PHOENIXForward He arrived at Tuesday's postgame conference with his right ring and pinkie finger taped in black athletic tape. But he insists he will be fine for Game 6 on Thursday.
Ingram stated, “It's fine,” following the Pelicans' 112-97 defeat to the. “It was a bit damaged during the game but it'll be fine.”
Ingram drove baseline with 4:07 to go and was met at Suns center. Ingram fell to the floor, landed on his backside and jammed his two fingers.
Ingram was unable to hold the ball for the Pelicans and took a blow to his elbow and hand. As he was returning to the court, Ingram extended his arm down as he attempted to reach the ceiling.
“[The fingers]It was jammed. Ingram explained that the players are “pretty sore right now.” “But they can be treated and will get better by the next game.
The injury happened while the Pelicans were trying their last push to bring the Suns' lead down by one point.
Ayton fouled Ingram and made one of two free throws, cutting the lead down to 100-93. This was one of three times that the Pelicans were able cut the lead down to seven in the fourth quarter. Each time, the Suns answered.
Ingram was injured in his fingers and had one turnover. He was 0-for-3 on the field.
Overall, Ingram had a rough night, finishing with 22 points, but was 7-19 from the field, 1-of-5 at 3 and 7-11 from the line.
In reality, the Pelicans did not shoot well as a group, scoring only 40% from the field and 5-of-25 at distance.
“Yeah. They feed off the crowd, so we need to get off to better starts,” declared Pelicans guardHe scored 21 points on 7 of 22 shooting.
“They began making shots, scoring runs and scoring in transition, but we were able to do a better task. You knew it was going to end in a dogfight. We knew that we would be competing and that it was going to be a dogfight. We need to get stops and take care of the ball. These are things you can control.
The Suns and Pelicans will meet in New Orleans for Game 6.