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Portland Spoils Granger's Return From Injury

Last updated on Thursday, March 19, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Danny Granger was back to his old form, but the Indiana Pacers could not make up for the absence of Troy Murphy as they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers 95-85.

Brandon Roy led a balanced Portland attack with 20 points as the Trail Blazers sweep the season series from Indiana.

Granger started for the first time since suffering a foot injury one month ago and responded with a 35-point, ten-rebound performance.

Roy Hibbert and Jarrett Jack were the only other pacers to reach double figures in points with 14 and 13, respectively.

Murphy missed the game with a calf injury suffered during Sunday's loss at Toronto.

The Pacers have lost four in a row to fall to 28-and-41. Indiana's two-game home stand concludes Friday night against Dallas.

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