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D'Tigers Nigeria lose to Spain in Rio Olympics

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

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D'Tigers Vs Spain

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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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