In a nice offensive showcase, the Indiana Pacers have been working to keep pace with the Portland Trail Blazers, who used a 6-0 run to close the half to regain the lead at the half. Both teams shot 43%, but the difference has been seven Indiana turnovers leading to 13 Portland points. George Hill leads the Pacers with 12 points with Paul George pitching in eight with the starters.
The bench had a solid half, with Tyler Hansbrough playing very well, scoring 10 points with five boards and generally making things happen. Ian Mahinmi has eight off of the Pacers bench. Blazers rookie Damian Lillard leads Portland with 14 points on 5-6 shooting.