Simons’ career-best 45 points carries Portland past Utah


              Portland Trail Blazers forward Trendon Watford, right, pulls down a rebound as Utah Jazz forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Utah Jazz forward Kelly Olynyk (41) reacts to a non-call during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazerson Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) defends against Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton (2) defends against Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
            
              Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons (1) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Jarred Vanderbilt (8) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Simons’ career-best 45 points carries Portland past Utah