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Sabonis scores 20 points, Pacers beat Trail Blazers, 106-100
Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis, left, looks to pass around Portland Trail Blazers center Moses Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
The Pacers were able to hold off the Blazers’ late push.
After Brogdon made a jumper to give Indiana a 103-93 lead with 1:54 remaining, Portland went on a 7-0 run. McCollum’s floater made it 103-100 with 30 seconds to go.
Myles Turner drilled a 3-pointer with 9 seconds remaining to seal it.
The Trail Blazers went on a 10-1 run late in the first half to push ahead.
McCollum made a 3-pointer to give Portland a 42-40 lead with 3:13 to go in the second quarter. After a free throw by Oladipo, McCollum made another 3 and then a fadeaway to put the Trail Blazers in front 47-41.
Portland led 49-43 at halftime.
Pacers: Turner had 14 points and 10 rebounds. … Oladipo finished with seven rebounds. … Indiana went 18 of 23 (78.3%) from the free-throw line. … G Edmond Sumner was out with a sore left hip.
Trail Blazers: At Atlanta on Saturday for the second of a three-game trip.
Pacers: At Cleveland on Saturday for the opener of a five-game trip.
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