Despite the Pelicans’ falling to 1-5 after tonight’s 115-104 loss to the Thunder, there are still reasons to be optimistic about the Pelicans moving forward. Here are five notes from site expert Micah Wimmer about tonight’s game.
-Brandon Ingram left the game in the second quarter with a head injury after playing thirteen minutes and though his numbers tonight weren’t overwhelmingly impressive, he looked great in the time he did play. He showed ingenuity and aggressiveness creating his own shot, both by driving to the rim and finding space when isolated against his defender on the perimeter. His free throw shooting still leaves much to be desired as he made just one of his four attempts from the line. Considering his career mark at the charity stripe is just 66 percent, more nights like this are to be unfortunately expected. Here’s hoping his injury is not serious and he will be able to return to the court in the coming days.