‘Locked In’ Brandon Ingram reveals he’s not used his phone in 4 days ahead of playoffs

Ingram is locked in even though he's just returned from his injury.


‘Locked In’ Brandon Ingram reveals he’s not used his phone in 4 days ahead of playoffs

Brandon Ingram

The New Orleans Pelicans have advanced to the playoffs, as they beat the Kings in the Play-In. However, Pelicans star forward, Brandon Ingram came into the game after his injury and put some valuable minutes on the board. Regardless, the 26-year-old is focused on the playoffs, as the Pelicans face the Thunder in the first round.

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Going into the Play-In tournament, the Pelicans came off a loss against the Lakers in the regular season Finale. As seen in the final standings, they faced LeBron James and company in the game for the 7th seed. The Pelicans came up just short, as they moved on to play the Kings. Coming up victorious versus the Kings, Ingram’s post-game interview surprised the critics.

Honestly, I don’t know, I ain’t looked at my phone the last 3 or 4 days.

Brandon Ingram when asked about CJ McCollum’s text message to the team on TNT

Ingram played 37 minutes in the game against the Kings, putting up 24 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds while shooting 50% from the field. Going up against the OKC Thunder, Ingram will have to maintain the same pace.

Brandon Ingram will have to bring his A-game versus the Thunder

The Thunder managed to get hold of the first seed in the West after being led by the MVP candidate, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. However, if the Pelicans want a chance against the Thunder, players like Ingram and Trey Murphy will have to step up. Ingram knows his way around scoring, though coming off an injury, it may be tough for the Slenderman to maintain his numbers.

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SGA and company are coming in confident. On the other hand, the Pelicans have more experience on their roster. Zion Williamson and CJ McCollum have been the primary leaders of the squad. Nevertheless, if they want to stand a chance against the best team in the West, the Pelicans will have to bring their collective effort in the first round.

The Pelicans will also have to do a better job on the defensive end of the floor, as they’ve been allowing over 46% field goals per game. Looking at the Thunder, the squad is comparatively young and filled with talent. The odds are heavily stacked against the Pelicans, though they can pull off an upset, having more playoff experience on the roster.

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