Joakim Noah had just one point and eight rebounds in 27 minutes in Thursday's Game 3 win over the Brooklyn Nets, and the Chicago Bulls center did not suffer a setback on Friday and is expected to play around 25 to 30 minutes in Saturday's Game 4.

"I think he's encouraged by how he feels," Tom Thibodeau said. "He's not great but he's not having that soreness like he did previously when he played, so that's a good sign."

"If there's a problem then obviously we're going to have to cut back."

Noah has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot for most of the second half of the season.