Five things to know about the Pelicans on Jan. 12, 2022

1)      During the team’s turnaround from a difficult start to the season, New Orleans has begun to make a habit of producing game-winning baskets. Brandon Ingram delivered the club’s third game-winner since Nov. 26 on Tuesday, drilling a deep three-pointer to beat Minnesota by a 128-125 margin.

2)      Watch Ingram’s postgame TV walk-off interview.

3)      Check out game photos from Tuesday, including several immediately after Ingram’s clutch basket.

4)      Watch postgame interviews with Josh Hart, Ingram, Devonte’ Graham and Willie Green.

5)      On this Western Conference Wednesday, the Pelicans will hold an afternoon practice. Check Pelicans.com later for a practice report. New Orleans (15-26) is part of a packed race for the final play-in tournament spot in the West, trailing Portland (16-24) by 1.5 games. The Pelicans are only a half-game behind San Antonio (15-25) and tied with Sacramento (16-27), but the Kings technically are In 12th place based on a better overall winning percentage (and also hold a 2-0 season-series edge). Portland returns to game action Thursday at Denver, a couple hours after NOLA tips off at home against the Clippers. San Antonio hosts Houston tonight, while Sacramento is hosting the Lakers.

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