By ANNE M.PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anfernee Simons had 23 points and 11 assists, and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers took vantage of James Harden’s lack for a 114-108 triumph implicit the Brooklyn Nets connected Monday night. Harden was retired with a hyperextended near knee. Kyrie Irving started successful his 2nd crippled of the play and finished with 22 points. Kevin Durant led each scorers with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets. Robert Covington had 21 points, including 5 3-pointers, for the Blazers, who had each 5 starters successful treble figures.