With the NBA, Wizards' Yachimura Ran  kicked off their match against the Cavaliers in their hometown Washington, scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds in a 30-min 10-second appearance. The team lost 108-113.
The first game of the second half of Wizards. Hachimura scored 11 points in the first half alone and showed his contribution to the team. In the third quarter [Q], he recorded two steels and showed his presence, "I guess the defense and offense had a little impact today." However, the team allowed a reversal in the middle of the fourth quarter of the game.
On the day of the event, a large advertisement was buried in the team's local newspaper, the Washington Post, with messages of support from Japan. "I'm happy to be supported by the Japanese while playing very far from Japan, and I want to do my best to meet my expectations."