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Lillard, Blazers beat Indiana on Sunday, a day after beating Chicago to open trip


The Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers in impressive fashion Sunday, 111-102, opening their road trip with back-to-back wins.

Damian Lillard had 33 points on 11-of-23 shooting, 5-of-8 3-point shooting and 7-of-7 free-throw shooting. He had 31 points in a win at Chicago on Saturday.

Gerald Henderson and C.J. McCollum added 19 points each, McCollum going 7 of 20 from the field after a bad shooting night at Chicago. And, maybe the most pivotal player Sunday was post Meyers Leonard, who, playing back in his native Midwest and with friends in the audience, scored 17 points and hit 4 of 5 on 3-pointers.

Portland (32-28) shot .506 from the floor and made 14 of 24 3-pointers.

The Blazers, who have won eight of the past nine games, took control with a 39-point first quarter to lead 39-27, with Lillard scoring 20.

Monta Ellis had 18 points and Jordan Hill 15 for Indiana. Paul George was 0-for-4 from 3-point land and 4 of 15 overall and had 11 points. The Pacers fell to 31-28.

Portland plays at the New York Knicks, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.