Duke in the NBA: Okafor finds a home in Brooklyn, Ingram continues to break out for Lakers The Blue Zone recaps how some former Blue Devils are doing in the NBA: Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers Ingram continued his recent success Dec. 7 in Philadelphia, nailing a game-winning three to cap off a 21-point night—one that was close to a triple-double. Despite scoring 18 Saturday against Charlotte, he had one of the worst performances of his career Tuesday against the Knicks, shooting 2-of-12 from the field and totaling as many points (five) as turnovers. But he rebounded against Cleveland Thursday, dropping 26 points in a tight loss. On the season, Ingram has averaged 16.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game after a disappointing rookie campaign. Austin Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers In Wednesday’s win against the Magic, Rivers suffered a concussion from an inadvertent elbow from Johnathan Simmons in the second quarter. The Clippers have not been able to catch a break, and after this injury they will play in Washington with five injured players, four of them starters, as Rivers has been ruled out. The 2012 No. 10 overall pick had been enjoying the best season yet, with a career-high 14.5 points and 33.1 minutesper game. Jahlil Okafor, Brooklyn Nets After not playing since Nov. 7 while being in trade limbo, Okafor finally got out of Philadelphia. The Brooklyn Nets acquired the third-year center and Nik Stauskas for forward Trevor Booker, giving Okafor a fresh start. Since the trade Dec. 8, Okafor has yet to play for the Nets in order to get him "acclimated" to the new system. Justise Winslow, Miami Heat After scoring a season-high 15 points Monday against Brooklyn, Winslow exited Wednesday’s loss against the Trailblazers with a left knee strain. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Winslow will miss less than a week. Winslow has put together a lackluster year after his season-ending arm injury last year, averaging 6.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and shooting 42.6 percent from the field. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving has continued to dominate the Eastern Conference en route to leading Boston to the pole position. He dropped 36 Friday against San Antonio and 33 Wednesday against Denver, part of a season in which he has averaged 24.0 points per game and shot 49.7 percent from the field and has scored more than 30 points eight times. Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics The No. 3 overall pick’s string of great shooting performances came to an end on Monday, shooting just 1-of-7 and 0-of-4 from deep in a 108-85 loss to Chicago. In his previous two games, Tatum had combined for 31 points on 10-of-18 shooting. But he rebounded Wednesday against Denver, scoring 15 points while shooting a smooth 6-of-9 from the field. The small forward is currently shooting an impressive 50.2 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from the three-point line, and 82.6 percent from the line. His great start along with Irving’s play have made the Celtics the team to beat in the East.