Joakim Noah feels 'great'

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, who's been battling flu-like symptoms, started against the Miami Heat on Friday.

"I feel great," Noah said after the team's shootaround Friday morning.

Noah, who came to the shootaround early to work with assistant coach Andy Greer, said he may have caught a bug during the holidays.

"Yeah, just the holidays, people come to town, you get all kinds of germs in your house and (stuff)," Noah said.

Noah missed Wednesday's win over the Orlando Magic and was limited in Monday's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell contributed to this report.