Mills was part of impact off the bench to see off the Miami Heat…
San Antonio Spurs back-up guard Patty Mills played an integral role in the Game 5 win on Sunday night, scoring 14 points in the third quarter in a key run.
The Australian star finished the 104-87 win with 17 points off the bench, and proved yet again to be an invaluable part of coach Gregg Popovich’s rotation as the Spurs clinched a 4-1 series win to bounce back from the heartbreak of last year.
While Kawhi Leonard received the Finals MVP award and the Big Three received their praise for leading the team to a fifth NBA championship, Mills has provided a spark off the bench on countless occasions for the Spurs this year.
His third-quarter performance helped the Spurs gain a lead and make the night more comfortable in front of an expectant AT&T Center crowd, with the atmosphere coming alive through his play.
Mills has been praised for his work during the off-season last summer to improve his conditioning to go along with his offensive play, and it came to the fore at exactly the right time as the Spurs celebrate another championship.