Brandon Ingram’s been on a tear recently, and it’s had a lot to do with the New Orleans Pelicans winning three in a row and and once again threatening to break into the top six of the Western Conference. During that span, Ingram has averaged 28 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists while shooting 58.2% overall and 56.3% on 5.3 three points attempted per game.
His best game of the stretch came against the Toronto Raptors, where he had 41 points, six rebounds and nine assists with no turnovers, dominating the struggling Canadian team from all distances as he even made 8 of 11 three-point attempts.
The fact that he did this in just 29 minutes of playing time also showed how dominant he was the entire game.
Ingram also had 19 points, four rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in a win against the San Antonio Spurs, while contributing 24 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks against the Houston Rockets.
It’s a good time for Ingram to round into form, considering how tight the race for the fifth and sixth seeds in the Western Conference are. The Sacramento Kings sit a mere half a game away from the Pelicans, who have dominated the Kings in their matchup this season, and New Orleans have the same record as the Phoenix Suns.
Ingram’s been especially dominant against the Kings, where he’s led New Orleans in scoring over four games with 24.8 points, five rebounds, and five assists with shooting splits of 52.9% / 55.6% / 89.5%.
Sure, things haven’t been completely rosy for Ingram and the Pelicans, considering that they dropped three-straight games in a row against top-tier teams in the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder before their current win streak. There’s still plenty of season left, but it’s really looking like the three-headed attack of Ingram, Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum could be worrying for the rest of the West’s contenders as we enter closing stretch of the regular season after the All-Star break.