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[Video] Jake Layman: "I'm protecting the rim, being aggressive, playing good defense."

Jake Layman reflects on his performance in the Trail Blazers' victory over the Bulls.

NBA: Summer League-Portland Trailblazers at Boston Celtics Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

With Pat Connaughton removed from Las Vegas Summer League play due to injury, Jake Layman performed admirably in the Trail Blazers’ victory over the Bulls on Wednesday night. After struggling with his shooting touch through Portland's first three games, Layman erupted against Chicago to the tune of 22 points.

Key quote:

"The coaches told me to keep staying aggressive - that's what I did."

Combined with Jarnell Stokes' 16-and-17 double-double, Layman's 22-point outburst was good enough to carry the Blazers into the second round of Summer League competition. Portland returns to action tonight when they face the Raptors at 7:00 p.m.