National Basketball Association
Portland 90, Golden State 87
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 25, 2012
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials: #36 David Jones, #63 Derek Richardson, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance: 20636

TRAIL BLAZERS 90, WARRIORS 87: LaMarcus Aldridge scored Portland’s final four points and Raymond Felton had a season-high 24 points as the Trail Blazers squeaked past visiting Golden State.

Portland’s victory spoiled a big night from Golden State’s Charles Jenkins, who had a career-high 27 points on 13-of-22 shooting and six assists. His previous high was 15 points.

Brandon Rush gave the Warriors an 85-80 lead with back-to-back 3-pointers. Portland tied the score at 85 on Felton’s 3-pointer.

Wesley Matthews made one free throw and David Lee tipped in his own miss for an 87-86 lead. Aldridge’s turnaround gave Portland an 88-87 edge with 39.9 seconds remaining. He added two free throws with 20.2 to go.

Jenkins then missed a 3-pointer from the right wing.

Aldridge had 18 points and nine rebounds. Felton, who also had seven assists, scored 19 points in the second half. Nicolas Batum had 17 points.

Lee had 16 points and 16 rebounds. Klay Thompson scored 16 and Richard Jefferson had 14. Rush had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Portland shot just 32.6 percent (15 of 46) in the first half and was six of 26 shots (26 percent) in the second quarter and was 5-of-10 from the free-throw line by halftime. The Trail Blazers’ bench was just 5 of 19 (26.3 percent) in the opening half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jenkins started for Nate Robinson, who pulled a hamstring against Sacramento on Saturday. … Nate McMillan, who was dismissed as Trail Blazers coach on March 15 during his seventh season in charge, thanked fans in a full-page ad in The Sunday Oregonian. … Stephen Curry missed his eighth consecutive game with an ankle injury and reports are that the Warriors guard is unlikely to return this season. … The Blazers have not won two in a row since Jan. 24.
Top Game Performances
Golden State   Portland
Charles Jenkins 27 Scoring Raymond Felton 24
Charles Jenkins 6 Assists Raymond Felton 7
David Lee 16 Rebounds LaMarcus Aldridge 9
David Lee 8 Free Throws Made LaMarcus Aldridge 6
David Lee 1 Steals Wesley Matthews 3
Brandon Rush 4 Blocks LaMarcus Aldridge 3
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 87 43.2 7-22 16-17 18 44 5 2 15
Portland 90 36.5 10-30 18-27 20 42 8 8 7
Upcoming Games
  • Portland will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .227 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Warriors have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .444 after a loss.