Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/5/12
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers looked as if they were still sleepwalking from their four-game road trip in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, but they woke up after halftime. The Pacers outscored the Trail Blazers by 17 points in the third quarter en route to a 99-92 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "Nothing builds confidence like quality road wins, and our confidence is growing by the day," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. Paul George, who scored 34 points the night before in Chicago, led the Pacers with 22 points and five assists, and he added eight rebounds. Rookie point guard Damian Lillard topped the Trail Blazers with 23 points and six assists. The Pacers (10-9) are 4-1 in their past five games and are over .500 for the first time since they were 2-1. They are tied with the Chicago Bulls for the Central Division lead. "We know we've got something good going on now," Pacers backup center Ian Mahinmi said. "We want to try and keep th...
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