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Argentina inflict another World Cup pain on Nigeria

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Argentina have inflicted another World Cup pain on Nigeria, but this time in basketball.

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Nigeria’s men basketball team, D’Tigers recorded a 94-81 points loss to Argentina at the Wuhan Wuhan Sports Center to record their second loss at the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Monday in China.

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The D’Tigers won the second quarter 26-15 to head into halftime tied 43-43 after going down by 11 points in the first quarter.

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On resumption of the third quarter, the D’Tigers couldn’t hold on to the momentum as they were crushed 29-18 to set up a tensed 4th and final quarter.

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Minnesota Timberwolves star, Josh Okogie scored a game high 18 points, but it was not enough to help the D’Tigers stop the rampaging Argentina led by Patricio Garino who poured in 17 points.

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Nigeria earned a paltry 18 points from 15 turnovers as against Argentina’s 27 points from 16 turnovers to surrender control of the game.

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The D’Tigers had earlier lost to Russia 82-77 points on Sunday in their first group game of the Basketball World Cup.

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Nigeria next face South Korea in the last group game.

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