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.


Points:

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”.

 


Rebounds:

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.

The game occurred during early Heatles days who had a weakness in the middle, akin to the Death Star. Bogut gave his best Millennium Falcon impression by being a destructive force on the inside.

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.

 


Assists:

Matthew Dellavedova – 13

vs MIL – 19 Nov 2015

After sharing the previous record with Patty Mills and Dante Exum on 12 assists, Dellavedova made the Australian NBA assist record his own last season with his haul of 13 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The game marked Delly’s first starting gig of the season, and it must have left a solid impression on the Bucks. They ponied-up $38-million to poach him from the Cavs during the offseason and will look to start him.

The Cavs would win the game 115-100 and Delly would produce a game best +16 plus/minus in his 38 minutes.

 


Steals:

Joe Ingles – 6

vs PHX – 17 Mar 2016

The Sun was just about the only thing Ingles didn’t steal in this game against Phoenix, as the Jazz romped to a 103-69 victory.

Stepping into the starting lineup the second game in a row for the injured Gordon Hayward, “Slo-mo Joe” turned was able to crack the code on numerous sloppy passes by using his good anticipation.

Adding a little sugar to his spice, Ingles also got it done on the offensive end, registering his season-high 15 points in the same game.

 


Blocks:

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.

 


3-pointers:

Patty Mills – 6

Three separate occasions:

 

vs PHX – 21 Feb 2016

Mills provided an important spark off the bench with 21 points to help the Spurs shake-off the surprisingly pesky Suns 118-111.

 

vs DAL – 10 Apr 2014

Mills started the game in place of injured Parker and scored a team-high 26 points to lead the Spurs past the Mavericks 109-100.

 

vs ATL 24 Jan 2014

Mills’ three 3-pointers in the first quarter provided separation between the two teams that would continue to grow. The Spurs ran out 105-79 winners, with Mills scoring all 18 of his points from beyond the arc.


Coming soon –  the all-time playoff single game record holders by Aussies in the NBA.

Jayme Markus

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