Japanese basketball officials, fans and media hailed the selection of Rui Hachimura in the NBA draft, saying the move will usher in a new era for the sport in Japan.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
- 2/13L 129-120
- 2/22L 123-110
- 2/23L 119-112
- 2/27W 125-116
- 3/1L 107-96
- 3/3W 135-121
- 3/6W 132-123
- 3/8L 112-111
- 3/9L 135-130
- 3/11W 121-115
- 3/13W 100-90
- 3/15L 116-110
- 3/16W 135-128
- 3/18L 116-95
- 3/20L 126-120
- 3/21L 113-108
- 3/23L 113-108
- 3/26L 124-106
- 3/27W 124-121
- 3/29L 128-124
- 3/31W 95-90
- 4/3L 115-114
- 4/5L 129-112
- 4/7L 113-110
- 4/9L 116-110
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Rui Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on Thursday night.
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