Rio Olympics: Basketball | Nigeria knocked out of Games by Spain

Nigeria Men’s senior Basketball Team, D’ Tigers have lost their third march to Spain on Thursday, August 11, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Nigeria suffered defeat with a 96 – 87 slip to the world number two Spanish side.

It was a stiff battle for the D’Tigers who made a surprising comeback from the first quarter, having been down by 14 points, to lead 66-65 in the third.

But they could not sustain their lead, giving two quick turnovers that saw the Spaniards run out with back-to-back two points.

The win booked Spain a place in the quarter finals while Nigeria is out of the tournament having lost their first two marches to Argentina and Lithuania respectively.


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By Sydney Chesterfield on August 12, 2016 · Posted in Sports, Trends

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