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Aldridge has 28 points, 10 rebounds and Trail Blazers hold off George (43) and Pacers 106-102

  • Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, loses his handle on the ball as he drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward David West during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, loses his handle on the ball as he drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers forward David West during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, left, reaches in from behind on Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, left, reaches in from behind on Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, left, backs in on Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, left, backs in on Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)  (The Associated Press)

LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated Indiana 106-102 Monday night, snapping the Pacers' seven-game winning streak.

Paul George had a career-high 43 points for Pacers (16-2), who own the NBA's best record.

The Blazers pulled in front until early in the fourth quarter but the Pacers kept it close, and George hit consecutive 3-pointers that narrowed it to 98-96 with 1:37 left. Damian Lillard answered with a 3-pointer and Nicolas Batum made a pair of free throws for the Blazers before George hit another 3-pointer that got Indiana within 103-99 with 21 seconds to go.

Lillard hit free throws and George made yet another 3 with 10 seconds to go to make it 105-102, but the Pacers couldn't get closer.

Lillard finished with 26 points for the Blazers, who have won 13 of their last 14 games.