Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is eager to improve some things after the team's season opener. The 20-year-old didn't have a particularly great showing against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. The listed-visitors Clippers handed a 108-92 loss to the Purple and Gold at Staples Center.

Ingram scored 12 points on a 3-of-15 shooting from the field. Ingram did, however, knock down 6-of-7 of his free throw attempts. The 20-year-old also grabbed five rebounds and had four assists on the night. The Duke product was the Lakers player who spent the most time on the court on Friday.

Lakers coach Luke Walton gave 31 minutes of action to the promising forward against the Clippers.

Ingram eyeing a quick bounce back

Ingram won't have to wait for too long to get an opportunity to bounce back. The Lakers are set to meet the Phoenix Suns on Friday in Arizona. Ingram would love to make amends his Thursday's performance against the Clippers.

Ingram was keen on putting on a good performance against the Clippers. The 20-year-old didn't back down from attacking the offensive end. Though he didn't start the game well, he was still trying to stay aggressive and get in the zone offensively.

Ingram's field goal makes didn't impress but he managed to get to the free-throw line seven times.

Ingram needs to keep the same mindset going forward. Ingram is expected to enter the game against the Suns the same way he entered against the Clippers. Tough to say the Lakers forward will get discouraged after a just one not-so-great performance.

Just as the Lakers, the Suns have also a promising young core. The Suns have one of the youngest rosters in the NBA. It will be a perfect match-up for Ingram, who will be looking to leave his mark against fellow rising stars.

Both teams hoping to regroup

Ingram's Lakers would love to get back on track immediately. Falling 0-2 down after the opening two days would be everything but a good start to the season.

The Lakers will certainly have its chances against the Suns. The Suns are also hoping to bounce back with a good performance on Friday. The Suns got humiliated by the Portland Trail Blazers on their home floor on Wednesday, suffering a rough 124-76 loss.

The Lakers need its promising players Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Jordan Clarkson, and Julius Randle to step up. Also, the team needs a notable contribution from its notable offseason signing Brook Lopez. Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope won't play as he has one more game of suspension to serve for his DUI arrest.