Aussies in NBA: Mills brings the magic against Orlando
Patty Mills was instrumental in a big fourth quarter comeback that saw his Spurs taking the 98-96 win over the Orlando Magic.
The Spurs were down as much as 14 points a minute into the last quarter before a rally led by Mills and Kawhi Leonard was able to pin back the plucky Magic.
In the period Mills contributed 9 Points, 2 assists and a crucial steal with a minute left.
What a play from Patty Mills
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) February 11, 2016
PATTY MILLS DUDE!
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 11, 2016
In what was probably his best all-round performance of the season, Mills finished with 17 points (7-of-11 FGs, 3-of-5 3pt), 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in a season-high 31 minutes.
His game included a career high 4 offensive rebounds and the 7 assists were his 2nd highest this season and equal 3rd highest of his career.
Mills has hit some rare form in February which is shaping as the best of his career, averaging the 2nd most points and most assists in month over his 6 games so far.
We wont see Mills in action again for another week with this being the Spurs final game before the All-Star break. Then they will resume the final 6 road games of their annual Rodeo Road Trip.
For the season Mills is now averaging 8.4 points and 2.6 assists, with rising shooting averages of 44.6% FGs and 39.3% from 3-point.