Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Patty Mills, who is leading 3-0 Australia with 21.7 points and 5.7 assists, emphasized the importance of a short summer tournament. He wants his team to stay focused in the big moment.

Player of the Game
Nick  Kay
EFF
20
Nick Kay
Points 16
Accuracy 7-10
Rebounds 4
Assists 4

"This is a lifetime of work in a matter of a couple of weeks. I'm making sure there are no distractions for me or my teammates," said Mills after dropping 24 points on Germany.

"The game was about this group that's been together for 12 years. They've got a special camaraderie, and they play with a special team-ship. They have got a chance, in these games of importance, to showcase that, and as far as game style goes, it's the extra pass on offense, and it's the five guys playing together and rotating defensively," Australia head coach Brian Goorjian explained after the game. He was happy with his team's progression over three games so far.

"In the first game we played Nigeria, they may be the toughest team we played defensively - we had 24 turnovers. Tonight we played a very physical, well-coached team and had six turnovers." 

Jock Landale, who had 18-3-3 game, spoke about the absence of Aron Baynes and how his team will have to adjust.

"For us, it was about getting used to life without him. About making sure we figure it out with rotations that we'll be playing, with Joe (Ingles) playing the four, and with Nick and I playing the five. I think it was important for us all to just get some really solid minutes out there in our new roles, to adjust to this kind of play." 

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Australijos rinktinÄ—
Vokietijos rinktinÄ—
50%
35/70
Field goals
41%
26/63
28
Rebounds
45
22
Assists
14
13
Steals
3
89%
8/9
Free throws
93%
13/14
63%
24/38
2-pointers
50%
15/30

Best players

Patrick  Mills
24 PTS
9/23 FG
1/1 FT
Andreas  Obst
17 PTS
6/16 FG
0/0 FT
Joe  Ingles
5 REB
4 DREB
1 OREB
Johannes  Voigtmann
13 REB
9 DREB
4 OREB
Patrick  Mills
6 As
3 TO
33 MIN
Maodo  Lo
5 As
6 TO
29 MIN
Nick  Kay
20 EFF
75% 2P%
50% 3P%
Johannes  Voigtmann
16 EFF
33% 2P%
25% 3P%