Brandon Ingram rediscovers his rhythm as Pelicans feast on Wizards

Three points from the New Orleans Pelicans’ 127-102 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.

1. The new starting five clicks

Injuries and poor performance have forced Pelicans coach Willie Green to keep reshuffling his starting lineups. In New Orleans’ first 19 regular-season games, Green used six different starting fives.

“We’re 3-15,” Green said Monday. “That went into the decision. Until we get it right, we have to continue to make adjustments and figure out what works.”

Wednesday, Green might’ve found a starting five he can rely on until Zion Williamson returns. Devonte’ Graham, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Herb Jones and Jonas Valanciunas looked in sync from the opening tip. In their 16 minutes together, New Orleans outscored Washington by five points.

Graham scored 12 points in 21 minutes. After missing three straight games with a sore left foot, he moved well in his limited time on the floor. In the second quarter, he hit 3s on consecutive possessions, which caused New Orleans’ lead to swell to 24 points.

“It felt great,” Graham said. “The ball was moving. It could have moved a little more, honestly. Guys were being aggressive. Not passing up shots. And we didn’t turn the ball over. Any time we don’t turn the ball over, we have a chance to win.”

2. Brandon Ingram finds a groove

One of the most concerning things about New Orleans’ back-to-back blowouts losses to Indiana and Minnesota was how invisible…

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