Patty Mills, the former second round draft pick of the Portland Trail Blazers and current San Antonio Spur, seems to have a knack for the big time. He was at it again earlier this morning, as his Australian team took on the Russians in their last game of group play. Australia was down 80-79 with 4.1 seconds remaining when he inbounded the ball to the right corner. Except the Russians committed a cardinal sin and lost track of the inbounder, as Mills caught the ball at the top of the key off of a screen and nailed a three as time expired. Read More »
If you missed out on the Russia and Brazil heart-pounder earlier this afternoon, you missed out on the best basketball game of the Olympics thus far. Russia pulled it out after a run of potential game-winning shots was finally ended by Vitaly Fridzon. Fridzon banged a triple from the corner as his defender nearly took out his legs, allowing Russia to escape, 75-74.
Leandro Barbosa, who’s a free agent being linked to both the Cavs and Lakers, had one final shot at it. But all he could muster was an off-balance triple attempt off one foot. Read More »