Basketball: Hachimura returns from nasal surgery as Lakers beat Suns


Rui Hachimura contributed seven points and two rebounds in his return from nasal surgery Tuesday as he helped the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Phoenix Suns 106-103 and advance to the semifinals of the NBA In-Season Tournament. The Japanese men's national basketball team star had been out of action since undergoing surgery on Nov. 24, two days after suffering a nasal fracture in a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Wearing a custom-made face mask to protect his nose, he played 21 minutes off the bench at Arena in Los Angeles. LeBron James had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds t...

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