Japan and Rui Hachimura stunned Germany

Japan Hachimura
Photo: Japan Basketball

Rui Hachimura was unstoppable (31 points) and led Japan past Germany in a Basketball World Cup preparation game in Saitama (86-83).

Hachimura helped his team come back from a six-point deficit in the final minutes of the match (77-83). Japan closed the game on a 9-0 run and earned the victory.

Aside from Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe had 20 points for the winners. On the other hand, Dennis Schroder posted a team-high 16 points for the losing squad.