Rapid Reaction: Blazers break six-game skid by defeating Pacers

Rapid Reaction: Blazers break six-game skid by defeating Pacers
January 23, 2013, 8:45 pm
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The Portland Trail Blazers played some stifling defense against an Indiana Pacers team that's known for their suffocating defense and that effort helped them break a six-game losing streak by beating the Pacers 100-80 at the Rose Garden.

The Trail Blazer held the Pacers to 37 percent shooting for the game.

LaMarcus Aldridge was in the zone tonight converting 12 of his 17 field goal attempts on his way to 27 points to go along with six rebounds. On Aldridge's 11th field goal made made, he passed Sidney Wicks for ninth place on the Trail Blazers' all-time field goals list (3,503).

Damian Lillard recorded 20 points and dished out eight assists. JJ Hickson registered his 24th double-double of the season – 14 points and 13 rebounds, the third-most double-doubles in the NBA behind Memphis' Zach Randolph (27) and Golden State's David Lee (25).

Nicolas Batum chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and eight assists.

Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points and David West contributed 21 points.

The Trail Blazers' biggest lead of the game was 17 points and they held a 44-32 lead at the half. Indiana's 32 points are the fewest by a Trail Blazers opponent in any half this season.

For more on tonight's game, keep it locked on CSNNW.com for all your postgame coverage. Plus, a brand new edition of “Talkin' Ball” is coming your way on Comcast SportsNet.