Joakim Noah played 45 minutes in Wednesday's 85-82 win over the Pistons, scoring 10 points with 18 boards, two assists, two steals and one block.
Noah had a miraculous save that led to a big Marco Belinelli (five points in 21 minutes) layup. "I didn't really see it. I had the cheerleaders' pom-poms in my face," Noah said about his save. Tom Thibodeau's benching of Noah is clearly a one-time thing and Noah should be back to being an elite center in all formats.