Thu, Jan 26, 2023 12:22 AM
By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram is back in the New Orleans Pelicans’ starting lineup for the first time since late November. How soon he returns to mid-season form remains to be seen. Ingram scored 13 points in a 111-102 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday night but made just four of his 18 shots. Ingram says he still has pain bu can play through it and hopes it won't be long before he's playing like his old self. Ingram averaged 20.8 points during his first 15 games this season. His return comes as New Orleans remains without injured star power forward Zion Williamson. Williamson is expected to be out another two weeks with a right hamstring injury. The Pelicans have lost six straight.