The Wizards outlasted the Atlanta Hawks Thursday in Sin City despite not having Troy Brown Jr. available to play. The Japanese Jumpman, Rui Hachimura, paved the way for the victory with 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
These are the five must see moments from the big win.
5. He plays defense too.
The future fan-favorite at Capital One Arena gets it done on both ends. While Chauncey Billups' player comparison in last month's draft was ridiculed by many after comparing Kawhi Leonard to the Gonzaga star, Hachimura is turning some heads with his solid play.
4. Rui gets the mid-range up-and-under to fall.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 12, 2019
Another day, another Hachimura highlight. The Gongaza product has shown his suprisingly polished offensive game in the desert.
3. I.T. takes in another Summer League game to support his new squad.
Isaiah Thomas has been in the building to cheer on the young guys on his new team. The former All-Star is ready to prove his doubters wrong and regain his standing as one of the best guards in the NBA.
2. Rui gets the pull up three to go.
What can't this man do? He handles the ball exceptionally well for his size, and can put the ball on the floor and square up from beyond the arc.
1. Rui's overall domination from start to finish.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 11, 2019
Hachimura's highlight reel shows just how effective he has been on the floor for the Wiz. Whether it be on the low-block, from mid-range, or for downtown, Hachimura can get it done from anywhere on the floor.
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Five must-see moments from the Wizards nail-biting victory over the Hawks originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington