Anfernee Simons put up 35 points Tuesday in Vegas, but it wasn’t enough for the Trail Blazers in a 97-93 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Portland falls to 1-2 at Summer League, and will face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night in their final play-in game before the tournament.
Simons scoring output was a Vegas Summer League high, but in the final minute he suffered a grade 1 right ankle sprain and left the court.
X-rays came back negative, but the team has already ruled Simons out for the remainder of summer league.
Simons big night was highlighted by his 6-for-7 shooting performance from the three-point line. Over the three games he played in Summer League, Simons shot an incredible 65 per cent from deep. He totaled 66 points on 56% shooting from the field as well, and got rave reviews from his teammates.
Young 🐕 https://t.co/SSV6eXOrNe
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 9, 2019
Ant for game
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 9, 2019
Though the summer ends abruptly for Ant, he has left Rip City with plenty to be excited about for the future. Expect him to make a big leap in his second year as the true backup to Damian Lillard at point guard.