Noah back, Deng out for Bulls; Knicks’ Felton sits

Joakim Noah is back in the Chicago Bulls’ lineup after missing a

game with a bruised right thigh, while the Knicks’ Raymond Felton

was out for the first of possibly a few games with a sore left

hamstring.

The Bulls were still without Luol Deng. He missed Wednesday

night’s game because of a sore left Achilles.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Felton’s absence could ”probably

be a little while” with an injury that has bothered him throughout

the season. Pablo Prigioni got the start at point guard, and Kenyon

Martin was also back in New York’s lineup after missing two games

with a sore left ankle.

Amare Stoudemire also was available to play on the second night

of back-to-back games for the first time this season.