Simons finished with 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 5 boards, 4 steals, and 2 assists, in 28 minutes of a 131-128 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday. Simons bounced back from a pair of rough outings with his best performance of the series in a crucial game five. The second-year man stepped up and provided key depth to a depleted Portland roster in the contest. His season will end on a high note with Portland's playoff run over with the loss.
Simons registered 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt), five assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 131-120 scrimmage loss to the Thunder. Simons got the start at point guard due to Damian Lillard's foot injury, and he might be in line for decent minutes off the bench -- especially if the star floor general is forced to miss more time or if he is not 100 percent healthy for the stretch run of the season. Simons averaged 8.4 points while shooting 40.5 percent from deep in his last 12 outings before the season was suspended in March.
Simons (ankle) will play Monday against the Magic, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports. As expected, Simons is good to go Monday after getting through warmups with no issues. Over his last five games, he's averaging 7.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal in 20.8 minutes. With Damian Lillard (groin) expected back Wednesday, Simons could see his role diminish following Monday's tilt.
Simons (ankle) is probable for Monday's game against the Magic. While an official confirmation regarding his availability likely won't come until closer to tipoff, it sounds like Simons is trending towards taking the court. If he plays, Simons should see steady minutes off the bench with Damian Lillard (groin) sidelined.
Simons (ankle) said that his status for Monday's game against Orlando will hinge on his ability to go through pregame warmups, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports. Simons stated that he's "leaning towards playing," indicating that he'll try to give it a go against the Magic. That said, the team has yet to make an official call either way and will likely hold off until after warmups.
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