Former Gael Patty Mills Leads Australian Olympic Team To Stunning Victory Over Great Britain

AP Photo Patrick Mills captured the world's attention with 39 points today against Great Britain at the Olympic Games.Saint Mary's former guard Patrick “Patty” Mills
torched Great Britain's Olympic basketball team with a blistering second half performance, and a tournament-best 39-point downpour, to stun the United Kingdom's squad with a 106-75 victory.

Great Britain held a comfortable 10-point lead at the end of the first period. However, Mills came storming back and lit up the Brits for 15 points in the third quarter and led Australia's national team to a dominating win.

The impressive victory means Mills, who plays in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs, and current Gael Matthew Dellavedova, who chipped in three critical three-pointers to help break team UK's spirit, will advance to play in a quarterfinal game at the London Olympic Games. The road for the Aussie team won't get any easier though. Next up is Russia, which upset the second-ranked Olympic team from Spain. Read more at

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Sunday, August 5, 2012