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

UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

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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