Rui Hachimura marked his 100th NBA game on Monday with an outbreak of 27 points, leading the Washington Wizards in a 154–141 win over the Indiana Pacers that could affect the playoff race.
The second-year forward shot 12-for-19 from the floor in the 31st minute in Washington’s Capital One Arena, helping the 10th-ranked Wizards improve to 30-35 and finish ninth in the Eastern Conference Kay went within half the game of the Pacers. Standings.
Rui Hachimura (8) of the Washington Wizards threw the ball during a game against the Indiana Pacers in Washington on May 3, 2021. (Copyright 2021 NBAE) (NBAE / Getty / Kyodo)
Hachimura grabbed seven rebels and threw down several big stings as he continued his double-digit scoring streak in every game since his return on April 26.
His Washington teammate Russell Westbrook recorded his 32nd triple-double of the season, scoring 14 points to go along with 21 rebounds and 24 assists – with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus in NBA history The third game, according to NBA.com.
All-Star guard Bradley Beal contributed 26 points for the Wizards, who earned their highest points for the season.
Domantas Sabonis had 32 points and 20 rebounds, while Caris Levert scored 33 points for the Pacers.
Teams that finish between seventh and 10th will enter the NBA’s new playoff tournament. With two wins over the Pacers this season, the Wizards must hold the tie-breaker and complete the teams with the same record.
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