Nigeria’s D’Tigers will be hoping for their first Tokyo 2020 Olympics win against world number 10 Italy this weekend.
They were beaten by Germany 99-92 in their second group game, a few days after Australia handed them their first defeat of the Games Meanwhile, Jordan Nwora had a superb outing after scoring 33 points at the end of the crunch encounter.
D’Tigers put up a really good fight from the first to the third quarter but let down their guards in the fourth and this defeat leaves their chances of making it to the next round very slim.
Coach Mike Brown’s men lost the first lap of the match with just three points – with the Germans beating them 24-21 in the first 10 minutes.
The third quarter was very fierce, as they both stalemated each other after recording 24-24 points at the end of the lap.
With the game tied at this point, Team Nigeria failed to maintain momentum going into the final quarter as they were beaten 25-18 – losing by seven points which eventually decided the game.
D’Tigers will now face world number 10 Italy in their final group fixtures and they will aim to get their first win of the Tokyo 2020 Games while they hope to progress through to the next round.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jordan Nwora scored the most points for Nigeria in the game after recording a whopping 33 points at the end of the game.
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