Joe Ingles Has Big Performance For Australia In Exhibition Win Over Argentina

Jul 11, 2021, 10:57 AM
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Patty Mills #5 of the Australia Boomers is congratulated by teammates Nathan Sobey #2, Joe Ingles #7 and Nick Kay #15 after Mills hit a 3-pointer against Argentina at the end of regulation of their exhibition game for an 87-84 win at Michelob ULTRA Arena ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard/forward Joe Ingles posted a big performance for the Australian National team in their exhibition win over Argentina.

Australia knocked off Argentina 87-84 on a buzzer beater by Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs. The game was played at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ingles was the second leading scorer for the Boomers with 16 points, two rebounds and three assists, while shooting 5-of-13 from the field and 4-for-11 from the three-point line in 28 minutes.

Mills was the leading scorer with 17 points to go with his four rebounds and five assists on 6-of-16 shooting from the floor and 4-for-9 from beyond the arc. Philadelphia 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle posted 15 points off the bench, including a perfect 3-for-3 from the perimeter. Aron Baynes poured in 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Former Jazzman and current Houston Rockets guard Dante Exum played 16 minutes while scoring seven points, one rebound and three assists.

For Argentina, Luis Scola led the way with 25 points and eight rebounds on 9-of-18 shooting from the field and 4-for-9 from downtown. Denver Nuggets guard Facundo Campazzo chipped in 12 points and Luca Vildoza had 11 points.

Australia played their first of four exhibition games before beginning their Olympic run in Tokyo, Japan later this month.

Here is the rest of their exhibition schedule:

  • July 12 vs. Team USA at 6 p.m. MDT
  • July 13 vs. Nigeria at 7:30 p.m. MDT
  • July 16 vs. Team USA at 4 p.m. MDT

The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 23, 2021. Click here for KSL Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Games.

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