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Nigeria lost 99-92 to Germany at 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite 33 points from Jordan Nwora

In the early hours of Wednesday, July 28th Nigeria's senior men's team known as D'Tigers suffered a 99-92 loss to Germany at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The loss was the second for D'Tigers in the group stage.

D'Tigers lost to Australia and needed a win against Germany to boost their hopes from qualifying for the group stage. The game started off bad for Nigeria as they lost the first quarter 24-21.

D'Tigers won the second quarter 29-26 went to the halftime break level at 50-50. In the third quarter, it was level 24--24 and 74-74 overall. However, team Nigeria lost the fourth quarter 25-18 and suffered their second defeat.

The result all but seals Nigeria's fate of qualification from the group phase. They have a -24 point differential while group opponents Germany, Italy, and Australia already have a win.

Analysis

The game was going well for Nigeria until midway in the third quarter. D'Tigers made a run to start the third quarter led by Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jordan Nwora.

Nwora was a spark on offense for Nigeria and had one of the best outings in the tournament after the display by Dallas Mavericks Guard Luka Doncic. However, after the time out by Germany, Nwora could not continue with the hot hand with led to the offense being stale.

Another reason why Nigeria lost was due to the officiating. D'Tigers had a ball in the net but was called for goaltending. The officials offered Germany double the free throws and were biased in blowing the whistle all through the game.

Big men Precious Achiuwa and Jahlil Okafor were both in foul trouble which is what sparked the comeback for Germany as Nigeria could not recover from that punch.

There is still hope for Nigeria to qualify but it is very slim as they need to beat up Italy with a wide margin in their final group game slated for this weekend.

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