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Trail Blazers beat Pacers in Lillard’s return from injury

Indiana Pacers forward Isaiah Jackson, left, has a shot blocked by Portland Trail Blazers forward Drew Eubanks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerami Grant scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 116-100 on Sunday night.

Blazers star Damian Lillard scored 21 points and dished six assists in his first game since returning from a calf strain he suffered on Nov. 19. Anfernee Simons had 22 points and six assists on the night, while Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and six rebounds.

Myles Turner led the Pacers with 24 points and nine rebounds. Buddy Hield had 22 points in support as the Pacers were without starting point guard Tyrese Haliburton.