Joakim Noah injured his left thumb in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game and retreated to the locker room for treatment. Although he returned to the game with the thumb taped, he spent the entire fourth quarter on the bench in what is becoming a trend. Carlos Boozer joined him on the pine in the fourth.
Noah missed 30 games last season with a hand injury. X-rays on Noah's thumb after the game were negative.
"It doesn't feel great but I think I will be all right," he said.