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Summer League Standouts: Day 8 in Las Vegas

POSTED: Jul 16, 2016 12:56 AM ET

By Ian Thomsen

BY Ian Thomsen


Sixers vs. Heat

Ben Simmons scores 15 points with 10 rebounds as the 76ers breeze by the Heat, 74-66.

A look at the top performers from Day 8 in Las Vegas:

Dejounte Murray, San Antonio Spurs

Kings vs. Spurs

DeJounte Murray scores 20 points as the Spurs defeat the Kings 90-86.

The No. 29 pick generated 20 points and nine assists in a 90-86 OT win over the winless Kings, who blew a double-digit lead entering the fourth. Murray forced the OT with a pair of baskets in the final 20.4 seconds of regulation, including a difficult baseline pullup with 2.2 seconds left. He added four steals and four rebounds while establishing himself as one of the most talented players in Vegas -- and a potential heir to Tony Parker in years to come.

Pierre Jackson and Pat Connaughton, Portland Trail Blazers

Blazers vs. Celtics

Pat Connaughton scores 23 points as the Blazers defeat the Celtics 80-75.

The starting backcourt accounted for more than half of Portland's points in an 80-75 win against Boston. Jackson, the 5-11 point guard from Baylor, led the way with an efficient 20 points (7 of 10 from the field), eight assists and five rebounds. He pushed the pace all game, and his assist to Connaughton (23 points) accounted for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:27 left. No other Blazer scored more than eight points.

Montrezl Harrell and Sam Dekker, Houston Rockets

Bucks vs. Rockets

Montrezl Harrell explodes for 20 points with 8 rebounds as the Rockets surge past the Bucks, 92-89.

The two forwards will be looking forward to the second year of their NBA careers based on this 92-89 victory against Milwaukee. Harrell, the 6-7 power forward, generated 20 points while going 9 of 15, while 6-9 Dekker continued his strong Summer League with an even more efficient 17 points on eight shots (including 5 of 7 from the arc). Both players generated eight rebounds and four assists. Quite the bookends.

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers

Simmons Delivers A Beauty

Ben Simmons delivers a beautiful pass to Shawn Long for the easy layup.

After sitting out two games for rest, the No. 1 pick finished his time in Vegas with an impressive line of 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. It was an uneven showing -- Simmons missed 10 of 15 shots and committed six turnovers -- but he pushed the ball, ran the offense and showed the instincts that have created so much hope in Philadelphia.

Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers

Ingram Steals And Jams

Brandon Ingram steals the pass and runs down for the easy dunk.

The No. 2 overall pick in 30 minutes had a dominant game in the Lakers' 92-88 loss to Utah. The former Duke Blue Devil had 22 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range. He also added five rebounds and four assists.

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

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