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Scoot, Ayton Show Strong Connection as Blazers Fall to Pelicans

A potent two-man attack of Scoot Henderson and Deandre Ayton kept the Portland Trail Blazers competitive against the New Orleans Pelicans for much of Tuesday night at the Moda Center. The Blazers even led 55-52 at half.

The problem was the duo couldn’t sustain that elite performance through the second half to steal the upset win, as the Blazers ultimately lost contact, losing 110-100.

But for two quarters or so, the guard/center combo was truly beautiful to watch, lending hope toward the future in a sad season. Ayton scored 20 points (on 10-12 shooting) in the first half, ultimately finishing with 30 and 13.