USA defeats Nigeria in Olympic basketball Reviewed by Momizat on . The United States on Thursday night knocked off Nigeria’s D’Tigers 156-73, in the highest scoring basketball game in Olympic history. Nigeria set the record for The United States on Thursday night knocked off Nigeria’s D’Tigers 156-73, in the highest scoring basketball game in Olympic history. Nigeria set the record for Rating:
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USA defeats Nigeria in Olympic basketball

The United States on Thursday night knocked off Nigeria’s D’Tigers 156-73, in the highest scoring basketball game in Olympic history.

Nigeria set the record for conceding more than 100 per cent of the points scored by a team.

It was a game in which Olympic scoring records were broken across the board, reports NBA Circle.

Carmelo Anthony scored 37, surpassing the US record of 31 by Stephon Marbury, on 10/12 from three point land, also a US record, in just 14 minutes.

The US shot 29/46 from 3 (a record) & 30/37 from inside the arc on 41 assists (tying the Olympic record). The 156 US points surpassed the Olympic record of 138 by Brazil and the 83 point differential is a US Olympic record.

The final score of 156 points is the U.S highest winning scoring while 83 point differential is a U.S Olympic record.

The sensational win featured 37 points from Carmelo Anthony for a U.S Olympic individual scoring high.
No fewer than 12,000 spectators gathered on Thursday to watch the keen Group A basketball game between both sides at the Olympic basketball arena in London.

The game was another dismal outing for Nigeria’s D’Tigers, two days after their defeat by Lithuania. The USA-Nigeria game ended ‎​49-25 in the first quarter and was 78-42 at half-time.

The third quarter ended ‎​119-62 in favour of U.S, with Nigeria showing no sign of improving. The game ended U.S 156 Nigeria 73.

Despite the loss, Nigeria still remains the highest scoring African basketball team at the Olympics so far.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tosinloluwa Tosin Odubela

    I dont like your rider, it is unpatriotic

  • tommy_68

    I wish I did not watch this match. But when will our country Nigeria pay attention to sports development and save us from this shame we suffer at every competition? We will be happier without a Sports Minister with the poor showing at the Current Olympic. I have never seen or heard when a Tiger was devoured but we were just butchered yesterday. We pride ourselves as the giant of Africa when we can not win a single medal when others are celebrating over 37 medals. How can Team Nigeria perform magic when they are camped for only 2-3 weeks prior to the Olympics when their competitors do so for 4 years. I weep for my country NIGERIA!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Cooper/100000491192360 Larry Cooper

    Take it easy everyone.  Team USA was not out to shame anyone.  The Olympics is a world wide competition where each country competes.  Each team or individual is attempting to win the gold and in doing so set new world records for all the world to match.  If say Nigeria beats everyone in the high jump competition by a huge difference, why would the other competitors be shamed?  They are competing are they not?  Perhaps, on the positive side, the Nigerian team gained a great deal of insight into the game of basketball from team USA.  This game is a game invented in the USA.  It’s origin began with a fruit basket on a pole and a homemade ball.  In other words, the game was made and perfected in the USA.  No need to feel threatened, you faced the best, most knowledgable  players in the world.  If I understand correctly, the Nigerian team also set a record for their country scoring more points than any other Nigerian team.  Focus on that victory.

  • http://twitter.com/Ikpa_Ekpe_1 Long Arm of the Law

     
    tommy_68 wrote: “… But when will our country Nigeria pay attention to sports development and save us from this shame we suffer at every competition?”

    My answer: When we all take serious responsibility for our country and stop making everything somebody else’s fault or responsibility. In my opinion, they dared to make something out of nothing. They have earned my respect as an Olympic team, they made it to the Olympics and represented their country.

  • MASKVILLA

    Common Guys, cheer up. D’Tigers deserve some level of commendation to have qualified in the first place and to have the courage to step out there to play against the NBA all stars.

    Lets learn to appreciate what we have. They perfomed to the best of their knowledge considering the preparation and the level of opposition. Atleast, the beat their African opponents in the first Game.

    Lets wish them well and support them for the game against Argentine. Way to go D’Tigers.

    @tommy_68:disqus . When a Tiger has a broken rib, even an antelope can dance round it and devour it not to talk of a Lion which the NBA guys are when compared to our Tigers. Abeg, give the guys a break and encourage them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/emmytony Emmanuel Awe

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