Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
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The MRI on Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram's right knee came back clean, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said on Tuesday afternoon. Gentry said Ingram is "day to day" and there is a possibility he could play Thursday against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Brandon Ingram's knee MRI came back clean, and he's officially day to day. Ingram was a late scratch from Monday's game against Houston. He is currently 12th in the NBA in scoring, averaging 25.9 points per game.
James Harden scored 39 points, including 13 straight during a stretch of the fourth quarter, and the Houston Rockets beat the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 Monday night.
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram was a late scratch from Monday's game against the Houston Rockets because of right knee soreness.
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Alvin Gentry on James Harden: "To me, he's the most difficult matchup in the league."
A rough week for the former No. 1 opens the path to the early season throne.
Brandon Ingram had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame 26 turnovers to beat the Charlotte Hornets 115-110 on Saturday night and snap a three-game losing streak.
Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball won't play in Saturday's game against the Hornets because of a groin injury originally suffered on Nov. 2.
Pascal Siakam matched his career high with 44 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-104 on Friday night.
Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, who had surgery for a torn lateral meniscus just prior to the season, feels he's "getting stronger day by day" and will return when "they'll let me play."
With so many top players and teams struggling early on, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon join Brian Windhorst to discuss what's wrong with the Rockets, what's right with the Lakers (16:06) and why a few of the league's most notable names can't seem to get it right early on (29:28).
Brandon Ingram became the ninth Pelicans player to post a 40-point game less than two days after a head injury caused him to exit a game early.
Kyrie Irving had 39 points and nine assists, and the Brooklyn Nets withstood Brandon Ingram's career-high 40 points to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 135-125 on Monday night.