WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (Ticker) -- Gilbert Arenas certainly knows how to bounce back from a subpar performance.

Arenas scored 28 points and Antawn Jamison added 20 and 15 rebounds as the Washington Wizards posted a 96-89 victory over the road-weary Portland Trail Blazers.

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The NBA's fourth-leading scorer at 26.5 points per game, Arenas was held to a season-low 11 points in Saturday's setback to Charlotte. However, he responded by making 8-of-19 shots, including 4-of-7 from the arc, to lead the Wizards to just their second win in eight games.

Arenas has scored less than 20 points five times this season, but has averaged 33.6 in each of the ensuing games.

"Gilbert is the only point guard in the league who's got basically everything," said Trail Blazers forward Darius Miles, who scored 21 points. "He's got the height, he's got the quickness, he's got the jump shot, he's got hops, he can dribble. He can defend when he wants to. You don't see too many point guards like that."

Playing with a sore right knee, Arenas scored 22 points through the first three quarters but was kept relatively under control in the fourth period -- until the final minute.

With the Wizards clinging to a 91-89 lead, Arenas drained a tough jumper over Sebastian Telfair with 35 seconds left.

"This game was similar to the ones that we have played all month," said Wizards coach Eddie Jordan, whose team forced 21 turnovers and allowed just 13 points in the fourth quarter. "We had our ups and downs, ebbs and flows, and Gilbert made a big shot at the end."

"We made easy plays tonight," Arenas said. "We didn't force anything towards the end. Shots that we usually take in the first and second quarter, we didn't take at the end of the game. We made easy plays and converted."

Jared Jeffries stole the ball from Zach Randolph on the other end and got it to Jarvis Hayes, who converted the layup while being fouled by Miles with 18 seconds remaining. Hayes made the free throw to push the lead to 96-89 and all but seal the victory.

"We locked down the last five minutes of the fourth quarter. It worked," Arenas said. "We got key stops at the end of the game. That's the one thing we know we can control. If our shots aren't falling, we can still play D. We did that tonight and it paid off with a win."

Portland's Joel Przybilla scored 11 of his season-high 17 points in the first half, but Washington closed the second period with an 8-0 run to take a 53-51 lead. Miles added 10 in the third quarter to give the Blazers a 76-75 edge.

Przybilla, who scored Portland's last six points, also had a season-best 15 rebounds and six blocks for the Blazers, who finished a 2-5 road trip.

"I'm just going out there playing and getting a better feel for the players and the system," Przybilla said. "It was a good night, but we had 21 turnovers. That's like giving them a 10- or 15-point lead at the beginning of the game."

Hayes and Brendan Haywood scored 13 points apiece for the Wizards (7-7), who finished November with a .500 record.

"We started off hot and then we cooled down, but we stayed alive," Arenas said. "We're .500 and it's great for us now. Let's work on making that our worst month of the season."