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2021 NBA Summer League: Breakout performers, top storylines, highlights, scores and more from Day 8

On Day 8, 16 teams took the floor with plenty of actions, storylines and highlights, headlined by a couple of overtime games, Cam Thomas' 36-point outing and Paul Reed's stat-sheet stuffing performance.

We've got you covered with scores, news and highlights from another busy day in Vegas.

Breakout Performers - Day 8

Sandro Mamukelashvili, Milwaukee Bucks - 11 PTS, 10 REBS, 5 ASTS, 4 STLS

Cam Thomas, Brooklyn Nets - 36 PTS, 2 REBS, 2 STLS

Josh Primo, San Antonio Spurs - 21 PTS, 5 REBS, 3 ASTS, 3 BLKS

Paul Reed, Philadelphia 76ers - 27 PTS, 20 REBS, 4 ASTS, 4 STLS, 4 BLKS

Anthony Lamb, Houston Rockets - 17 PTS, 7 REBS, 2 STLS, 2 BLKS

Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets - 13 PTS, 10 REBS, 3 BLKS, 2 ASTS

Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors - 17 PTS, 8 REBS, 4 ASTS

Trey Murphy, New Orleans Pelicans - 22 PTS, 6 REBS, 3 STLS, 2 BLKS

Santi Aldama, Memphis Grizzlies - 13 PTS, 11 REBS, 4 ASTS, 2 BLKS

Top storylines and highlights

Cam Thomas scoring tear continues

A few days after dropping clutch shots, Thomas was at it once again.

He scored 22 of his 36 in the second half, helping the Nets come back from a 16-point deficit and improve to 3-1.

Picked 27th overall by the Nets, Thomas' 36 points are the most in a Summer League game since 2018.

Reigning G League MVP stuffs the stat sheet

Paul Reed's dominant performance, arguably one of the best of the 2021 Summer League in Las Vegas, went in vain as the 76ers dropped the game against the Timberwolves in overtime.

He was picked 58th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers but that was the last time anybody should be allowed to not know who he is. He balled out for the franchise in the 2021 G League season, winning both the G League MVP and G League Rookie of the Year.

Clutch Jaden McDaniels helps Timberwolves stay perfect

One of two overtimes games, the Timberwolves pipped the 76ers but they needed some clutch heroics by Jaden McDaniels to force overtime.

Jaylen Nowell scored a team-high 26 points for the winning team, helping Timberwolves overcome Reed's phenomenal all-round performance.

Jonathan Kuminga continues to impress

The Pelicans pipped the Warriors in overtime but Jonathan Kuminga, the No. 7 overall pick by the Golden State Warriors, made plenty of appearances on the can't-miss highlight-reel plays.

Kuminga finished with a team-high 17 points while also recording eight rebounds and four assists.

Final Scores

Sacramento Kings 86, Dallas Mavericks 70

Washington Wizards 93, Milwaukee Bucks 83

LA Clippers 94, Utah Jazz 90

Brooklyn Nets 104, San Antonio Spurs 100

Minnesota Timberwolves 99, Philadelphia 76ers 96 [OT]

Orlando Magic 89, Houston Rockets 76

New Orleans Pelicans 80, Golden State Warriors 79 [OT]

Memphis Grizzlies 96, Chicago Bulls 91

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