Mills put up four points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist and one steal across 16 minutes in Tuesday's 95-91 loss to the Thunder in Game 5 of the series. After averaging 20.5 minutes per game during the regular season, Mills has unsurprisingly seen his court time fall in the playoffs now that coach Gregg Popovich is leaning more heavily on his starters. Mills has only surpassed 20 minutes once in five games during the series, posting no more than five points in any contest.
Mills put up 16 points (5-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and two assists over 19 minutes in Tuesday's 94-68 Game 2 win over the Grizzlies. Despite playing only 19 minutes in both of the first two games of the series, Mills has tormented the Grizzlies in two blowout victories for the Spurs, compiling a total of 31 points on 9-for-18 shooting from the field and 7-for-13 from three-point range. So long as the Spurs continue to blow the Grizzlies out of the water in the first half of games, Mills could remain a viable scoring source for the team through the remainder of the series.
Mills totaled 15 points (4-8 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 19 minutes during the Spurs' 106-74 win against the Grizzlies on Sunday. Mills was marvelous on Sunday, showcasing his stellar outside shooting while filling it up nicely in the other categories. Through 53 playoff games, Mills has never seen more than 26 minutes, and he maxed out at 20 minutes during last year's series versus the Clippers. Nevertheless, Mills is a superb spark plug, and one of the most capable contributors in the league as far as backup point guards go.
Mills managed seven points (1-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three assists, and one rebound in 16 minutes during the Spurs' 102-98 win against the Thunder on Tuesday. Mills hasn't been able to find the touch offensively during April. Through six games this month, he is averaging 6.8 points on 26 percent shooting to go with 3.5 assists, 1.2 threes, and 1.2 rebounds in 20 minutes. However, with Tony Parker and several Spurs' regulars set to receive Wednesday's game off, Mills seems likely to draw a start, and could be a worth a look as a cheap guard option in daily leagues.
Mills came off the bench to score 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt) while doling out four assists and securing one rebound in 22 minutes during Monday's win over the Grizzlies. The Aussie saw an increase in usage with many of the Spurs' regulars sitting out, and he responded with an efficient scoring performance. Mills has scored in double-digits in two straight games, but had just 14 points combined in his previous three, illustrating the nature of his role in the team's ever-changing lineup.
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