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Aldridge has 25 points, Blazers beat Pacers 97-92

Published: Friday, July 31 2015 10:32 a.m. MDT

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) dunks the ball as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) looks on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Portland, Ore.    (Rick Bowmer, Associated Press) Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) dunks the ball as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) looks on in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Portland, Ore. (Rick Bowmer, Associated Press)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nicolas Batum hit four straight 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers erased a 16-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-92 on Saturday night.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won five straight despite being beset by injuries. Batum, who hit five of eight 3-point attempts, had 23 points.

Danny Granger scored 24 points for the Pacers, who have lost four straight. James Posey's 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left pulled Indiana within 95-92, but Wesley Matthews hit a pair of free throws to clinch it.

It was Portland's fifth straight victory over Indiana.

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