Anfernee Simons Returns, Trail Blazers Top Wizards


----- Anfernee Simons scored 26 of his 31 points in the first half as the Portland Trail Blazers outscored the Washington Wizards 115-110 Saturday evening at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

Blazers with another glimpse at the future in road victory at Washington!

Anfernee Simons finished with 31 points and 11 assists and Nassir Little scored 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting as the Portland Trail Blazers outscored the Washington Wizards 115-110 Saturday evening at Capital One Center in Washington DC.

After missing Thursday's game at Denver for personal reasons, Simons erupted in the first half scoring 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 7-of-10 from three-point range helping Portland build an 11-point advantage at the break.

Robert Covington finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and four steals. He was terrific on both ends of the floor and did a great job defensively on Kyle Kuzma limiting him to 16 points on just 7-of-18 shooting.

Jusuf Nurkic took advantage of the Wizards lack of size in the paint by recording a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds on 9-of-15 shooting.

Up Next- The Trail Blazers six-game road trip continues Monday in Orlando against the Magic. The game is scheduled to tip off at 4:00 PM.

Chad's Take- Say what you want about Coach Billups, he has done an excellent job developing his young players.


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