Portland Trail Blazers star Anfernie Simons’ three-point shot exploded. Portland overturned a 20-point inferiority and won a remarkable victory.
Portland defeated the Washington Wizards 124-116 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular league away game held at Capital One Arena in Washington, USA on the 4th (Korean time).
Portland returned to the 50% win rate with 3 consecutive wins, 26 wins and 26 losses.
Portland was pulled by 20 points early in the game. In the third quarter, Simons’ 3 points exploded. He attempted 7 3-pointers and passed 6 to the rim. With Simons’ strong performance, which focused on 20 points, Portland pursued fiercely, and eventually succeeded in reversing.
Simons, who recorded 33 points안전놀이터 (9 3-point shots) , 6 assists and 5 rebounds, became the protagonist of Portland’s come-from-behind victory along with ace Damian Lillard (29 points, 6 assists).
Portland has a ‘dilemma’. Lillard is strong, but the rest of the players are sluggish. Simons did not escape this criticism.
Reconciliation with Lillard is not easy. Lillard is the main ball handler and leading scorer. Simons has the same role. Because of this, recently, Portland is trying to solve the position duplication problem by distributing the playing time of Lillard and Simons until the middle of the 4th quarter, but it is not easy. Because of this, Lillard scored more than 40 points, but the team often lost. In the case of Simons, he showed a lot of ups and downs with an ambiguous position.
However, Simons seems to be trying to solve the dilemma that day, with Lillard’s assist, and bursting into a magical three-pointer. If the two players work together, Portland’s backcourt could be one of the best in the West.