Wolves spoil Brandon Ingram’s return to Pelicans after 29-game absence

Brandon Ingram had not played since injuring his left big toe in a November 25 loss in Memphis.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram was back in the starting lineup for the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, playing his first game since late November.

Ingram, who has not played since Nov. 25 and missed 29 games with a left toe injury, scored 13 points but struggled with his shot and missed 14 of 18, including all six attempts from deep.

Wolves won 111-102, extending the Pelicans’ losing streak to six games.

Ingram hinted after Monday’s training session that his return could come this week.

“The last few days have been good being back on the floor with my teammates,” said Ingram. “I’m trying to figure out what I can do on the floor and keep making progress.”