Player of the Game
DANNY GRANGER
Only Pacers player to reach double figures, he scored 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting.
Plus-Minus
Name Game Season
Dunleavy -12 -64
Ford -7 -182
Foster DNP -9
Granger -21 -109
Hansbrough DNP -56
Head -7 +14
Hibbert -6 -29
D. Jones --16 -211
S. Jones DNP -161
McRoberts +4 -27
Murphy --18 -360
Price -6 +10
Rush -8 -223
Watson -18 -173
Noteworthy
  • Portland scored at least 100 points for the sixth straight game, its longest streak since 1998.
  • Travis Diener, waived by the Pacers Monday, signed with the Blazers Wednesday but was not in uniform.
  • Luther Head rejoined the team after missing one game due to personal reasons, going scoreless in 9 minutes.
  • Solomon Jones returned from a one-game suspension but did not play.
  • The Pacers have trailed by at least 20 points five times in the last eight games.
  • Hustle Board
    Points in the paint:
    Pacers 36, Blazers 36
    Second-chance points:
    Blazers 10, Pacers 7
    Fast-break points:
    Blazers 13, Pacers 6
    Points off turnovers:
    Blazers 20, Pacers 13
    Starters scoring:
    Blazers 58, Pacers 53
    Bench scoring:
    Blazers 44, Pacers 26
    Stat of the Night
    After being overwhelmed by a 41-10 run by the Lakers in the second half Tuesday night, the Pacers surrendered a 34-11 run to the Blazers in the first half.
    Up Next
    After a day off, the Pacers resume their road trip Friday in Denver against the Nuggets (9 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).
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  • END RESULT
    Danny Granger scored 30 but none of his teammates reached double figures as the punchless Pacers fell behind by double figures in the second quarter and never threatened thereafter in falling 102-79 in Portland to the Trailblazers Wednesday before 20,623 in the Rose Garden.

    IMPACT
    The Pacers lost their fourth straight road game, falling to 7-25 on the road and 1-19 on the road against teams at .500 or better. They're 20-41 overall with losses in nine of their last 11 games. Portland climbed 10 games over .500 (37-27) for the first time this season wit its third straight victory. The Blazers are 20-13 at home and have swept two straight season series from the Pacers.

    QUOTEWORTHY
  • "You don't see many times when one guy on your team as double figures and nobody else cracks double figures. Danny had a good game and we turned the ball over too many times. That's a credit to Portland's defense. They really got under our chin and we didn't respond to that." – Coach Jim O'Brien
  • "They're a heck of a defensive team. They took us out of a lot of our plays. We had a difficult time getting the ball into the low post. They played us a very physical brand of defense and that's why they're 10 games above .500."
  • "He is having a difficult time when they front him and I guess he's struggling right now with his offense and he's fouling a lot, also." – O'Brien on Roy Hibbert.
  • “It’s a tough road trip because they are all playoff teams but we have to come in with a better effort than we did tonight. We turned the ball over way too many times. Portland did a good job defensively but we just had some ridiculous turnovers.” -- Troy Murphy
  • "“We didn’t play as a team that is the only thing I can say. We’ve been trying to figure it out all year. Sometimes we play perfectly, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we are five individuals on the court, sometimes we’re all connected as one and extensions as each other and we’re playing well." -- Hibbert

    KEY MOMENTS
    With Granger coming out hot, scoring 10 in the opening minutes, the Pacers jumped out to an 18-11 lead as Portland seemed confused by the matchups caused by the small starting lineup. But the Blazers adjusted quickly and put together a 34-11 run to build a 45-29 lead midway through the second period. Granger hit another scoring burst, scoring nine in a row as the Pacers closed to 48-41 late in the half but much like the night before in Los Angeles, miscues led to a five-point finish for Portland and the Blazers took a 53-41 lead into the locker room.

    The Pacers trailed by double figures the rest of the way. Portland laid to rest any thoughts of a comeback with a 10-point run early in the fourth quarter that took an 83-66 lead and stretched it to 27 points.

    BY THE NUMBERS
    The lack of ball movement and offensive rhythm was evident in the numbers. The Pacers shot 43 percent and had more turnovers (18) than assists (15). They had just four assists against 13 turnovers in the first half. Granger's 30 points game on 12-of-22 shooting, The other four starters combined for 23 points on 9-of-29 shooting (31 percent) and there was no help from the bench. The Pacers were outrebounded for the ninth straight game (45-32) and were outscored 25-7 from the free-throw line.

    Portland didn't shoot particularly well (43 percent) but had nice offensive balance with Brandon Roy scoring 22, LaMarcus Aldridge 19 with seven rebounds, Rudy Fernandez 16 (making 5-of-10 from the 3-point line), Andre Miller 12 and Jerryd Bayless 10.