Tokyo Olympics: D’Tigers suffer second defeat as quarter-final qualification hangs in a balance!

Nigeria’s men’s senior basketball team, D’Tigers lost their second consecutive match at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics as fell 92-99 to Germany in the early hours of Wednesday.

In a keenly contested match at the Saitama Super Arena, the Germans tied the coach Mike Brown’s side on points twice in the game, at half time (50-50) and third quarter (74-74) before the D’Tigers fell apart in the last quarter.

Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard, Jordan Nwora was the star performer on the day as he scored 33 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists while Miye Oni had 15 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist.

D’Tigers qualification for the quarter-finals now looks dim as they have to beat Italy by a considerable margin and hope to get the outcomes of the game between Australia vs Italy and Australia vs Germany favors them.

Nigeria will take on Italy in their last group match on Saturday.


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