Olympics: Nigeria D’Tigers lose to Australia again

Olympics: Nigeria D’Tigers lose to Australia again

Nigeria national Men’s basketball team, D’Tigers have lost to their counterparts from Australia once again, after their opening day defeat at the Tokyo2020 Olympics, ACLSports reports.

D’Tigers were defeated 84-67 by the Aussies on Sunday morning during their first game at the Tokyo2020 Olympics. 

The win was Australia’s second over the D’Tigers in a matter of weeks, after that humiliation in the exhibition game played as part of the team’s Tokyo2020 Olympics preparation and third overall. 

Despite a good start that ensured they were in the game after the first half, a bizarre capitulation saw the Boomers run away with a 17-point lead. 

The Nigerian representatives struggled throughout the game to make their throws, scoring just 12 of 22 from free throws, managing 17 of 31 attempts from 2 pointers and 7 of 22 from three-pointers. 

Obi Emenago scored a team-high 12 points, Josh Okogie added 11 points and 2 rebounds, while Patty Mills of Australia was the most outstanding g player of the game with 25 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the Semi-Finalists from the last Olympics and the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.

Meanwhile, in the other group B match, Italy overcame a slow start to beat Germany 92-82, inspired by Simone Fontecchio, who had a team-high 20 points and 4 rebounds. 

Maodo Lo of Germany scored a game-high of 24 points, with 4 rebounds. 

Up next, D’Tigers face Germany at 10 am Nigerian time while Australia and Italy battle it out in the other game. 

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