The Sunday NBA schedule will tip-off with a matinee between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Indiana Pacers from Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Trail Blazers (26-43) have dropped nine of their previous ten games and trail New Orleans by 2.5 games for tenth place in the West. On Friday, Portland allowed Brooklyn to shoot 58 percent from the field during a 127-122 road loss.
Josh Hart led six Portland players in double figures with 25 points, seven assists, and five rebounds. Brandon Williams added 24 points and six rebounds for the Trail Blazers.
The Indiana Pacers are five games below .500 at home and have been eliminated from postseason contention. On Friday, Indiana outscored Houston by 15 points during the fourth quarter to rally for a 121-118 road victory. The Pacers (24-47) assisted on 29 of their 47 made field goals and shot 47 percent overall.
Indiana G Malcolm Brogdon tallied a team-high 25 points on 11-for-19 shooting and dished out four assists. Jalen Smith contributed 17 points and ten rebounds off the bench for the Pacers.