he wanted any of that. I don’t play to fight, but come on, man, just play basketball.”

With 11 points on 4 of 14 shooting, Joe didn’t play basketball very well on Thursday night and wasn’t showing much love on the eve of Valentines Day when he pushed Butler’s buttons with an elbow and poke to the head. ¬†Both players were give techs but things eventually calmed down and the Butler, Noah and the Bulls then went on a 17-4 4th quarter run that resulted in a 92-76 victory for Chicago.

“We’re happy, but we’re not satisfied. We’re hungry,” said¬†Joakim Noah,

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David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.



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