Basketball: Hachimura scores 18 as Wizards clinch playoff berth

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Rui Hachimura is set to make his NBA playoff debut after helping the Washington Wizards clinch the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference on Thursday with a 142-115 blowout of the Indiana Pacers. The second-year forward scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds in the playoff play-in tournament elimination game at Washington's Capital One Arena. Russell Westbrook orchestrated a balanced Wizards' attack -- dishing 15 assists to go with his 18 points and eight rebounds -- while Bradley Beal led all scorers with 25 points. The Wizards, who missed out on the seventh seed by falling to the Boston C...

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