Basketball: Hachimura returns from injury in Wizards win

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Rui Hachimura returned to the Washington Wizards starting lineup Wednesday after missing two games with a tight right shoulder, contributing 9 points and 7 rebounds in a 131-116 win over the Orlando Magic.

The second-year forward from Japan was unable to extend his career-best double-digit scoring streak to 12 NBA games, but appeared untroubled by his shoulder while playing 30 minutes at Orlando's Amway Center.

All-Star guard Bradley Beal returned from a five-game injury absence to score a game-high 26 points for the Wizards, who hit a season-best 19-of-36 from behind the 3-point line.

The win snapped a four-game skid for the Wizards, who occupy 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings with an 18-32 record.