A look at top performers from the third day of action at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League:
Keita Bates-Diop, Minnesota Timberwolves
The No. 48 pick, signed to a guaranteed contract on Friday, led the Wolves to a win over the Raptors, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. After making just one of his seven 3-point attempts in the Wolves' loss to Denver on Friday, the 6-7 forward shot 3-for-6 from beyond the arc on Sunday and got to the line eight times.
Willy Hernangomez, Charlotte Hornets
The Miami Heat played without Bam Adebayo, and Hernangomez took advantage to the tune of 22 points and 10 rebounds in the Hornets' win. The departure of Dwight Howard could give the 6-11 Hernangomez, a First Team All-Rookie selection in 2016-17, a shot a back-up center minutes in Charlotte this season.
R.J. Hunter, Houston Rockets
It wasn't quite Game 8 of the Western Conference finals, but Rockets-Warriors went down to the wire. Houston got the win and Hunter was the star, scoring 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting, connecting on five of his 11 3-point attempts, including one that beat the halftime buzzer.
Jonathan Isaac, Orlando Magic
Isaac scored just 12 points, but it was the other end of the floor that the Magic dominated in their rout of the Grizzlies. The frontline of Isaac and Mo Bamba looked like it could be a defensive force. They helped the Magic hold Memphis to just 26 percent shooting, with Isaac blocking five shots and nabbing two steals as the Grizz improved to 2-0.
Justin Jackson, Sacramento Kings
The second-year wing missed a couple of big shots late, but finished with 28 points on 10-for-19 shooting (4-for-7 from 3-point range) in the Kings' loss to the Clippers. The focus in Sacramento is on the development of De'Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Harry Giles, but Jackson – the No. 15 pick in last year's Draft – could complement them as a long-armed floor spacer.
Jake Layman, Portland Trail Blazers
The third-year forward led the Blazers to an easy win over the Atlanta Hawks with 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting. He made as many 3s (four on five attempts) as he made all of last season.
Devin Robinson, Washington Wizards
The Wizards' 6-7 wing had a few highlight dunks (including one on Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV) on his way to 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting. He also made an impact on the other end of the floor, registering three steals and two blocks as Washington fell to San Antonio.