Nash, Noah return for Suns, Bulls

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Phoenix Suns' guard Steve Nash (13) drives against the Miami Heat during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York Phoenix Suns' guard Steve Nash (13) drives against the Miami Heat during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By Matt York

CHICAGO (AP) -- Phoenix's Steve Nash and Chicago's Joakim Noah returned to the lineup on Tuesday after being sidelined the past few games.

Nash, averaging 15.3 points and 11.4 assists, sat out the past two games with flulike symptoms.

Noah, Chicago's leading rebounder, had missed three straight because of a sprained right ankle.  Carlos Boozer, meanwhile, was in the lineup after missing Monday's practice with an illness.

Noah and Boozer had only played 23 games together before Tuesday, with the Bulls going 18-5.