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Pacers dominate Blazers to snap skid

Lou Amundson netted a career-high 21 of-11 shooting off the bench as the Indiana Pacers routed the 75, on Tuesday.

"It felt great," Amundson said in a televised postgame interview. "We wanted to make a statement today."

A balanced Pacers offensive attack saw five players finish in double figures, including 11 points apiece for Danny Granger, Paul George and Grant Hill. David West contributed a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double for Indiana, which snapped a four-game skid.

LaMarcus Aldridge led all scorers with 17 points and Nolan Smith donated 10 for the Trail Blazers, who have dropped six of eight.

The notoriously streaky Pacers -- their four-game losing streak came on the heels of six straight wins, which followed five losses in a row -- dominated this contest from start-to-finish, taking a 4-3 lead early in the first and never looking back.