NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram was again within the New Orleans Pelicans’ beginning lineup in opposition to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night time, taking part in his first sport since late November.
Ingram, who averaged 20.8 factors throughout his first 15 video games this season, has not performed since injuring his left large toe throughout a loss at Memphis on Nov. 25 and missed 29 video games since.
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His return got here as New Orleans, which additionally has been with out star energy ahead Zion Williamson (proper hamstring) for 11 video games, tried to snap a five-game dropping streak.
In the meantime, Minnesota 7-foot-1 heart Rudy Gobert, who has averaged 13.3 factors and 11.6 rebounds this season, returned to the Timberwolves’ beginning lineup after a three-game absence due to a groin harm.
New Orleans has misplaced eight of its earlier 11 video games with each 20-plus-point-per-game former All-Stars out of the lineup.
Ingram indicated after training Monday that his return may come this week.
“It’s been previous couple of days, with me being again on the ground with my teammates,“ Ingram mentioned. ”I’m attempting to determine some issues I can do on the ground and proceed to progress.”
The Pelicans mentioned Tuesday that whereas Williamson’s rehabilitation has progressed effectively, his return to on-court follow will probably be restricted and he’s anticipated to be out for a minimum of one other two weeks.
Williamson has averaged 26 factors in 29 video games.
Naji Marshall, who missed Tuesday night time’s loss to Denver with an injured proper large toe, additionally was again within the lineup in opposition to Minnesota. Marshall, a distinguished reserve who has began 17 video games this season due to accidents, has averaged 10.5 factors in 43 video games.
Pelicans rookie Dyson Daniels, who injured his proper ankle Tuesday night time and left the sector on crutches, was dominated out in opposition to the Timberwolves.