Rio 2016: D’ Tigers Lose To Argentina

Argentina beat Nigeria 94-66 on Sunday in the final Olympic men’s basketball game of the night.

Shane Lawal spent just 3 minutes and 17 seconds in the court after landing awkwardly while trying to grab a rebound.

The big man left the court with a knee injury in the first quarter and didn’t return, thereby depriving the D’Tigers of one of their most physical players.

Facundo Campazzo led Argentina with 19 points, while flag bearer Luis Scola had 18 for the 2004 gold medalists.

Patricio Garino finished with 15 in front of crowd filled with flag-waving Argentina fans who sang and chanted for much of the night.

Nigeria were far below their counterparts in shooting accuracy. Argentina put on a 15-of-34 three-point shooting compared to Nigeria who were 4-of-25.

Ike Diogu scored 15 for Nigeria, the African champions.

They face Lithuania next.

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