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NBA Summer League: Former Jay Khyri Thomas helps Pistons to win; Ex-Husker James Palmer scores 11 for Suns

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Detroit Pistons guard Khyri Thomas scored seven points with two assists and two steals in a win over the 76ers.

Former Nebraska star James Palmer scored 11 points Wednesday to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 79-78 win over the San Antonio Spurs at the NBA Summer League. Palmer shot 4 for 9 and secured the win by getting a steal with less than five seconds left in the game on the Spurs’ final possession.

Isaiah Roby, Palmer’s former Husker teammate, scored nine points and shot 4 for 4 from the field for the Dallas Mavericks in a 79-71 win over Croatia’s national team. Roby added six rebounds and hit his only 3-point attempt.

Former Bluejay Khyri Thomas also won Wednesday, helping the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 96-81. Thomas scored seven points with two assists and two steals.

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