FIBA World Cup 2019: Top 5 individual performances from the quarterfinals
#4 Patty Mills - Australia
Patty Mills has never been able to establish himself as a starter in the NBA, although the San Antonio Spurs star has demonstrated his ability to lead his nation during Australia's terrific run in China. Mills was once again at his best during Australia's comfortable victory over the Czech Republic as he controlled the tempo of the game from the backcourt.
In 29 minutes, Mills posted 24 points while shooting 60% from the field. The 31-year-old also exploded from beyond the arc as he knocked down 6 of his 9 three-point attempts. He also led his team in assists (6), and the point guard will play a huge role as Australia attempt to defy expectations and return home with an unlikely gold medal.Published 11 Sep 2019, 21:59 IST