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Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 11:44 am  |  19 responses

Patty Mills’ Buzzer-Beating 3-Pointer Helps Australia Upset Russia (VIDEO)

The Spurs guard comes through in the clutch.

In late-game situations, you always need to watch the player in-bounding the ball. This is something you’ll hear coaches—at all levels—beg of their players, and, earlier today, San Antonio Spurs guard and former St. Mary’s star Patty Mills showed why with this buzzer-beating 3-pointer. The shot gave Australia (3-1) an 82-80 win over previously undefeated Russia, who fell to 4-1 with the loss.

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  • http://Slamonline.com 1982

    Clutch.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    It was a heck of a game. I was jumping up and down around the tv like an absolute maniac watching that game/final shot. Very, very proud to be an Australian today.
    And Russia played hard too, they didn’t play second-string players, they wanted to win that.
    David Blatt (sp) (Russian coach) said during the time-out prior to the final play “force the outside shot, if they make it, they make it and we move on”.
    Excellent game.

  • Nick

    Patty “hahahaha” Mills.

  • LA Huey

    Nice. What goes around, comes around.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    i’m just excited that this is a recording of a TV screen.

  • AQWORD

    Money !!!

  • Heals

    Great way to get the hoops “juices” going in the early am over here on the west coast…

  • http://www.nba.com VanCityBBall

    great shot!!! but why didnt they switch all the screens like your supposed to do in those situations?!?!?!?!

  • Flash

    They were watching him. It was a good screen though

  • js

    Now watch the US smash us.

  • Lan

    Great play by the Ozzies!

  • http://www.t-mac.com/tmac/index unf*ckwitable

    Nice shot Patty!

  • Dirty Sixer

    What an amazing finish to what was already such an exciting game! Go Patty and C’mon Aussies!!! To think I was cringing when he first launched the shot (he was 1-8 or something before that from 3pt). Shouldn’t have doubted. Ingles is coming up huge for Aus too!

  • Groves

    Proud to be an Aussie!

    Disappointed that we finished 4th instead of 3rd in group B

  • http://www.nba.com Dacre

    Do the Boomes get a chance to play for a medal?

  • Waskito

    Love the Russian coach grounded his 2 players because they always talked back in the huddle.

  • project_X

    Have a look at the greatest buzzer ever..

    Croatian team vs Serbian, its a finals game played in Croatia.
    Serbian team misses two free-throws, Croatians make the three with 0,6 left and start celebrating..

    They should not have done that, enjoy:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr3Z9HcWWTE&feature=related

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4FqOUz-Ia4 Ugh

    Patty hit a hard shot with two guys coming at him with hardly any time – but it was
    a HUGE double pick set by Dellavedova to get him open. A hard fought win.

  • BallsDeep

    Patty is Australia’s own Kobe Bryant! but better… (coughs)
    Seriously, it’s good to see. About time after a terrible start at the Olympics!!
    go Aussie!

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