Duke in the NBA: Brandon Ingram fills stat sheet in return to Lakers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 29: Isaac Bonga #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebounds against Derrick Rose #25 and Anthony Tolliver #43 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the fourth quarter of the game on October 29, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 124-120. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 29: Isaac Bonga #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebounds against Derrick Rose #25 and Anthony Tolliver #43 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the fourth quarter of the game on October 29, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Lakers 124-120. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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The former Duke Basketball freshman standout Brandon Ingram made his return to the floor on Monday night after his four game suspension.

The four games are up for Brandon Ingram and he is back on the floor for the Los Angeles Lakers, who need all the help they can get at this point.

Ingram was suspended for four games for his part in the Lakers scuffle with the Houston Rockets back on October 20. Ingram was the most suspended player as his teammate Rajon Rondo was suspended three games and the Rockets Chris Paul was only suspended two games.

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However, Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton inserted Ingram right back into the starting lineup on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In his return to action, Ingram scored 24 points, while grabbing five rebounds, dishing out two assists, and swatting three shots.

The Duke Basketball product did that while only playing 25 minutes, the second least of a Lakers starter behind Lonzo Ball, and was the only Lakers starter to have a positive +/- on the night, with +3.

The Lakers fell to the Timberwolves 124-120, while dropping their record to 2-5 on the very young season.

Ingram shot 50% from the floor, making nine of his eighteen shot attempts, three of five from three point range, while making three of his four attempts at the free throw line.

The Lakers are in desperate need of both scoring and defense and Ingram can provide both with his length in being able to shoot over defenders and his quickness being able to defend multiple positions on the floor.

Former Duke Basketball star Tyus Jones also played in this game for the Timberwolves and he scored three points in 16 minutes of action.

Sitting a 2-5, the Lakers will get back on the floor Wednesday night at home against the Dallas Mavericks as they look to get their season back on track in hopes of a playoff berth for the first time since 2013.