Portland ends 5-game skid with Three-point flurry at Indiana

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Anfernee Simons scored 27 factors on 9 Three-pointers, one shy of Damian Lillard’s franchise file, and the Portland Path Blazers routed the Indiana Pacers 133-112 on Tuesday night time to finish their five-game shedding streak.

Lillard added 23 factors and the Blazers shot a season-best 57.1% from past the arc to finish their longest skid of the season. Simons was 9 for 10 on Three-pointers.

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Malcolm Brogdon and Oshae Brissett every completed with 18 factors for the Pacers, who had a three-game profitable streak finish.

With the Path Blazers going 20 of 35 from Three-point vary, Indiana by no means actually had an opportunity.

Portland broke open the sport within the second quarter by benefiting from a 13-5 discrepancy in offensive rebounds and, of course-, the long-range taking pictures.

The second of Lillard’s 4 3s broke a 50-all tie and spurred 21-5 run that gave the Path Blazers a 71-55 lead late within the first half. A flagrant foul towards CJ McCollum within the last minute allowed the Pacers to claw their approach again inside 11 and a technical foul on Lillard after the primary half ended bought Indiana inside 73-63 earlier than the beginning of the second half.

However Portland prevented the Pacers from making a severe problem and used its second Three-point barrage to shut the third quarter with a 113-78 lead.

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TIP-INS

Path Blazers: McCollum had 20 factors and 4 assists. Lillard had six assists. … Robert Covington completed with 15 factors and 11 rebounds, Enes Kantner had 12 factors and 14 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic had 11 factors and 10 rebounds. … Carmelo Anthony scored 13 factors. … Portland has 10 video games this season with 20 or extra 3s. … The Path Blazers prevented being swept by the Pacers for the primary time since 2007-08.

Pacers: Brissett additionally had 10 rebounds, his second double-double in three residence video games since signing a three-year contract with Indiana. … Brogdon added 4 rebounds and 4 assists. … Caris LeVert completed with 16 factors and Doug McDermott had 13 factors. … Indiana went 10 of 30 on 3s and was outrebounded 57-37. … Indiana performed once more with out three injured starters — Domantas Sabonis (again), Myles Turner (proper foot), T.J. Warren (left foot) in addition to backups Goga Bitadze (left ankle) and Jeremy Lamb (left knee).

THE STREAK

Indiana fell to 11-18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season and with solely seven residence video games remaining, the Pacers’ 31-year streak with a profitable file at residence ended. It was the longest lively streak within the NBA, and tied for the third-longest in league historical past.

UP NEXT

Path Blazers: Will attempt to keep away from a three-game sweep at Memphis on Wednesday.

Pacers: Hopes to rebounds Thursday when Brooklyn visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse.



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