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NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura scores 14 points in Washington Wizards debut

UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Washington Wizards' Rui Hachimura (8) works against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA summer league game Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (David Becker / Associated Press)
Washington Wizards' Rui Hachimura (8) works against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA summer league game Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (David Becker / Associated Press)
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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).

Local watch

• 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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