• Aussie NBA players Patty Mills (L) and Josh Giddey (R). (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Patty Mills put the NBA on notice again with an incredible night of 3-point shooting in his first meeting with Josh Giddey and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, headlining another week of basketball for our Aussie contingent.
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16 Nov 2021 - 8:31 AM  UPDATED 16 Nov 2021 - 8:31 AM

The Boomers captain was electrifying off the bench as he tallied 29 points with a ridiculous nine three pointers from 12 attempts, helping his Brooklyn Nets to a 120-96 victory on the road as the young core of the Thunder failed to keep up.

While Giddey didn't have his best game so far, he still managed 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists against one of the league's best teams with his rookie season still well in its' infancy.

Elsewhere, Matisse Thybulle's absence due to health and safety protocols has been hurting his Philadelphia 76ers, as they lost three straight games while Joe Ingles' Utah Jazz also faced some early season adversity.

Josh Giddey – Oklahoma City Thunder (5-7)

November 11: v NO Pelicans (108-100 W)

  • Minutes: 31
  • Points: 7 off 3-10 shooting
  • Assists: 9
  • Rebounds: 12

November 13: v Sacramento Kings (105-103 W)

  • Minutes: 25
  • Points: 7 off 3-8 shooting
  • Assists: 5
  • Rebounds: 5

November 15: v San Antonio Spurs (120-96 L)

  • Minutes: 25
  • Points: 6 off 2-10 shooting
  • Assists: 4
  • Rebounds: 5

Patty Mills – Brooklyn Nets (10-4)

November 11: v Orlando Magic (123-90 W)

  • Minutes: 19
  • Points: 6 off 1-7 shooting
  • Assists: 3
  • Rebounds: 2

November 13: v NO Pelicans (120-112 W)

  • Minutes: 25
  • Points: 0 off 0-4 shooting
  • Assists: 1
  • Rebounds: 2

November 15: v OKC Thunder (120-96 W)

  • Minutes: 31
  • Points: 29 off 10-16 shooting
  • Assists: 1
  • Rebounds: 0

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Joe Ingles – Utah Jazz (8-5)

November 10: v Atlanta Hawks (110-98 W)

  • Minutes: 23
  • Points: 4 off 1-3 shooting
  • Assists: 2
  • Rebounds: 1

November 12: v Indiana Pacers (111-100 L)

  • Minutes: 26
  • Points: 7 off 3-6 shooting
  • Assists: 4
  • Rebounds: 4

November 14: v Miami Heat (111-105 L)

  • Minutes: 23
  • Points: 4 off 1-5 shooting
  • Assists: 2
  • Rebounds: 1

Josh Green – Dallas Mavericks (7-3)

November 11: v Chicago Bulls (117-107 L)

  • Minutes: 2
  • Points: 4 off 2-2 shooting
  • Assists: 0
  • Rebounds: 0

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