2012 NBA Playoffs, Bulls Vs. 76ers First Half Highlights: Taj Gibson And Joakim Noah Throw Down Hard

It was the stellar play of the starting backcourt that propelled the Chicago Bulls to a 53-42 halftime lead over the Philadelphia 76ers in the first game of their opening round playoff series on Saturday afternoon, but Chicago's frontcourt was responsible for creating the best highlights. The Bulls aren't the most dunk-friendly team in the playoffs, but center Joakim Noah and power forward Taj Gibson each threw down thunderous slams in the first half to excite the United Center crowd.


Related: Chicago Bulls Notebook: Back-2-Back Regular Season Champs

Here's the video of Joakim Noah's first quarter and-one slam.

Taj's tip dunk was nice too, but his post-jam scream might be even more impressive. Here's the .gif:

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