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Summer League Standouts: Day 3 -- Orlando, Salt Lake

POSTED: Jul 4, 2016 11:40 PM ET

Scott Howard-Cooper and Fran Blinebury


Orlando Summer League: Day 3 Recap

Vince Carter and Rick Kamla wrap up Day 3 of the Orlando Summer League, as some of the newest NBA stars begin to emerge on the pro stage.

A daily look at the standout performers of the day at the Summer League in Orlando and Salt Lake City. Here are the day's top players for Day 3:


By Scott Howard-Cooper

Christian Wood, Philadelphia 76ers

Celtics vs. Sixers

Number one draft pick, Ben Simmons scores 10 points in his NBA debut but the Sixers fall to the Celtics in Utah.

The commitment he showed in returning to the team's facility some three weeks after the season ended began to immediately pay off as Wood made seven of nine shots, scored a game-high 20 points and added five rebounds in just 15 minutes in the 102-94 loss to the Celtics in Salt Lake City. The second-year power forward appeared stronger and could have a bigger role Tuesday against the Spurs with the Sixers planning to rest Ben Simmons.

Kyle Anderson, San Antonio Spurs

Spurs vs. Jazz

Kyle Anderson scores 25 points in a victory over the Utah Jazz, 90-69. Utah's Trey Lyles finished the night with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Anderson did exactly what someone in his third summer league should do, asserting himself en route to 25 points and seven rebounds, plus four steals, in the 90-69 victory over the Jazz in Salt Lake City. Anderson led all scorers while making 10 of 16 shots in 26 minutes.


By Fran Blinebury

Vander Blue, Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks vs. Orlando (White)

Arinze Onuaku scores 13 points and grabs nine rebounds to lead the Magic past the Mavericks, 92-85.

The D-League first team guard from last season went strong to the basket against the Orlando White squad, making 7 of 13 shots -- including a pair of 3-pointers -- and went to the line nine times to rack up 23 points in 25 minutes He's had brief stays with the Celtics and Lakers and there would seem to be plenty of opportunities in Dallas.

Lorenzo Brown, Detroit Pistons

Magic vs. Pistons

Lorenzo Brown scores 19 points as the Pistons defeat the Orlando Blue, 73-68.

On a day when second-round pick Michael Gbinije was scratched for the rest of the summer with a bone chip in his right ankle and Phil Pressey came off hobbling with a bad hamstring, point guard Brown played 34 solid minutes, attacking the hoop and going 9-for-11 at the line for his 19 points and also blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer by Nick Johnson in the last 10 seconds of a 73-68 win over Orlando Blue.

Semaj Christon, Oklahoma City Thunder

Hornets vs. Thunder

Brandon Paul scores 17 points and collects 11 rebounds to lift the Hornets over the Thunder, 78-74.

With Cameron Payne getting the day off, Christon got his chance to run the show at the point and made the most of it. The shots didn't fall (4-for-18), but he got to the foul line 18 times (made 14) and put up 23 points for the Thunder while also dishing six assists and grabbing six rebounds.

Fran Blinebury has covered the NBA since 1977. You can e-mail him here and follow him on Twitter.

Scott Howard-Cooper has covered the NBA since 1988. You can e-mail him here and follow him on Twitter.

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