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Joe Ingles returns from ACL injury for Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans, oldest Australian to play, record, lob to Giannis Antetokounmpo, video, highlights

Joe Ingles is back playing in the NBA.

The Australian’s professional basketball career was up in the air in January when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee.

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But Ingles underwent surgery and signed a one year A$9.7 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, keeping his NBA dream alive.

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And on Tuesday (AEDT), the 35-year-old made his return to the NBA in the Bucks’ 128-119 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Ingles became the oldest Australian to play in the NBA in the process.

Coming off the bench late in the first quarter, Ingles soon produced a highlight play when he lobbed a pass to Milwaukee’s main man Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished it off with a layup.

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