Nate Robinson had a game-high 18 points off the bench, pacing 5 Bulls in double-figures in an 87-80 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the United Center on Saturday.
Joakim Noah had another outstanding all-around game, giving the Bulls 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 3 assists. Luol Deng had 16 points, 7 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists, Rip Hamilton contributed 12 points (5/10 FG, 2/3 3pt), and Marco Belinelli added 11 points (4/9 FG, 3/5 3pt) off the bench.
The bad news on the evening is that Kirk Hinrich injured his hamstring, and will be going in for an MRI on Monday.
The only good news out of this is that if Kirk misses a few games, Marquis Teague can get some minutes at game-speed conditions. He looked much better tonight than he did in the Summer League and pre-season, and personally I'm looking forward to seeing how Teague plays after working with Thibs in practice for a month or two.