Aussies in NBA: All-time regular season record holders
Ever thought about what the Australian NBA record is for each statistical category, and who holds it?
Well, wonder no more. Here are the current record holders for NBA regular season games, check it out.
Patty Mills – 34
vs GSW – 26 April 2012
In the Spurs 107-101 victory over the Warriors, Mills not only set his current career highs in both points and assists (12), but at the same time set the Australian record in both categories.
With the Spurs missing their Big Three, Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich, Mills was inserted into the starting lineup. He was in total Thrills mode throughout the game, shooting 14-25 FG, 4-10 3PT and 2-2 FT, while adding a few daggers to end the surprisingly entertaining contest.
He was certainly helped by the fact the Warriors were in full tank mode to keep their top 7 protected pick, with a bunch of their players “injured”.
Ben Simmons – 34
vs CLE – 7 Dec 2019
Simmons dropped a new career-high 34 points in an impressive display against the Cavs. He shot 12 of 14 from the field and had everyone in a buzz in draining a second career triple!
Andrew Bogut – 27
vs MIA – 7 Jan 2011
Bogut produced a mammoth effort on the glass during the Bucks 101-95 overtime loss to the Miami Heat.
Added to his huge rebound tally was his typically stout defense which produced 2 blocks and 3 steals, to go along with 12 points.
His importance to the Bucks’ chances was highlighted by the fact he barely took a seat, playing a game-high 48 minutes.
Ben Simmons – 17
vs DET – 24 Dec 2019
Ben Simmons got into the Christmas spirit of giving by handed out a career-high 17 assists in a win against the Detroit Pistons. While he was in a giving mood, he also chalked up a casual 16 points and 13 rebounds to register a 26th career triple double.
The 76ers would dismantle the Pistons 125-109, with Simmons leading the way.
Ben Simmons – 7
vs DET – 10 Oct 2019
In Philly’s 117-11 road win against the Pistons, Ben Simmons could have been charged with grand theft auto, escaping town with a new person best 7 steals, eclipsing the mark previously held by Joe Ingles. Simmons came up big down the stretch with some huge steals to ensure a 76ers victory.
Simmons would also tally 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 10 assists in another near-triple double performance.
Andew Bogut – 9
vs NOP – 7 Apr 2015
When Bogut held his block party in New Orleans he showed what a great host he is by ensuring everyone on the Pelicans received equal attention.
Draymond Green summed up the performance perfectly after the game, saying “I’m not gonna step back & pop champagne bottles like that’s not what he do. That’s what he do.”
Bogut also boasted a team best +8 for plus/minus in his 28 minutes and was close to producing Australia’s first triple-double by adding 8 points and 8 rebounds.
His good work would ultimately go unrewarded as the Warriors lost a tight one, 100-103.
Patty Mills – 7
vs BKN – 19 Dec 2019
Boomers Patty was back for the Spurs as he led them to a 118-105 win against the Nets 118-105. Patty Mills drilled 27 points and 7 triples as he continued his outstanding 2019/20 season.
vs BKN – 17 Jan 2018
Patty Mills was on fire against the Nets, draining 7 of 8 three-pointers on his way to tallying 25 points with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals at the Spurs beat the Nets 100-95.
Joe Ingles – 7
vs MIA – 23 Dec 2019
Joe was Jinglin’ at Christmas, dropping an equal career-high 27 points and 7 treys against the Heat (7-12 3PT). However Miami took home the presents, holding on for a 107-104 win, with Ingles also adding 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
vs GSW – 19 Oct 2018
Golden State slow the scoring of Jingles, as ‘Slow-Mo’ Joe equaled his career high of 27 points while hitting 7 of 11 treys alongside 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Yet the Jazz came up shot in a nail-biter, going down to the Warriors 123-124.
vs HOU – 2 May 2019
The Jazz only won a single game in the 2018 NBA Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets, and it came on the back of the hot hand of Joe Ingles.
‘Slow-Mo’ Joe was on fire, draining 7 of 9 triples on his way to logging a new career-high 27 points, leading the Jazz to victory.
Coming soon – the all-time playoff single game record holders by Aussies in the NBA.