The Portland Trail Blazers (5-12) managed to slow down the high-scoring Indiana Pacers (9-7), securing a hard-fought 114-110 victory on Monday night.

Jerami Grant was the driving force behind Portland’s triumph, amassing an impressive 34 points, while Deandre Ayton contributed a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Despite facing the league’s top-scoring team, averaging 128.8 points per game, the Trail Blazers executed a solid defensive strategy, limiting the Pacers to 110 points.

Malcolm Brogdon played a crucial role for the Trail Blazers, finishing with 24 points, including a game-sealing basket in the closing seconds that secured the victory.

Tyrese Haliburton led the Pacers with an impressive 33 points, but the team struggled with turnovers (20) and shooting efficiency from beyond the arc (8/33).

In the final moments, after a Portland turnover, Bruce Brown narrowed the deficit to 112-110. However, Brogdon’s driving 7-footer with 6 seconds left extended the Trail Blazers’ lead to 114-110, ultimately sealing the win.