The Indiana Pacers used a huge third quarter to down the Portland Trail Blazers at home to give them their 10th win of the year, pushing them above .500 for the first time since November 3rd. The Pacers won the third quarter 31-14, and despite a furious comeback from the Blazers, held on late defensively to grab the win.
Paul George led the Pacers with 22 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in a game six Pacers reached double figures. George Hill had 18, David West had a 16 & 10 double double, Roy Hibbert added in 10. Off the bench, Tyler Hansbrough had 10 and Ian Mahinmi had a season high of 12. Gerald Green made some plays in the fourth quarter as part of his eight. Blazers rookie Damian Lillard was impressive with a game high 23.