W's spoil career night from Jenkins, fall in Portland

March 26, 2012, 3:19 am
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Blazers 90, Warriors 87Player of the game: Portland point guard Raymond Felton had a season-high 27 points, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range.Key stretch: With the Warriors down one point and under 30 seconds remaining, Golden State swung the ball around the perimeter on offense and wound up with a wide open 3-pointer from the corner from Brandon Rush.But Rush missed the jumper and the Warriors were forced to foul. LaMarcus Aldridge made two free throws with 20 seconds remaining to account for the final margin.The Warriors failed to get a quality shot on their last possession.Zone issues: The Warriors offense was running smoothly for two-plus quarters, and then the Blazers dropped into a zone and buckets became tough to come by.The Warriors didnt do a very good job of probing the zone and instead spent much of the shot clock passing the ball around the perimeter. What seemed to happen most of the time was a Warriors player got stuck with the ball with the clock winding down.The result was that a 47-40 halftime lead turned into a 69-63 deficit after three quarters.Lee contributes: David Lee didnt shoot the ball well, but that didnt mean he didnt contribute. Lee went just 4-for-12 from the field, but still got to the line enough to finish with 16 points. He also had 16 rebounds.Jenkins big first quarter: Charles Jenkins got the start for the injured Nate Robinson and made some things happen immediately. Jenkins had 13 points in the first quarter on a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor. Jenkins also had three assists in the quarter.Jenkins wound up with a career-high 27 points on 13-for-22 from the field.Rotating bigs: Jeremy Tyler got the start at center for the Warriors against Portland, but Warriors coach Mark Jackson used three different centers in the first period alone.Tyler played the first four minutes, then Jackson put in Mickell Gladness. And before the period was over Jackson replaced Gladness with Keith Benson.In the second quarter, Jackson went with Lee at center.No Nate: The Warriors played without point guard Nate Robinson, who strained his right hamstring during Saturdays game against the Sacramento Kings.Robinson sustained the injury late in the first half against the Kings and didnt return. The Warriors had hoped hed be ready for tip-off on Sunday against Portland.