LAS VEGAS – With the game in his hands, Rui Hachimura delivered in his first game wearing a Washington Wizards jersey.
The former Gonzaga forward, who was selected ninth in last month’s NBA draft, grabbed an important rebound and made a pair of clutch free throws with 2 seconds remaining, leading Washington past New Orleans 84-79 in Summer League action Saturday.
Zion Williamson was on the bench for the Pelicans. The top pick in the draft will miss the rest of the Summer League with a bruised knee.
Hachimura finished with 14 points (6-of-16 shooting), five rebounds and two blocks in a team-high 33 minutes.
Washington plays again Monday against Brooklyn at 2:30 p.m. (NBA TV).
• Brandon Clarke (GU), Memphis: Did not play (has yet to join team).
• Tyler Harvey (EWU), Memphis: 12 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 101-75 win over Indiana.
• Zach Norvell Jr. (GU), L.A. Lakers: DNP in 93-87 loss to L.A. Clippers.
• Johnathan Williams (GU), Houston: 2 rebounds, 1 point and 1 assist in 113-81 loss to Dallas.
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