News: Al-Farouq Aminu scored 12 points Thursday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Indiana Pacers 100-86. Aminu pulled down nine rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +7 in his 32:16 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Aminu went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: Though hardly a fantasy standout, Aminu is on a pretty solid four-game run in which he's averaged 12.8 points, nine rebounds and 0.8 blocks. The stretch forward has cooled off from behind the 3-point line, though, having shot 32 percent (16 of 50) over his past nine outings.