Blazers hold off Warriors 9087

first_imgPORTLAND — Charles Jenkins has played in 32 games this season for the Warriors and started just 10. Only once had the rookie scored more than 10 points, and had he made one free throw Sunday night, his scoring total would have been 10 times the amount of his season average of 2.8 points per game. It was, inarguably, the biggest night of his professional career. And yet, for a Trail Blazers fan, it probably wasn’t even the most surprising performance for a point guard. Portland’s 90-87 win over Golden State on Sunday likely didn’t shock the rabid Rose Garden fans. But the fact that Raymond Felton scored 24 points and knocked down four of his seven 3-pointers might have had them doing quadruple takes at the stat sheet. The 27-year-old has been one of the more maligned Blazers of the past few years, but after his clutch fourth-quarter led Portland (23-26) to a win, he may get a temporary reprieve.“I can score if I have to, but if I don’t need to, we’ve got enough scorers. Guys weren’t hitting their shots — it happens like that sometimes,” said Felton, who knocked three 3-pointers in the final period. “It felt good. It’s just good to get a win.”last_img

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