Patty Mills sets up win over China
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  1. Kingfisher
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    Posted 07/28/2010 5:31 PM

    The Australian  men’s national basketball team have upset their higher ranked Chinese hosts, 64-63, in their opening game at the 2010 Stankovic Continental Cup tonight at the Liugang Gymnasium in Liuzhou, China.

    Despite playing before a rabidly pro-China crowd, Australia (ranked number 11 in the world by FIBA) came from behind to upset the number nine ranked team on their own court. 

    The Australian NBA duo of David Andersen and Patrick Mills teamed up to score the winning basket for Australia.  With one second left to play, Mills drove to the hoop and found Andersen, who made an acrobatic lay-in. 

    Mills top-scored for Australia with 13 points, while Matt Nielsen added 12.  Joe Ingles, Mark Worthington and Andersen all chipped in with eight points apiece.   For China, it was their NBA players who shone.   New Jersey Nets star Yi Jianlian had a game-high 17 points while former Dallas Maverick and LA Clipper Wang Zhizhi had 12.  

    Australian head coach Brett Brown - (Spurs Assistant Coach) said Mills and Andersen showed their NBA class with the final play.

    “We called a time out and made sure we got the ball to Patty, and he made a great play to find David,” Brown said.  "David then made a difficult, skilled shot.  That was just two NBA players making plays.  They got us over the line.”

    Brown was satisfied after earning a close win first up after an uneven first half.

    “The first half we were very erratic, and it was really a typical first game after a tough training camp,” said Brown.  “Our rhythm was just not there yet and we were very scattered.  We had 11 first-half turnovers and sent China to the line 17 times because we came out a little too aggressive.  That’s a natural by-product of us coming off a very good training camp.

    “We got down double digits twice, but to the players’ credit they persevered and the second half was much better,” Brown continued.  “We only had four turnovers, they only got to the line eight times and I was  happy with our defence in the second half. Australia outscored China 20-13 in the final period to earn the win.  The Chinese led 37-28 at the half.

    Australia's next game will be tomorrow night (Thursday 29 July) when they face off against powerful European team Slovenia, who are ranked 20th in the world.   In the tournament’s earlier game, Slovenia beat Iran 107-74 behind Primo Brezec’s 13 points. 

    Australian  64 defeated China 63

    1st Quarter – AUS 17, CHN 16.
    2nd Quarter – AUS 28, CHN 37
    3rd Quarter - AUS 44, CHN 50
    FINAL - AUS 64, CHN 63.

    Top scorers
    AUS – P. Mills 13, M. Nielsen 12, J. Ingles 8, M. Worthington 8, D. Andersen 8
    CHN – Y. Jianlian 17, W. Zhizhi 12, L. Wei 11.

      The Boxscore on the official website appears to be written by a Chinese bloke who has only had a 2 day course in English, so here are Patty's numbers

    Patty's numbers for the game - 18mins on court, 13 pts -FG%40, 3pt%42, 1 steal, 2 assists, 3 rebound all def and 2 turnovers.
    I am a fan of PATRICK MILLS AND BEER GOGGLES
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