Hachimura leads Wizards past Hawks in Summer League + other NBA News

Atlanta Hawks’ Amine Noua (7) shoots around Washington Wizards’ Admiral Schofield during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

By The Associated Press

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. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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.

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.

ROCKETS 87, JAZZ 78

Chris Clemons, the national scoring leader last season at Campbell, had 19 points in Houston’s victory over Utah.

Clemons and Zach Thomas each scored 11 points in the first half as Houston build a 51-38 lead. Houston (2-2) led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

Thomas finished with 12 points, and Gary Clark and Johnathan Williams each had 13.

Tony Bradley had 23 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks for Utah (2-2), and Willie Reed added 13 points. The Jazz has 21 turnovers.

CLIPPERS 83, KINGS 80.

Amir Coffey had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Los Angeles beat Sacramento.

Coffey’s driving layup with 12.5 seconds left capped the scoring, with Milton Doyle missing a layup at the other end and the Clippers running out the clock.

Mfiondu Kabengele added 15 points, David Michineau had 14, Kaiser Gates 11 and Jerome Robinson 10 for Los Angeles (3-1). The Clippers shot just 29% in the first half and trailed by 10 points.

Wenyen Gabriel led Sacramento (2-2) with 18 points. Kyle Guy made a steal and beat the third-quarter buzzer with his only 3-pointer of the game to give Sacramento a 63-62 lead.

RAPTORS 94, PACERS 79

Dewan Hernandez scored 18 points, Richard Solomon had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Toronto kept Indiana winless.

Malcolm Miller and Terence Davis each added 16 points for Toronto (2-2). The Raptors had a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter for an 83-71 lead.

Aaron Holiday led Indiana (0-4) with 23 points, but was just 6 of 26 from the field. Brian Bowen II added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Alize Johnson had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Indiana star Victor Oladipo sat courtside.

THUNDER 92, TRAIL BLAZERS 87

Kevin Hervey had a four-point possession late in the fourth quarter and scored 20 points in Oklahoma City’s victory over Portland.

Hamidou Diallo and Deonte Burton each had 14 points, and Luguentz Dort added 12 for Oklahoma City (3-1). Hervey had 13 points in the first half, beating the buzzer from the paint to give the Thunder a 48-36 lead.

Gary Trent Jr. had 22 points and eight rebounds for Portland (1-3). He shot 8 of 24, going 2 of 14 from 3-point range. Portland center Hassan Whiteside, who was traded from the Miami Heat earlier this month, was in attendance.

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