PORTLAND — The Trailblazers have a habit of making big comebacks to win games. That was not the case Thursday against the Pacers in Portland.
Playing shorthanded, Indiana still managed to win the game 111-87 and snap an 11 game losing streak at Portland. Their play in the second and fourth quarters was the difference.
The score was tied after one period. In the second, Indiana outscored the Blazers 33-10 for a 23 point halftime lead.
Portland cut the margin to 11 in the third, but the Pacers responded with a 27-16 advantage in the fourth.
In holding Portland to 36% shooting, Indiana got 25 points from Malcolm Brogdon. Domantas Sabonis was right behind with 23 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Myles Turner had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Indiana now 8-4, is next in action Sunday at the L.A. CLippers, after Saturday's game at Phoenix was postponed because of COVID issues. The Blazers, who had won four straight games, are 7-5.