Rui Hachimura top-scored with 25 points Thursday to lead the Washington Wizards to a 76-71 win over the Atlanta Hawks at NBA Summer League.
Following mixed results in his first two games, the Japanese-born rookie gave his most impressive performance so far at the Las Vegas showcase, shooting 9-for-12 including 2-of-3 from three.
He also grabbed nine rebounds, blocked a pair of shots and dished an assist while logging a team-high 32 minutes.
With versatile scoring and solid defense, Hachimura showed his potential to become a strong two-way player for the Wizards.
The 21-year-old forward demonstrated his physical strength early in the third quarter as he fought through contact from opposing center Bruno Fernando to score at the rim and earn a shot at a three-point play.
The Wizards finished with two wins and two losses following the preliminary round of Summer League, an off-season proving ground for the NBA's youngsters and unsigned players.
(Rui Hachimura meets the press after an NBA Summer League match against the Atlanta Hawks on July 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.)