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    Mitch Creek.

Mitch Creek in form as NBL kicks off

Horsham basketballer Mitch Creek returned to Australia’s National Basketball League with a bang last week as he led new team South East Melbourne Phoenix to a debut victory against Melbourne United.

Creek was the game’s best player, scoring 28 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing four assists as the Phoenix pulled out a nail-biting 91-88 win.

He also made one of the biggest plays of the game, nailing a straightaway three-pointer inside the last minute to break an 84-84 deadlock.

Creek previously captained the NBL’s Adelaide 36ers, but signed a two-year deal with the Phoenix earlier this year.

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His contract with the Phoenix includes a provision for him to leave the team if he is offered another National Basketball Association contract.

Creek made his NBA debut this year with the Brooklyn Nets, also appearing for the Minnesota Timberwolves at the end of the season.

He competed as a member of the Timberwolves’ NBA Summer League team, but so far has not been offered a contract for the 2019-20 season.

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