For the Blazers’ rookie Anfernee Simons, the Wednesday night game was one hell of a start.
Simons led the Portland Trail Blazers with his career-high of 37 points to let the Blazers win over the Sacramento Kings by 136-131 using only 6 players on the Wednesday night. With this win, Portland Trail Blazers have secured their no. 3 seed spot in the Western Conference.
Simons managed to play for 48 minutes on Wednesday night and scored 7 3-pointers.
He said, “To have all of the young guys come on the court and secure the 3rd seed feel really good. All of us felt good about it.”
Blazers have now won 14 of their last 17 games on their way to going into the playoffs for the 6th time in a row. Portland Trail Blazers will start their postseason with a game against the 6th seeded Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
A night before, Trail Blazers already managed to secure themselves the home court advantage with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers by 104-101.
Simons said, “This is the most fun I had this season. We were down by 28 and made a comeback to win the game. All of us stuck together and helped each other out. That was so much fun.”
As for the Sacramento Kings, they were led by Marvin Bagley II who scored 20 points for the team which has lost their 11th game in a row against Portland Trail Blazers.
Earlier on Wednesday night, Denver Nuggets defeated Minnesota Timberwolves to secure themselves the 2nd seed and giving Portland 3rd seed spot for the first round series. The 4th seed spot goes to Houston Rockets while Utah Jazz ends up with the 5th seed. As for the no. 1 seed Golden State Warriors, they will face the 8th seed Los Angeles Clippers.
For Sacramento, the regular season is over while Trail Blazers will host a game against the OKC Thunder on Sunday.