Post-Game Grades: Pacers Beg Your Pardon. They Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

Whole lotta bad and very little good means that the Pacers get handled for the fifth time in the last seven games on the road. This time, it was Portland handing Indy a 100-80 defeat. The TrailBlazers pretty much controlled the game all night long, as the Pacers had no answer for LaMarcus Aldridge (27 points), Damian Lillard (20 points), or their own offensive incompetence (32 first half points).

So, after getting a big win in Memphis to kick off the road trip, they turn in their third wire-to-wire no-show in their last six road games. Indy has two more tough ones at Utah and at Denver. They’ll have to play much better just to be competitive in them.

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Here is how each guy played individually tonight. Agree? Disagree? Express your thoughts below in the comments or yell at me (@8pts9secs) or Tim (@TimDonahue8p9s) on Twitter.

David West, PF 35 MIN | 8-15 FG | 5-6 FT | 5 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 21 PTS | -20

Probably the best performance tonight, but that’s what you call “damning with faint praise.”

Paul George, SF 36 MIN | 8-19 FG | 3-3 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 22 PTS | -22

His numbers look gaudy, but 12 came in the fourth quarter – after the outcome was decided. Overall, he did not play well, and sometimes hurt the Pacers. Collected three relatively brainless fouls over the first three quarters that took him out of the flow.

Roy Hibbert, C 32 MIN | 4-10 FG | 1-2 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -10

Scored 7 points in the first quarter, 2 in the last 3. Hibbert had no blocks, and the Pacers allowed Portland to shoot 22-for-31 inside 8 feet tonight.

George Hill, PG <span class="thn-reaction-player-line">37 MIN | 5-14 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 11 PTS | -10

Guh.

Lance Stephenson, SG 40 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 2 PTS | -4

Wasn’t actively bad tonight, but just didn’t do anything.

Tyler Hansbrough, PF 13 MIN | 0-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 0 TO | 1 PTS | 0

Meh.

Ian Mahinmi, C 16 MIN | 2-5 FG | 4-4 FT | 4 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -10

Like Roy, did not really protect the rim, but will give him a little + for getting a block and being generally ineffective for less than one-third the price of Roy.

D.J. Augustin, PG 20 MIN | 2-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 6 PTS | -18

DJ hitting shots is fine. DJ not hitting shots is not fine. Some of the former, but more of the latter tonight.

Orlando Johnson, SG 11 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 0 PTS | -6

Like the kid. Still don’t like his jump shot. Has a hitch at the top that I think is going to hurt him with the long ball.

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