Basketball: Nets' Mills wins top Australian sporting award

Nov 30, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills (8) reacts during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Brooklyn Nets point guard Patty Mills became the first basketball player to receive Australia's highest sporting honour, the Don Award, after leading the national team to their first Olympic medal in Tokyo.

Mills, who became Australia's first indigenous flagbearer at the Tokyo Olympics, scored 42 points as Australia claimed bronze with a third-place playoff win over Slovenia.

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