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Portland hands Indiana its 2nd loss of the season
LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102, snapping the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak.
The Associated Press
PORTLAND – LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102 Monday night, snapping the Pacers’ seven-game winning streak.
Paul George scored a career-high 43 points for Pacers (16-2), who own the league’s best record.
Damian Lillard of Portland (15-3) scored 26 points.
The Blazers have won 13 of their last 14 games.
CHICAGO – Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime, giving the New Orleans Pelicans a 131-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime.
Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points for New Orleans. Luol Deng led Chicago with 37 points.
SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds.
• Marvin Williams of Bremerton scored five of his 10 points in the final two minutes to help the Utah Jazz beat Houston 109-103.
• Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists to lead Washington to a 98-80 victory over the Orlando Magic.
The Wizards (9-9) are at .500 or better for the first time since they split their first four games of the 2009-10 season.
• Brooklyn’s Paul Pierce has a broken bone in his right hand and is expected to miss from two to four weeks. He suffered the injury Friday against Houston.