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D’Tigers Nigeria beaten by Argentina in Rio 2016

Nigeria's D'Tigers could not contain Argentina in the Basketball event of 2016 Olympic Games.

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Nigeria Vs Argentina play Nigeria Vs Argentina (Getty Images )

Nigeria’s Senior Basketball Team lost their first game at Rio 2016 Olympic Games 94-66 to Argentina.

D’Tigers started the game poorly and had no answers for the Argentines who were fantastic with their shoots.

Nigeria were behind very early in the game 11-0 but managed to get it to 22-15 in the first quarter.

They were looking to have a grip on the game before Shane Lawal got injured early in the game.

Argentina however were very efficient and clinical with their shots.  From 34 outside shots attempted, 15 of them were on target.

Ike Diogu had the highest point for the D'Tigers (15 points) led in the Nigerian team and also had 13 rebounds.

Ike Diogu play Ike Diogu (Getty Images )


Ebi Ere is next with 14 points and 3 rebounds.

D’Tigers who only managed four out of 25 will face Lithuania next.

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