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Duarte helps Pacers beat Blazers summer squad

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Portland Trail Blazers' Greg Brown III, right, fouls Indiana Pacers' Chris Duarte during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas.
Portland Trail Blazers' Greg Brown III, right, fouls Indiana Pacers' Chris Duarte during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Photo Gallery

LAS VEGAS — Rookie Chris Duarte scored 19 points and had six assists, four steals and four blocked shots to lead Indiana to a 97-64 win over Portland on Thursday in the NBA Summer League.

Duarte, the 6-foot-6 guard who was the No. 13 overall pick from Oregon, led six scorers in double figures. The Pacers outscored the Trail Blazers in every quarter and led by as many as 38 points.

Antonio Blakeney led Portland with 15 points. Greg Brown III had 12.

The Blazers (2-1) next play the Phoenix Suns at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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