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2021 NBA Summer League: Breakout performers, top storylines, highlights, scores and more from Day 5

Chris Duarte, Cam Thomas and Tre Jones star on day 5 of NBA Summer League
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With eight games of action, take a look at some of the top performers, best highlights and scores from each contest.

Breakout Performers - Day 5


Tre Jones, San Antonio Spurs: 34 points, eight rebounds, nine assists

James Bouknight, Charlotte Hornets: 23 points, four rebounds, eight assists

Cam Thomas, Brooklyn Nets: 31 points, three rebounds, two steals

Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers: 19 points, six assists, four steals

Sam Hauser, Boston Celtics: 21 points, four rebounds, seven assists

Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers: 31 points, six rebounds, five assists

Sharife Cooper, Atlanta Hawks: 21 points, 12 assists

Jalen Smitch, Phoenix Suns: 21 points, 11 rebounds

Top Storylines and Highlights


Clutch Cam delivers for Brooklyn

An impressive Summer League campaign for Cam Thomas has continued, with a series of clutch buckets helping Brooklyn edge out Washington 84-81.

Thomas finished with 31 points in 33 minutes, finishing 10-for-23 from the field and getting to the line for ten attempts.

First, he nailed this triple to tie the game in the final second of overtime.

Not done yet, he then drilled the sudden death game-winner in ridiculous fashion after losing his dribble and being forced into a one-legged runner from deep as the shot clock expired.

The thrillers continue

The above-mentioned game was not the only thriller of the slate, with San Antonio and Charlotte battling until the final possession.

Capping off a monster 34-point night, Tre Jones put the ball on the floor and went all the way to the rack for this game-winning lay-up.

The 41st overall pick in the 2020 draft is set to enter his second season in the NBA on a Spurs roster brimming with young talent.

Gelo gets it to go!

Talk about a quick release!

LiAngelo Ball stunned the crowd at Cox Pavillion with this incredible buzzer-beater to end the first half.

Ball would come off the bench for 11 minutes of court time, getting his shots up in that burn to tally eight points on 3-for-9 shooting.

OH KAI GOODNESS

Sometimes you just need to see the highlight.

This jam from Kai Jones courtesy of the Phantom Cam adds to the growing list of highlight-reel plays in Vegas.

Exactly how they drew it up?

We'll get to the finish of the Philadelphia-Atlanta game in just a second but we couldn't ignore this play during the third quarter.

Falling out of bounds, Atlanta's Skylar Mays threw up a tough jump shot from behind the backboard. The attempt was offline....or was it an attempt?

Timing is everything and A.J. Lawson was right there to finish the airball/perfectly placed lob..

Coop with the scoop!

The night had to finish with yet another overtime game, as the Sixers and Hawks provided free Summer League hoops!

Trailing by two points with time winding down, Sharife Cooper dribbled left and finished this tough basket to tie the game at 86 heading to OT.

The rookie certainly caught the eye of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, who was watching from courtside.

Ultimately, the excitement proved short-lived, with a dominant 8-0 OT period helping the Sixers claim a comfortable win. Tyrese Maxey dropped 31 points in the win.

Scores


San Antonio Spurs 106, Charlotte Hornets 105

Chicago Bulls 59, Minnesota Timberwolves 78

Washington Wizards 81, Brooklyn Nets 84 [2OT]

Indiana Pacers 97, Portland Trail Blazers 64

Orlando Magic 71, Boston Celtics 108

Houston Rockets 76, Toronto Raptors 92

Philadelphia 76ers 96, Atlanta Hawks 88 [OT]

Phoenix Suns 90, Denver Nuggets 84

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