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The Bulls paid tribute to Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, and then got beat by them

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the former Bulls had their night

NBA: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

All eyes (and ears) in the beginning were squarely focused on how the fans would react to the lineup announcements of Noah and Rose. Noah predictably got a thunderous roar from the Bulls’ faithful, but Rose got a much more mixed response than many expected. ESPN’s Jalen Rose pointed out at halftime that Rose said about a month ago he feels more love from Knicks fans than he ever felt from Bulls fans, so I guess I can sympathize with boos fueled by spiteful jealousy instead of ungrateful hatred. The Bulls also made a pretty wonderful tribute video to Rose and Noah:

Rose and Noah wound up having their best games as Knicks, each filling up the stat sheet. Rose shot 6-16 but had 15 pts, 11 assists, 7 rebs, and Noah accumulated 16 pts, 9 rebs, 4 assists and 3 steals.

At the end of the game with only FTs left to shoot, both were subbed out and enjoyed it.