Joakim Noah has averaged 43.6 minutes over the Bulls' last five games.
Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) tries going to the basket against Bulls center Joakim Noah during the first half in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Associated Press/Dec. 7, 2012
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Tom Thibodeau is used to being asked if he might be playing guys too many minutes. Recently, Joakim Noah has logged 43.6 minutes over the past five contests. "It's never the right amount of minutes, that's the only thing I do know," Thibodeau said. "If a guy's not playing big minutes, it's not enough minutes. If a guy's playing big minutes, it's too many minutes. I don't know. You play to win. That's the thing. What gives you the best chance to win?"