Spurs-Warriors game history-making for Mills, Australia

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills has been updating his blog on NBA Australia pretty regularly, and in his latest entry, he spoke about having the chance to play in a game with two of his Australian teammates.

Mills started a game recently against the Golden State Warriors with Aron Baynes, and his countryman Andrew Bogut was in the lineup for the Warriors. The Spurs had several players out, and aside from being able to secure an exciting win, the game also made history.

It was an unbelievable feeling to start an NBA match alongside two other Australians last week, but I don't think any of us realised what was actually occurring until just before tipoff
I got told earlier in the day that I was starting and I knew Aron Baynes was going to as well, but we were just preparing for the match like it was any other game. 
Then we walked out on court together and I saw Andrew Bogut out of the corner of my eye and went up to him to wish him luck and all of a sudden it started to sink in what was happening. 
There were three of us Aussies starting the match and it was really special to be involved in what was a first for Australian basketball. 
Aside from making history, Mils also talked about playing on such a global team with players from all over the globe.
Mills says he benefits from getting to learn about the different cultures and diversity that makes up the Spurs' roster.
For more on Mills, including why he likes playing in San Antonio so much, make sure to check out his blog.

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Michael founded Project Spurs in 2004. He started The Spurscast, the first Spurs podcast on the Internet, in 2005. Michael has been interviewed by the BBC, SportTalk, the Sports Reporters Radio Show, MemphisSportLive, OKC Sports Wrap and ESPN radio among others. He is a credentialed member of the media for the San Antonio Spurs and Austin Toros. He is also the founder of Project Spurs' sister sites, Toros Nation and Stars Hoops.