Triple-Double Triumph: Brandon Ingram Shines in New Orleans Victory
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The NBA saw only four games played last night, but one player stood out above the rest with a phenomenal performance. Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans achieved a triple-double in his team's 115:96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.
This marked Ingram's first career triple-double, and he solidified his place in New Orleans history as only the third player to attain this feat with 30 points.
Ingram's Dominant Display
Ingram kicked off the game with a bang, scoring 17 points and dishing out six assists in the first quarter alone.
He finished the game with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, becoming only the eighth player in NBA history to have a triple-double with 30 points without a single turnover. "I just wanted to set the tone," said Ingram. "These games are important for us to be in the postseason.
I’m just thinking that every possession counts on offense and defense, and I had to have a sense of urgency." New Orleans teammate Green praised Ingram's performance, saying "I think it speaks to his maturity throughout this process.
He understands that he’s going to have the ball in his hands at times. He’s doing a great job of setting the tone, which is just (being a) point-5, passing to his teammates and getting guys open. His rebounding has been huge for us.
He’s doing that – and then we all know he can score at any moment." Ingram was grateful to be back on the floor, having been out for 30 games, and expressed his joy at playing with his teammates once again. "I’m grateful to be out here playing with my teammates, having a chance to be on the floor every single day now in practice," he said. "I don’t take it for granted.
Going those 30 games without being on the floor, you try to find ways to stay with the team, try to find ways to stay positive. And this is not always easy. So being on the floor now, I just I’m super excited and happy."
A historic night for Brandon Ingram ð
- 1st career triple-double (30 PTS, 11 REB, 10 AST)
- 3rd player in franchise history with 30+ PTS, 10+ REB, 10+ AST
- 8th player in NBA history with 30+ PTS, 10+ REB, 10+ AST and 0 turnovers
Pelicans got the W at home pic.twitter.com/CEPOtmk1J2 — NBA (@NBA) March 24, 2023
Other Notable Performances
Nick Richards of the Charlotte Hornets had a noteworthy performance, scoring 9 points with 14 rebounds.
In the most exciting match of the evening, the Brooklyn Nets faced off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the latter emerging victorious with a score of 116:114. Evan Mobley led Cleveland to victory with 26 points and 16 rebounds, while Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and 12 assists for the defeated team.
The Orlando Magic defeated the New York Knicks 111:106 with Paolo Bancher's 21 points and 6 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard's 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists led the LA Clippers to a 127:105 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.