Mills hard at work despite recent binge

Spurs guard Patty Mills was one of the last players to leave the Spurs practice facility, firing hundreds of jumpers in extensive work with Spurs assistant Brett Brown after the team’s Saturday afternoon practice.

As he continued  work, Spurs general manager R.C. Buford made a comment that probably best described Mills’ recent binge.

 ”Hey Patty,” Buford said, chuckling. “You can go home because the dance ends at midnight.”

Mills erupted for 27 points against Phoenix and 34 against Golden State to help the Spurs finish off the season with two victories. 

His scoring over the final two games was the most by a Spur in a two-game period other than Tony Parker, who accomplished the feat three times this season.

Parker said he was proud of Mills’ performance and not especially surprised.

“I was voting for him when we were going to sign him,” Parker said. “I was like, ‘I play with him every summer and he’s pretty good.’ I was very happy for him. He was very aggressive. He played good basketball and I think he’ll help us during the playoffs.”

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