Blazers Saddle The Pacers

posted by Chad Doing - 

----- Zach Collins scores 17 points and pulled down three rebounds as the Blazers top the Pacers 103-93 Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.

The Blazers win on Monday night was all about the reserves. The bench poured in 54 points to lead Portland to a 103-93 win at Indiana on Monday night. Zach Collins scored 17 points and Caleb Swannigan had his best game as a pro with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Blazers coach Terry Stotts when to his bench early after Jusuf Nurkic picked up two quick fouls.

''The second unit came in and played really well,'' said Collins, we ran the lead up and didn't let it go down. In the second half, we did our job.''

Going into the game, Collins was averaging nearly 11 points, five rebounds, and two blocks a night. Shooting 69 percent from the floor, 55 percent from the 3-point line, and 86 percent from the free throw line. He has scored 47 points in his last three games.

Portland (4-2) struggled with ball security at times committing a season-high 18 turnovers, but they dominated the glass with a 50-35 edge and a 40-32 advantage with points in the paint.

Indiana (4-3) got 21 points from Victor Oladipo and 17 points and six assists from Darren Collison. The Pacers struggled to make shots tonight connection on just 6-for-19 from three-point range and 13-for-20 from the foul line.

Up Next- Portland will finish their four-game road trip tomorrow in Houston against the Rockets. Game is scheduled to tip off at 5:00 PM.

Chad's Take- How do the Blazers get more minutes on the floor for Zach Collins?

 
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