The Chicago Bulls earned a big win over Toronto to move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Raptors as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls got solid outputs from Jimmy Butler, Tony Snell and Pau Gasol in the win.
But one play towards the end stood out as the Raptors committed a turnover just the way Joakim Noah planned. With 1:21 left and down 9, Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan picked up his dribble and looked for a teammate to pass it to.
He found someone to pass it too, it just wasn’t his teammate. DeRozan passed it to Noah who was out of the game and standing on the sideline. To DeRozan’s defense, Noah was wearing a white warmup and the Raptors were wearing white jerseys.
Noah:"I was wearing a white shirt so (DeRozan) thought I was a Raptor.Unfortunately, there’s nobody with a bun, long hair, beard on Raptors"
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) March 26, 2015
Dunleavy and Noah celebrated the turnover on the bench, making us think it was totally planned. It was exactly how Noah drew it up.
h/t SB Nation