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Summer League Standouts: Day 7 in Las Vegas

POSTED: Jul 15, 2016 7:30 PM ET

By Ian Thomsen

BY Ian Thomsen


The Fast Break: Las Vegas Summer League

Get a glimpse of all the Las Vegas Summer League action from Thursday in The Fast Break.

A look at the top performers from Day 7 in Las Vegas:

Kelly Oubre Jr., Washington Wizards

Hawks vs. Wizards

Kelly Oubre Jr. scores 22 points and grabs six rebounds to lead the Wizards past the Hawks, 71-60 during Las Vegas Summer League action.

Oubre has had a strong week for the 3-1 Wizards, culminating Thursday in 22 points and 6 rebounds in a team-leading 71-60 second-round win over the Hawks. After a rookie season in which he was limited to 10.7 minutes and 3.7 points in 63 games, the 6-foot-7 Oubre has continued to raise hopes that he'll be competing for minutes at small forward with Otto Porter next season. He's averaging 19.8 points in Vegas while providing defensive leadership that will be valued by new coach Scott Brooks.

Tyus Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies

Tyus Jones scores 26 points and dishes out 10 assists as the Timberwolves defeat the Grizzlies 89-85.

Minnesota has longtime starter Ricky Rubio, rising star Zach LaVine and No. 5 pick Kris Dunn at point guard -- but Jones reminded new coach Tom Thibodeau of his presence with 26 points (9 of 15 from the floor), 10 assists and just two turnovers in an 89-85 win against Memphis. The freshman leader of Duke's 2014-15 national champions, 6-foot-2 Jones has improved his 3-point shooting this week -- he's made 10 of 22 (45.5%) after converting 30.2% in 37 rookie appearances last season.

Tyler Ulis, Phoenix Suns

Heat vs. Suns

Tyler Ulis scores 20 points and hands out eight assists to lead the Suns past the Heat, 77-74 during Las Vegas Summer League action.

Ulis dropped to the second round of the draft last month (No. 34 overall) based in no small part on his size, but at 5-10 and 149 pounds he has been putting up impressive numbers for the 3-1 Suns. He led Phoenix to a 77-74 win over Miami with 20 points (9 of 14 overall) and eight assists, and his pullup jumper put Phoenix ahead for good with 5:03 to go.

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets

Jazz vs. Denver

Jamal Murray scores 20 points and grabs five rebounds to lead the Nuggets pas the Jazz, 80-60 during Las Vegas Summer League action.

The Nuggets picked Murray No. 7 last month based on his shooting and the Kentucky rookie made good on their investment in an 80-60 win over the Jazz. Murray led Denver with 20 points while going 3 for 6 from the arc and an efficient 7 of 13 from the field overall. He had been struggling with the NBA's 3-point distance earlier in the week -- Murray was 3 for 17 in previous three games -- but he looked highly comfortable Thursday as the Nuggets advanced easily.

Patrick McCaw, Golden State Warriors

Warriors vs. Raptors

Norman Powell scores 17 points and grabs two rebounds to lead the Raptors past the Warriors, 75-69 during Las Vegas Summer League action.

The Warriors' second-round pick from UNLV continued to excel in his adopted hometown with 28 points in a 75-69 loss to the undefeated Raptors. The 6-foot-7 swingman led all scorers while going 10-for-17 overall (5 for 11 from the arc), accentuating an impressive week in which he has also excelled on defense. McCaw looks as if he'll be a cost-efficient addition to the star-heavy Warriors.

Jordan McRae, Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers vs. Lakers

Jordan McRae scores 36 points and grabs 9 rebounds as the Cavaliers defeat the Lakers 88-80.

The 25 year old shooting guard exploded for 20 points in the second half to drive Cleveland to an 88-80 comeback over the Lakers. McRae finished with 36 points overall and nine rebounds as Cleveland recovered from a 16-point deficit. McRae last scored 36 points in the final game of the regular season, in a loss to the Pistons when the Cavs were resting their starters for the playoffs.

Ian Thomsen has covered the NBA since 2000. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter.

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