Noah and Kevin Garnett, whom Noah once called "a dirty player," battled throughout, drawing double technicals at one point.
"He's a helluva competitor," Noah said. "He's always on some bull(crap), just trying to throw elbows, cheap shots, trying to get you off your game. He has been doing this a long time. But it's all right.
"When we lose, I feel like he crosses the line. But since we've been beating their ***** I'm cool with it."