Basketball: Watanabe helps Nets overpower Hachimura’s Wizards


Yuta Watanabe claimed bragging rights when the NBA’s Japanese contingent faced off Friday, with his Brooklyn Nets winning 128-86 against a Washington Wizards side featuring national teammate Rui Hachimura. Watanabe scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench, hitting 6-for-8 from the field, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc. The 28-year-old forward scored in double digits for the second straight game after putting up 10 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Hachimura was kept quiet with just two points and two rebounds in his 18-minute ...

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