Preseason? Who cares? Paul Pierce, Joakim Noah get into shoving match

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You’ve got to love Joakim Noah. And Paul Pierce. Meaningless preseason game? Doesn’t matter. They are not going to back down from confrontation.

Noah and Pierce got into a little shoving match during the Washington at Chicago preseason game in the United Center Monday night. It started when Pierce gave a hard foul to Jimmy Butler, then while the officials reviewed it to see if it was a flagrant foul Pierce kept talking to Butler, so Noah stepped in.

Not really much to it… but considering it’s preseason, it’s pretty feisty.

The best part is Tom Thibodeau’s annoyed expression as he has to get in the middle of this.

As a side note, Derrick Rose put up a quick 9 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the first quarter (which is where we are as of this posting. He looks like that time with Team USA to shake off the rust may have done some good.