Field Goal %
- CHI 48.8
- 40.7 BKN
Three Point %
- CHI 33.3
- 32.0 BKN
- CHI 9
- 9 BKN
- CHI 48
- 51 BKN
- Brooklyn, NY
- Line: BKN -6.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of the 4th Quarter
Jimmy Butler played the entire game and was stellar defensively - holding Deron Williams to 4-of-11 FG and Joe Johnson to 0-of-5 FG when they were matched up. This was his second straight game playing the entire 48 minutes in the series.
Joe Johnson When Facing Elimination - All-Time
8 Wins *8 Losses PPG 17.6 14.4 FG pct 42.9 34.0 3-pt FG pct 41.7 24.0 +/- +8.8 -13.5 *6 pts, 2-14 FG, 1-9 3-pt FG Saturday vs Bulls
From Elias: Joakim Noah is just the fifth player in NBA history with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a Game 7 win.
From Elias: Joakim Noah is the 2nd player in NBA history with at least 24 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks in a Game 7 (blocks became official in 1973-74). The other was Elvin Hayes in 1979 vs Spurs.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy acknowledged the Pistons and Timberwolves had discussed a trade involving Reggie Jackson and Ricky Rubio, but said he assured Jackson the deal would not happen.
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio will miss Sunday's game against Denver after leaving the team for personal reasons.
Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, who underwent a procedure to remove loose bodies from his right knee on Dec. 20, said on Saturday that he's ready to return to action.