Australia's Boomers beat Pac-12 All-Stars 92-83
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills and Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes helped Australia's Boomers begin their fine-tuning for the Olympics with a 92-83 win over the Pac-12 All-Stars on Tuesday.
The Boomers team for next month's Rio de Janeiro Games was announced Monday and planned two games against the Pac-12 team before leaving Australia. Matthew Dellavedova missed Tuesday's game after failing to get clearance from the NBA but is expected to play in Thursday's game in Melbourne.
Baynes led the Australians with 28 points and nine rebounds, and Arizona guard Kadeem Allen had 15 points for the Pac-12 All-Stars.
Mills, who scored 15 points – including back-to-back three pointers to give Australia momentum in the second quarter – said it was a good chance for the Boomers to work on cohesion.
''It's the first time for us to play together in a game situation, and a chance to blow the cobwebs out,'' Mills said.