Cometh the moment, cometh Patty Mills!
Mills knocked down the game-sealing three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining, giving the Spurs a 102 – 100 win over the Rockets.
This was fun!
— NBA (@NBA) December 21, 2016
Mills finished the game with 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3PT), 2 steals and 1 assist in 24 minutes.
Mills’ final basket capped a big comeback by the Spurs who trailed by as much as 13 points with a little over 4 minutes to go.
The Spurs win improved their road record to a league-leading 15-1 and ended the Rockets 10-game winning streak.
After the game, Mills was at a loss to explain how he got so open for his game-winning shot, telling Yahoo Sports ”I have no clue, mate,”
”I didn’t do anything other than just stand there. It was a (heck) of a pass right in the shot pocket,” he said.
PATTY MILLS I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU
— Spurs Family (@SASpurs5) December 21, 2016
Mills is having the best season of his career so far. He is averaging career highs in points (11.3), assists (3.6), steals (0.9), minutes (23.1), FG% (.479) and 3P% (.430).
He has a strong case to be considered the best backup point guard in the NBA right now, and if he can keep up his good form a legit 6th man of the year contender.
Next up for Mills and the Spurs is a clash against the Clippers on Friday at 2.30pm (AEST).