Patty Mills has stepped up in the absence of starting point guard Tony Parker to lead San Antonio to a 3 – 2 NBA playoff series lead over Houston.

In his first career playoff start, Mills (pictured) drilled five three pointers in San Antonio’s thrilling overtime  110 – 107 defeat of the Rockets.

The victory leaves the Spurs just a win away from a Western Conference finals date with the Golden State Warriors.