Paul returns to Hornets' lineup; Chandler to sit out

Updated: November 21, 2007, 11:07 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Hornets point guard Chris Paul, who has missed two games with a sprained right ankle, played Wednesday night when New Orleans hosted the Indiana Pacers.

Paul struggled in the Hornets' 105-93 loss, however, scoring just eight points on 3 of 12 shooting. He did have 10 assists.

A team spokesman said Paul, who had been listed as day to day, was reinserted in the lineup after a team shootaround the morning of the game.

Paul has played in 10 games this season, averaging 19.5 points and 10.8 assists. The Hornets are 8-2 when he has played, 1-1 when he hasn't.

However, center Tyson Chandler will miss his first full game after hyperextending his right knee during the second quarter of Monday night's loss to Orlando. Chandler, averaging 10.8 points and 11.3 rebounds, remains day to day.

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