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Summer League Standouts: Day 10 in Las Vegas

POSTED: Jul 17, 2016 11:01 PM ET

By Lang Whitaker

BY Lang Whitaker


July 17: The Fast Break - Las Vegas

Take a quick look at Sunday's Las Vegas Summer League action in the The Fast Break.

A look at the top performers from Day 10 in Las Vegas:

Tyus Jones, Minnesota Timberwolves

Postgame: Tyus Jones

Tyus Jones joins ESPN after dropping 29 points on the Suns to advance to the championship game.

The 24-seed Minnesota Timberwolves continued their improbable postseason run with a 93-83 win in the semis over the Phoenix Suns, to advance to the Summer League championship game. Once again, Tyus Jones, who coming into today's game was averaging 17.8 ppg and 6.3 apg, was Minnesota's leader. Going against the smaller Tyler Ulis, Jones used his body to get to the free throw line (11-13), and despite a hard fall on his left wrist, Jones finished with 29 points and 6 assists.

Troy Williams, Phoenix Suns

Hoop and Harm

Troy Williams goes coast-to-coast for the hoop and the harm.

Williams went undrafted following three seasons at Indiana University, but the 6-7 swingman has made a mark with the Phoenix Suns' summer league squad, as several of the Suns' regulars (Devin Booker, Dragan Bender) have sat out games. After scoring 22 a day earlier against Denver, Williams went for 24 points in the loss against Minnesota, while attempting just 11 field goals. In lieu of buckets, Williams did most of his damage from the free throw line, going 14-of-15 from the stripe.

Bobby Portis, Chicago Bulls

Sweet Dish and Dunk

Denzel Valentine throws the no-look pass to Bobby Portis for the layup, and-1.

Chicago's intense second-year big man continued his relentless Summer League play. Portis entered the evening averaging 15.8 ppg and 9.4 rpg, and tonight against Cleveland he was the game's best interior player, finishing with 16 points and 9 boards, helping the Bulsl to an 85-79 win. The Bulls will advance to play against the Timberwolves in tomorrow's championship game. With the Bulls' rebuilding their roster this offseason, Portis continues to look like a viable long-term building block.

Kay Felder, Cleveland Cavaliers

While Felder's backcourt mate Jordan McRae has been terrific through the summer, today was his partner's time to shine. Felder, a crowd-pleasing 5-9 lefty, shrewdly got shots off against larger interior players and showed he was unafraid to drive into the paint. Felder finished with 22 points and 5 assists, as the second-round pick out of Oakland continued to build a compelling case for a long-term place in the NBA.

Lang Whitaker has covered the NBA since 1998. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter.

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