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Aussie swingman Mitch Creek made the most of his first meaningful slice of NBA minutes.

The Horsham-native signed a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets last week following an impressive stint for the franchise’s G League affiliate – Long Island.

After being used scarcely in his first few games on Brooklyn’s bench, head coach Kenny Atkinson finally gave Creek extended time on the floor in a 104-112 road loss to Aron Baynes’ Boston Celtics on Tuesday. And he ran with it.

The former Adelaide 36er was injected into the game late in the first quarter for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

After watching fellow Aussie Baynes score five quick points for the opposition, Creek promptly made his first ever NBA field goal with a driving floater to close out the opening period.

Creek finished with six points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 18 minutes, playing the majority of his minutes as a stretch power forward. Additionally, the 26-year old was the only Net to post a positive plus-minus of +6 on the floor.

The 26-year old made several highlight plays, including a silky transition layup right by Celtics guard Jaylen Brown in the third and calmly sinking a pair of free throws in the fourth.

Baynes recorded a season-high 16 points and as well as six rebounds and was excited to see another Aussie take the floor.

“It’s great to see, the more Aussies on court in the NBA the better I reckon,” Baynes told YES Network post-match.

“It”s good to see another bloke out here representing Australia.”

Creek will look to look to earn another 10-day contract as the Nets deal with a slew of injuries to key players, including Caris LeVert, Allan Crabbe and Spencer Dinwiddie.

Brooklyn’s next game is at home against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday (AEST).