Hamilton returns to Bulls’ lineup

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CHICAGO (AP) — Richard Hamilton, who’s appeared in only 11 games this season, was back in the Chicago Bulls’ lineup against the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.

Hamilton, bothered by a sore right thigh, hasn’t played since Jan. 29. Earlier in the season he was sidelined by a sore left groin.

The Bulls were using their projected starting lineup of Hamilton, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer for just the sixth time this season. They are 4-1 with that lineup this season.