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Australia Beats Germany 89-76 To Sweep Basketball Pool

Jul 31, 2021, 4:33 AM

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Joe Ingles #7 of Team Australia drives to the basket against Isaac Bonga #0 and Johannes Thiemann #32 of Team Germany during the first half of a Men's Basketball Preliminary Round Group B game on day eight of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 31, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Patty Mills scored 24 points, Jock Landale added 18 and Australia pulled away for an 89-76 victory over Germany and an undefeated finish to group play.

Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles scored six points on 2-8 shooting, including 2-6 on three-pointers. He added five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Ingles posted a plus-11 rating during his nearly 27 minutes of action.

Former Jazzman Dante Exum added eight points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal.

Nic Kay helped the Australians finally break free in a close game and finished with 16 points.

The Australians went 3-0 to win Group B, a balanced pool where they, Italy and Germany all played competitive games against each other.

Italy finished second at 2-1 and Germany will hope to be one of the two third-place teams that will reach the quarters along with the top two teams in each of the three pools.

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Australia Beats Germany 89-76 To Sweep Basketball Pool