It was the first of five exhibition games for the U.S. ahead of the Tokyo Games in a few weeks. 美国. previously beat Nigeria in the 2012 奥运会, 156-73. Team USA had never lost to a team from Africa before Saturday, 根据 团队的网站.
凯文杜兰特, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum headlined the Olympic roster. 杜兰特, who is fresh off of an early playoff exit with the Brooklyn Nets, 完成 15 点数.
He started slow, making only two of his first 11 shots on the night, 根据 ESPN.
Nigeria won big from beyond the arc.
The team was 20-for-42 threes in the game, 根据ESPN.
美国. 曾经 54-2 in exhibition games coming into the Nigeria matchup. 美国. was No. 1 in the FIBA rankings. Nigeria was No. 22.
The Nigerian Olympic roster has five NBA players on it. Gabe Vincent, who plays for the Miami Heat, 有 21 点数. Caleb Agada, who plays in Israel, 完成 17 点数.
美国. will play Australia on Monday. 美国. starts its Olympic schedule on July 25 against France.