Here's why Patty Mills as FIBA World Cup MVP…

Patty Mills’ 34 points in 45 minutes on Friday night against Spain might not have come with a win, but it again highlighted his value and heroics as he needed to shoulder a heavy scoring load against a locked in defence. At the most basic level, the on-court identity of this Australian team in the Andrej Lemanis era stems from the offence. It’s a system that features both ball and player movement and relies on intelligent reads. Through its success, and often visually appealing plays, it has garnered the attention and respect of fans and rivals.

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