The New Orleans Pelicans are no Will Smith but they just slapped the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night with a loss. Down by as many as 23 points at one point in the game, Brandon Ingram and the Pelicans clawed their way back to score an improbably 116-108 come-from-behind victory — an all-important one, considering that New Orleans is still fighting for at least a Play-in spot in the Western Conference.

Ingram, who led the Pelicans with 26 points, was understandably ecstatic about the victory over his former team.

Via Andrew Lopez of ESPN:

“It shows that we believe in each other,” Ingram said. “We were down and facing adversity in that moment when LeBron was getting everything he wanted. Everybody stayed poised. We executed. Guys made some big-time plays down the stretch on the defensive end.”

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The Pelicans needed a big game from Ingram to counter the enormous effort of LeBron James, who ended up with a game-high 39 points. Ingram poured in 20 of his total points in the contest in the second half and also got plenty of support from Jonas Valanciunas (19 points) and CJ McCollum (18 points).

With the victory, the Pelicans managed to leapfrog the Lakers for the ninth spot in the West, as they improved their record to 32-43 — half a game ahead of the Lakers (31-43).

Up next for New Orleans is the start of a four-game road trip in Portland this coming Wednesday.