Rui Hachimura scored a game-high 26 points with four rebounds as the Washington Wizards defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 118-95 on Sunday for their season-best fifth consecutive victory.

Hachimura had 13 points in the second quarter alone. The 17-21 Wizards moved up to 10th in the NBA Eastern Conference standings.

Kristaps Porzingis followed Hachimura with 22 points for the Wizards.

The short-handed Bucks played without Giannis Antetokounmpo, who sat out due to left knee soreness.

Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards dunks the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 1, 2023, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (NBAE/Getty/Kyodo)

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