Brandon Ingram Becomes First Pelicans Player to Achieve 28-10-10-3 Stat Line with Seven 3-Pointers

‣ Brandon Ingram became the first New Orleans Pelicans player to record 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals with seven 3-pointers in a single game.
‣ New Orleans set a franchise record for 3s in a game with 25, marking the 44th time in NBA history that a team has achieved this.
‣ Ingram, along with Jordan Hawkins, Trey Murphy III, and CJ McCollum, became the second quartet in franchise history to hit four or more 3-pointers in the same game.

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Brandon Ingram made history with the New Orleans Pelicans. He racked up 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals, all while landing seven 3-pointers. This feat was achieved during a 132-112 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

Ingram’s performance was impressive, with a shooting score of 8-of-19 (42.1%) from the floor. He also scored 7-of-11 (63.6%) beyond the arc and nailed all five free throws. His seven 3s were a career best.

The Pelicans, too, had a record-breaking night. They set a franchise record by scoring 25 3s. This marked the 44th time in NBA history that a team knocked down 25-plus 3s in a game.

Now, let’s talk odds. According to various NBA betting sites, the Pelicans currently sit at the 15th spot for the odds to win this season’s championship. The Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, however, are shown to have better odds by sportsbooks.

Pelicans coach Willie Green had high praise for Ingram. He said, “[Ingram] was aggressive from the start. He was playing fast, playing with force, no hesitation on his part, and it was a dominant effort across the board.”

This was Ingram’s third career triple-double. It came right after the 2020 All-Star forward missed all four of his 3-point attempts in a 125-120 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He also missed a late 3-pointer for a tie at Dallas.

Ingram wasn’t the only player making waves. Jordan Hawkins (6), Trey Murphy III (5), and CJ McCollum (4) joined him in making history. The four became the second quartet in franchise history to hit four or more 3-pointers in the same game.

Ingram shared his strategy, saying, “Just playing a little bit freer, taking what the defense gave me. I don’t miss a lot of shots. So, when I start to miss shots, I’m thrown off a little bit. But also, I got to have a short memory, continue to keep shooting. That’s what I tried to do tonight.”

Ingram’s season has been strong. In the Pelicans’ 142-122 victory against the Washington Wizards on Dec. 13, he posted a season-high 40 points, two rebounds, three assists, and one block in 31 minutes of action.

So far this season, he’s averaging 21.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 33.1 minutes per game. His shooting stats are impressive too, with 48.9% from the field, 36.2% from 3-point range, and 81.9% at the foul line.

What’s next for the Pelicans? They’re set to host the Phoenix Suns on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

James Shotwell
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