Cade Cunningham caught fire and the Lakers won the battle of LA. There was endless action on Day 6 of Summer League with seven games on the slate. If you missed any of it, we've got you covered with scores, news and highlights from another busy day in Vegas.
Breakout performers - Day 6
Jaylen Nowell, Minnesota Timberwolves: 26 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals
Trent Forrest, Utah Jazz: 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal
Moses Moody, Golden State Warriors: 22 points, three rebounds, two steals
Obi Toppin, New York Knicks: 31 points, nine rebounds, three steals
Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons: 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists, 7-10 3P
Top Storylines and Highlights
Young Warriors lead Golden State by Thunder
It feels weird to be watching high draft picks playing for Golden State in Summer League but the pair of Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga are certainly catching attention.
The pair combined for 40 points in the Warriors win over Oklahoma City, with Kuminga in particular making every highlight reel across the league with this sick crossover and dunk.
Kuminga crossover 🔥- NBA (@NBA) August 14, 2021
Kuminga slam 💪#NBASummer x @warriors pic.twitter.com/mvbq8QS6Ps
Along with James Wiseman, young trio provide Steve Kerr with some youth on a veteran laden roster.
Heading into last season, Obi Toppin was a sneaky favourite in Rookie of the Year predictions. Seemingly ready made and physically prepared for the NBA, it was a slow start for Toppin on the surprisingly competitive Knicks.
Finding his groove in the back end of the season, Toppin has carried the promising play into Summer League, dropping 31 points on 13-for-20 from the field.
OBI GOIN' UP pic.twitter.com/210zVTQl1N- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 14, 2021
He also knocked down two of his five attempts from range and scored 11 straight points during a stretch in the third quarter.
Obi with authority. pic.twitter.com/A9WndFATNw- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 14, 2021
Second year guard Immanual Quickley really struggled in this one, finishing with 15 points on 4-for-18 shooting from the field.
Cade heats up
The No. 1 overall pick delivered his best game of Summer League in the win over New York, dropping 24 points on 7-for-10 shooting from three.
For more on Cunningham's break out, jump in here!
Bring out the umbrellas☔@CadeCunningham_ drains 7 triples to power the @DetroitPistons to the #NBASummer win! pic.twitter.com/e9x7SFQAiU- NBA (@NBA) August 14, 2021
Kings stay perfect
Led by outstanding rookie Davion Mitchell, the Sacramento Kings improved to 3-0 in Summer League.
Mitchell finished with 19 points to lead the scoring along with Jahmi'us Ramsey.
Adding four assists and three steals, it was another complete performance for the guard who is set to play alongside De'Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton with the Kings.
Davion Mitchell scores 19 PTS as the @SacramentoKings stay perfect at #NBASummer 👑 pic.twitter.com/dFiJukvUAx- NBA (@NBA) August 14, 2021
Battle of LA goes down to the wire
A potential game winning 3-point attempt from Brandon Boston Jr. was offline as the clock expired, handing the Lakers a win over their crosstown rival.
The Lakers took the lead for good on a long range attempt from Vic Law in the final minute to break a tie at 82.
Law would lead the Lakers in scoring with 15 points, while also adding eight rebounds.
Highlight machine Mac McClung would only make one basket on the night, but of course it was pretty to watch...
Gas, brake, hit!#LakersSummer x @Verizon x @McclungMac pic.twitter.com/tMwWZoITl9- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 14, 2021
Bad day for Jalen's
A pair of injuries to top draft picks Jalen Green and Jalen Suggs have slowed down impressive Summer League campaigns.
Green is suffering from a hamstring injury, while Suggs will not return in Vegas with a sprained left thumb.
With around two months until season tip-off, both teams will look to get their prized recruits healthy for the beginning of the season.
Minnesota TImberwolves 91, Milwaukee Bucks 64
Miami Heat 65, Utah Jazz 84
New Orleans Pelicans 87, Cleveland Cavaliers 74
Golden State Warriors 94, Oklahoma City Thunder 84
New York Knicks 87, Detroit Pistons 93
Memphis Grizzlies 75, Sacramento Kings 90
Los Angeles Lakers 86, LA Clippers 84
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