LSU's Tyrus Thomas returned from injury with a bang.

Thomas, in his first game since November 5th, scored 21 points as the Bulls Beat the Hornets 96-85. The Hornets lost for the 12th time in 14 road games this season.

Thomas was out almost two months with a broken left arm. He also added 9 rebounds.

Chris Paul scored 15 points and handed 7 assists. Devin Brown led the Hornets with 22 points, including 6 three pointers.

The Hornets were outrebounded 51-34.

The Hornets (13-15), play at Houston Tuesday night.