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Darius ‘Killer’ Miller 8-for-9 on threes in Game 1 of German league finals

Darius Miller scored 26 points in Brose Baskets’ Game 1 victory in the German BBL’s finals.
Darius Miller scored 26 points in Brose Baskets’ Game 1 victory in the German BBL’s finals. Basketball Bundesliga

Former Mason County High School and University of Kentucky star Darius Miller is trying to add to another championship to the three he already has collected.

Miller — who has won a state title with the Royals (2008), an NCAA title with UK (2012) and a German league title with Brose Baskets (2015) — scored a game-high 26 points in Game 1 of Germany’s Beko Basketball League finals. Brose Baskets defeated Ratiopharm Ulm 101-82.

The league referred to him as “Killer Miller” on its website and “The Differencemaker” on Twitter after he connected on eight of nine three-point attempts. He was also 2-for-2 at the free-throw line, and he had four assists, one rebound and one blocked shot.

Miller averaged 9.4 points and 2.8 assists during the regular season.

He has stepped it up a notch in the playoffs with 12.6 points and 2.6 assists per game.

He shot 43.9 percent from three-point range during the regular season, and has made 61.8 percent during the postseason.

Dennis Varney: 859-231-3514, @ExCats

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