Basketball: Wizards drop playoff opener as Hachimura makes history

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Rui Hachimura became the first Japanese player to take the floor in an NBA playoff game Sunday, scoring 12 points and grabbing five rebounds for the Washington Wizards in a 125-118 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The eighth-seeded Wizards made a contest of their first-round playoff series opener against the Eastern Conference's top seed at Wells Fargo Center thanks to 33 points from Bradley Beal and double-digit contributions from five other players. Philadelphia forward Tobias Harris led all scorers with 37 points, including 28 in the first half, while All-Star center Joel Embiid added 30 to ...

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