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Rui Hachimura Lifts the Lakers with a Career-Best 3-Point Shooting Effort

In a road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles forward Rui Hachimura poured in 32 points, including 7-for-8 from 3-point range.



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Los Angeles Lakers forward Rui Hachimura shoots a jumper as Memphis Grizzlies big man Santi Aldama defends in the first half at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 27, 2024. (Petre Thomas/USA TODAY SPORTS)

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Rui Hachimura had the hot scoring touch, so he kept shooting. 

The Gonzaga University product scored a game-high 32 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Los Angeles Lakers' 136-124 road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, March 27.

Most notably, Hachimura sank 7 of 8 3-point attempts, making a career-high total from beyond the long-distance arc. And he was 5-for-5 on 3s in the second half.

In his 35-plus minutes, Hachimura finished 11-for-14 from the floor. He also blocked two shots at FedEx Forum.

Lakers frontcourt mate and future Hall of Famer LeBron James had 23 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to help carry his club to its fifth consecutive victory.

"Rui's ability to shoot and spread the floor was big time for us," James was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. "He just stayed locked in all night."

Hachimura credited his teammates with passing him the ball at opportune times.

"All the passes came at the right time, on the right spot, so I think I was able to have easy shots," said Hachimura, who is averaging 12.8 points per game, according to Kyodo News.

Hachimura picked up the scoring slack with All-Star big man Anthony Davis sidelined. Davis had a 34-point, 23-rebound effort against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday but also hyperextended his knee.

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Author: Ed Odeven

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