Mike Brown and Nigeria wanted to rock the stage at the Tokyo Olympics, why not target the Olympic medal, but there is still work to be done for the D’Diggers, especially at key moments.
However, Italy will get off to a great start after locating the Nigerian fraud points to point to +12 (29-17) after the first quarter. But in the second quarter (4/4) a devil was behind the 3-point Simesey step, with Nigeria sticking to a small point (40-39) at half-time.
D’Tigers’ physical prowess and outward prowess seemed to drive the game in their favor, with Nigeria needing at least 7 points to win the quarterfinals.
At the end of the third quarter Jahl Okafor and Jordan Envora gave an attacking boost, where Italy trailed by 8 points (56-64).
But as their 3-point shots did not come home, Niccol மெல்ல Melli, Axel Polonara and Simone Fondecio talked their technique under the circle. As often happens in these matches, Nigeria struggled to set their game under the pressure of decisive moments when the squad took on the Azura colors. The game was in favor of an Italian 14-0, from which the D’Diggers could not recover, and Italy snatched a second victory (80-71).
When Nigeria are knocked out with three defeats in several meetings, what can undoubtedly give the team second place (or first place if Germany does a big spanking over Australia).
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