Patty Mills scores 39 in Olympics

Patty Mills scored a tournament-high 39 points and Australia beat Britain 106-75 on Saturday to earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the men’s Olympic basketball competition.

The San Antonio Spurs guard and former Trail Blazer had 15 points in the third quarter to spark Australia’s comeback. Matt Dellavedova made all three of his 3-point attempts in the period as Australia rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit…

Joel Freeland, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound Englishman the Blazers drafted in 2006, had 16 points for Britain, now 0-4 in its Olympic debut. Freeland signed a three-year contract with the Blazers in July.

– Reported by the Associated Press

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