Did Team USA lose to Nigeria?
LAS VEGAS — Team USA suffered a stunning and sobering defeat in its first exhibition game before the Olympics, getting outplayed by Nigeria in a 90-87 loss Saturday night. … “In a way I’m kind of glad it happened,” Team USA coach Gregg Popovich said. “It means nothing if we don’t learn from it.
How did Nigeria beat the USA?
The Nigeria men’s basketball team made 20 3-pointers and stunned the United States 90-87 on Saturday in a pre-Olympic exhibition game in Las Vegas. “I thought that the Nigerian team played very physically, did a great job in that regard and knocked down a lot of 3s,” U.S. coach Gregg Popovich said. “Give them credit.”
Why did USA lose to Nigeria?
A lack of familiarity and practice contributed to the loss in the exhibition opener. The USA Men’s National Team (0-1) stumbled in its first exhibition game as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympic Games, losing 90-87 to Nigeria on Saturday at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
How did Team USA lose?
Apparently falling to Nigeria and Australia in exhibition contests didn’t serve as a big enough wake-up call for the U.S. men’s basketball team. France handed Team USA its first Olympic loss since 2004 on Sunday, defeating the Americans 83-76 in the first game of group play.
Does Nigeria have any NBA players?
Nigeria has named 12 players in its men’s basketball squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games here. Jordan Nwora is among the NBA stars named, with his Milwaukee Bucks side becoming NBA champions today after a 4-2 series win over Phoenix Suns. …
Did the USA Basketball win?
(CNN) — Team USA avenged its early Olympic loss to France by beating the French men’s basketball team 87-82 for the gold medal on Saturday in the Japanese city of Saitama. It was the 100th medal won by Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and the country’s 32nd gold.