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Chris Dutton is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Patty Mills to be awarded keys to Canberra

Chris Dutton Canberra basketballer Patty Mills will be awarded the keys to the city next Friday.

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Patty Mills avoids contract hype to focus on NBA celebrations

Patrick Mills celebrates Spurs' NBA championship.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills is avoiding the hype of multimillion-dollar offers to focus on basking in NBA championship glory.

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Mills says San Antonio Spurs were desperate from outset to erase championship pain

Patrick Mills battles with Steven Adams in game six on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says the San Antonio Spurs are desperate to erase the pain of last year's NBA Finals defeat.

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Patty Mills ready for bigger things after helping Spurs to NBA championship, says Shane Heal

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Chris Dutton Patrick Mills helped deliver the NBA championship to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday and Australian basketball great Shane Heal believes the speedy point guard has "earned the right to test the...

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Patty Mills helps San Antonio Spurs win NBA Finals over Miami Heat

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Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA championship.

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Patty Mills helps San Antonio Spurs win NBA finals over Miami Heat

Number one: Patty Mills helped the Spurs to the NBA title.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills has etched his name in Australian sporting history after helping guide the San Antonio Spurs to an NBA championship.

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Canberra's Patty Mills and San Antonio Spurs through to NBA finals against Miami Heat

Tim Duncan gives Patrick Mills a congratulatory pat on the head on Sunday.

Chris Dutton Canberra's Patrick Mills says San Antonio wants to get rid of the "bad taste" from last year's NBA finals defeat.

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NBA: Patty Mills has eyes on top prize for San Antonio Spurs

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs calls a play during the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Chris Dutton Patty Mills puts contract negotiations on hold as he targets another championship series.

Snake, Pearl join forces

Chris Dutton They led the basketball revolution in Australia and now Hall of Famers Cal Bruton and Herb McEachin want to inspire a new generation with a tournament of ''playground ball and old school rules''.

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Gaze urges NBL to recruit NBA star power

29th September 2012, Story by Chris Dutton, Canberra Times Photograph by, Colleen Petch,  Former Canberra Cannons coach Cal Bruton host's a 2 on 2 basketball competition at the Tuggeranong Basketball Stadium, Cal Bruton on the drive

Chris Dutton BASKETBALL great Andrew Gaze has urged the NBL to make an audacious bid to recruit some of the biggest names in the sport to increase popularity and avoid another collapse.

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Bruton, McEachin 'bringing old school back'

Canberra Cannon's legends (L) Herb McEachin and (R) Cal Bruton are joining forces for a 2 on 2 tournament this weekend.

Chris Dutton They led the NBL revolution in Australia and now Hall of Famers Cal Bruton and Herb McEachin want to inspire a new generation with a basketball tournament of "playground ball and old school rules".

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Patty on cusp of NBA title dream

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Patty Mills #8 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Spurs 112-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)  Patty Mills

Chris Dutton A towel-waving army, rock legends and the biggest stage in basketball - Patrick Mills is chasing his NBA championship dream in a world of superstars and megabucks.

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Mills ready to cheer on Spurs in bid for title glory

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Patrick Mills #5 of Australia passes the ball against the United States during the Men's Basketball quaterfinal game on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Chris Dutton Canberra star Patty Mills still feels he's contributed to the San Antonio Spurs' bid for NBA championship glory despite a mystery injury ruining his dreams of being on court for the defining moments.

Gaze tips Mills to blossom at Spurs

Chris Dutton San Antonio Spurs can provide the perfect opportunity for Patrick Mills to relaunch his NBA career and set him up for a successful Olympic campaign later this year, basketball legend Andrew Gaze says.