The Nigerian basketball team, D’Tigers, have lost to Germany in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after losing their opening game to Australia.
Both teams had lost their first game to Australia and Italy respectively and had to battle it out hard in their second group games.
Nigeria and Germany were levelled 50-50 at half-time and tied 74-74 at the end of the third quarter. But the Germans ran the show by taking the game beyond D’Tigers which ended 92 – 99 in favor of Germany.
Nigeria and Germany return to the courts on Saturday, July 31 with D’Tigers facing Italy at the Saitama Super Arena, while the Germans face Australia.
With the victory, the German team reached its first victory at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the top of Group B in the men’s sport.
The Germans passed Italy and Australia and sank Nigeria to the bottom of the group with only two points.
However, the teams of Australia and Italy will still face each other in the round and can regain the lead.