AUSSIE Aron Baynes has played the best game of his NBA career, helping the San Antonio Spurs extend the agony felt by the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Queensland-raised 27-year-old hit a career-high 15 points, including 14 in the first half, as the Spurs won 109-103.
Baynes (pictured), who was a part of the NBA championship-winning Spurs side last season, scored the opening points of the game after starting as a replacement for the rested Tim Duncan.
Baynes scored 13 points in the Spurs' previous match - a 22-point win against Boston.
The result also meant a 17th straight loss for the 76ers, coached by former Boomers boss Brett Brown.
The 76ers can tie the Nets for the worst start in NBA history (18 losses in a row) tomorrow at Minnesota, with a potential chance to break the record at home on Saturday against Oklahoma City.
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