Wednesday's shootaround in preparation for tonight's game with the Cleveland Cavaliers lasted more than an hour. Coach Vinny Del Negro said he will go with the same starting lineup, Derrick Rose and Thabo Sefolosha at guard, Luol Deng and Tyrus Thomas at forward and Drew Gooden at center.
While the starting lineup remains the same, backup big man Joakim Noah is hoping to get more time on the court tonight. In the previous two games, Noah has played a total of 12 minutes.
"It's hurts," he said. "I want to play, of course. I think everybody that doesn't play a lot of minutes wants to play, but I'm trying to stay positive. Barack Obama was elected yesterday. It's a beautiful day.
"I want to play and it's always hard to sit. I just have to stay positive and I know my time will come."