National Basketball Association
Portland 90, Golden State 87
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 25, 2012
TRAIL BLAZERS 90, WARRIORS 87
Where: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
#36 David Jones, #63 Derek Richardson, #57 Greg Willard
: 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
Charles Jenkins 27
Raymond Felton 24
Charles Jenkins 6
Raymond Felton 7
David Lee 16
LaMarcus Aldridge 9
David Lee 8
||Free Throws Made
LaMarcus Aldridge 6
David Lee 1
Wesley Matthews 3
Brandon Rush 4
LaMarcus Aldridge 3
Team Stats Summary
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.