Patty Mills leads Australia into Final
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  1. Kingfisher
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    Posted 07/30/2010 7:13 PM

    Australia down feisty Iran

    30.07.10

    Australia have survived against a determined Iran team to record a 69-60 victory and remain undefeated at the Stankovic Continental Cup in China, advancing to the Final of the prestigious tournament

    Playing at the Liugang Gymnasium in Liuzhou against the 21st-ranked team in the world, Australia (ranked 11th globally) were troubled by Iran but still improved to a perfect 3-0 record to qualify for the tournament’s Final on Sunday night as the highest-ranked team.

    Australia will now play Slovenia in the Championship Game at 7:30PM local time (9:30PM AEDT) on Sunday, after the Slovenians defeated China in Friday night’s other game to improve to 2-1 for the tournament.  Australia defeated Slovenia, 77-63, on Thursday night and will head into the final as the hot favourites to win their second Stankovic Continental Cup in two years.

    Patrick Mills again led the Australian scoring effort with a team-high 16 points.

     Australia’s head coach Brett Brown said his team underestimated the Iranians.

    "We came out too complacent,” said Brown.  “That’s something that cannot happen again. There is no margin for error at the World Championships. It was a good lesson to learn for the team.

    “You’ve got to give Iran credit. They forced us to go small.  I don’t like doing that but we ended the game with four perimeter guys and David Andersen.  Their guards hurt us, our bigs got in foul trouble and we were having a difficult time defending them, so we decided to go small.  We were lucky to pull away at that stage with some Joe Ingles’ threes and Patty Mills’ layups.”

    The Stankovic Continental Cup is an integral part of Australia’s preparations for the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey from 28 August to 12 September.

    Video highlights of the match can be found at: http://bscup.tom.com/

    The official English-version event website is at: http://bscup.tom.com/english/index.html

    RESULT
    Australian Boomers 69 defeated Iran 60
    Stankovic Continental Cup – Game 3
    Liugang Gymnasium, Liuzhou, China

    [BOXSCORE]

    Top scorers
    AUS – P. Mills 16, D. Andersen 13, J. Ingles 12
    SLO – O. Sahakian 16, Bahrami 14,

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