NBA Summer League

2021 NBA Summer League: Breakout performers, top storylines, highlights, scores and more from Day 4

With seven games of action, take a look at some of the top performers, best highlights and scores from each contest.

Breakout Performers - Day 4

Cam Thomas, Brooklyn Nets: 22 PTS, 4 ASTS

Max Strus, Miami Heat: 32 PTS, 9 REBS, 1 AST, 1 STL

DeJon Jarreau, Miami Heat: 14 PTS, 10 ASTS, 7 REBS, 2 STLS

John Konchar, Memphis Grizzlies: 12 PTS, 11 REBS, 6 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers: 14 PTS, 7 REBS, 6 ASTS

Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic: 16 PTS, 8 REBS, 5 ASTS

Naji Marshall, New Orleans Pelicans: 18 PTS, 11 REBS, 4 ASTS

Dalano Banton, Toronto Raptors: 10 PTS, 12 REBS, 3 ASTS, 3 STLS, 2 BLKS

Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors: 18 PTS, 4 REBS, 2 STLS

Gary Payton II, Golden State Warriors: 13 PTS, 5 REBS, 5 ASTS, 2 STLS

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks: 25 PTS, 7 ASTS

Top Storylines & Highlights

Sudden-deaths in 2OT

Day 4 of the Las Vegas Summer League showcased not one but two sudden-death double-overtime games. In this new format, as the name suggests, the first team to score in double overtime via a field goal or a free-throw, after a two-minute first overtime period and the 40 minutes of regulation, wins.

In the first double-overtime encounter, between the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies, Max Strus was the clear standout. The 25-year-old is a two-year NBA veteran who played 39 games for the Heat last season.

In this contest, he finished with a game-high tally 32 points including the sudden-death game-winning three.

The second time a sudden death was required is when the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks went head-to-head.

A competitive game, that saw no team running away with it, the Jazz came out victorious. While Trent Forrest came up clutch and nailed the game-winning free-throw in double-overtime, after both teams went scoreless in the first extra session, Utah needed Elijah Hughes' clutch triple in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Mobley-Suggs duel

After Day 3 gave us the top two picks of the 2021 NBA Draft in Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green facing-off, Day 4 gave ups two of the top 5 picks in Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs going head-to-head.

Both top picks put on a show with all-round performances that saw the Cavaliers eventually winning 94-84.

Quickley, Toppin continue to impress

The Knicks remained unbeaten and improved to 2-0 with a 91-82 victory over the Lakers, which saw all of their top young prospects put on a show for a second straight game.

Immanuel Quickley finished with game-high tallies of 25 points and seven assists, Obi Toppin finished with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds while off the bench, Miles McBride - the 36th overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder and then traded to the Knicks - went a perfect 6-of-6 from beyond the arc en route to finishing with 22 points.

Dunks Galore

Day 4 of the Summer League continued to provide high-octane action with game-winners and buzzer-beaters, however, Thursday's (ET) action provided some of the best dunks of the Summer League.

The lefty dunk from Gary Payton II even got a reaction out of one of the best players in the world.


Brooklyn Nets 97, Milwaukee Bucks 91

Miami Heat 97, Memphis Grizzlies 94 [2OT]

Cleveland Cavaliers 94, Orlando Magic 84

New Orleans Pelicans 80, Oklahoma City Thunder 65

Golden State Warriors 90, Toronto Raptors 84

Utah Jazz 81, Dallas Mavericks 80 [2OT]

New York Knicks 91, Los Angeles Lakers 82

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