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Pacers Drop Sixth Straight Game To Blazers

Last updated on Thursday, December 10, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers lost their sixth game in a row as they fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 102-91 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Portland's Brandon Roy led all scorers with 29 points with LaMarcus Aldridge adding 20 for the Blazers.

Portland led by as many as eleven points, but Indiana tied the game at 83 in the fourth quarter.

Roy hit a pair of free throws with 7:05 remaining to give the Blazers the lead for good.

As has been the case for most of the season, Indiana played shorthanded.

All-star forward Danny Granger suffered a torn plantar fascia in his right foot last Saturday night and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

Dahntay Jones, who started for granger, led Indiana with 19 points with rookie Tyler Hansbrough adding 13 points and eleven rebounds off the bench.

The Pacers fall to 6-13 and have lost ten of their last eleven games.

They host the New Jersey Nets on Friday night.

The Nets lost at home to Golden State last night to fall to an NBA worst 2-20.

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