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The Pacers play the second half of a back-to-back in Portland on Thursday as they try to push their win streak to seven games by beating the Blazers.

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The Pacers have to throw up a clunker sooner or later, right?

The only real clunker they've had so far was a home loss to Utah on Halloween. They at least had a chance to win late in the fourth quarter in the other four losses.

After two strong performances in Los Angeles, including extending a lot of effort to put away the Clippers on Wednesday night with Paul George playing 41 minutes, the Pacers face a young Blazers team that has enough fire power to catch the Pacers on a clunker.

Having said that, the 4-0 West Coast swing remains a reality and I don't mind being greedy. The Blazers are a team in transition and playing really young with four starters around 25 years old in addition to 20-year-old Noah Vonleh. Damina Lillard remains the guy that makes good things happen for the Blazers so containing his outbursts will be job No. 1 for the Pacers to get out of the Rose City with a W.

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2015-16 NBA Regular Season
Pacers
(12-5)
@
Blazers
(7-12)
December 3, 2015 - 10:00 p.m. ET
Moda Center - Portland, OR
TV: FOX Sports Indiana ---- Radio: AM 1070/93.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
George Hill PG Damian Lillard
Monta Ellis SG C.J. McCollum
Paul George SF Al-Farouq Aminu
C.J. Miles PF Noah Vonleh
Ian Mahinmi C Mason Plumlee