Mills scores career-high 27 points in Spurs win over Phoenix

Mills scores career-high 27 points in Spurs win over Phoenix

Australian Boomers point guard Patty Mills has had an NBA career-high in points today, finishing with 27 in just over 34 minutes of floor time, including the two free-throws that iced the game late in the fourth quarter, the Spurs winning 110-106 against the Phoenix Suns.

Already with the best record in the Western Conference and equal best record in the League, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich decided to rest stars Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan in the game, which gave players like Mills the opportunity to show their wares.

Mills didn’t disappoint, leading all scorers, while also dishing out five assists playing against two-time NBA MVP point guard Steve Nash, in what many believe was his last game with the Phoenix Suns, with Nash becoming a free agent at the end of the current season.

Mills finished with 9-23 shooting including 3-8 from three-point territory as well as a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line. He also picked up a steal and two rebounds to boost his stats on the season as the side looks ahead at the NBA Playoffs.

The San Antonio Spurs play their final game of the regular season against Andrew Bogut’s new side the Golden State Warriors tomorrow, before the NBA post-season tips off this Saturday US time. They are expected to line-up against the Utah Jazz in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.   

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