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NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura leads Washington Wizards past Atlanta Hawks

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019

Washington Wizards' Rui Hachimura shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP)
Washington Wizards' Rui Hachimura shoots against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. (John Locher / AP)
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LAS VEGAS – Rui Hachimura scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half to help the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 76-74 on Thursday in the NBA Summer League.

Selected ninth overall last month, the former Gonzaga star was 9 of 12 from the field with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two blocks. He scored 10 points in the third quarter as Washington took a 52-51 lead.

Through three games in the Summer League, Hachimura is averaging 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game, while shooting 50% from the floor.

Garrison Mathews added 11 points for Washington (2-2), and Isaac Bonga had 10.

Charles Brown led Atlanta (1-3) with 16 points. Tahjere McCall scored all 12 of his points in the first half. De’Andre Hunter, the No. 4 overall pick, did not play for the second straight game.

Local watch

• Brandon Clarke (GU), Memphis: 19 minutes, 6 points, 5 rebounds in 113-87 loss to Boston.

• Tyler Harvey (EWU), Memphis: 20 minutes, 14 points, 3 assists in loss to Boston.

• Johnathan Williams (GU), Houston: 26 minutes, 13 points (6-of-10 FG), 6 rebounds in 87-78 win over Utah.

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