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Mills leads Australia previous Finland in FIBA World Cup Group E opener

OKINAWA, Japan, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) — Patty Mills scored a game-high 25 factors to energy Australia to a 98-72 victory over Finland of their FIBA Basketball World Cup opener right here on Friday.

Australia trailed 17-21 after the primary quarter and 30-38 three minutes earlier than the top of the primary half within the Group E encounter.

But the Tokyo Olympic bronze medalists made a powerful comeback afterwards, outscoring the European aspect 25-14 within the third quarter and 28-18 within the fourth en path to their dominant victory.

Mills, now taking part in with the Atlanta Hawks, added eight rebounds, 4 steals and two assists. Josh Giddey scored 14 factors, Joe Ingles added 13 and Dante Exum contributed 10.

Utah Jazz ahead Lauri Markkanen was Finland’s prime performer with 19 factors and eight rebounds.

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