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Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by naptu2: 6:07am On Jul 14
[BREAKING] Basketball: Australia defeat Nigeria 108-69 in exhibition game

Kelvin Ekerete
14 July 2021


Australia trounced Nigeria 108-69 to win their third game in a row at the Las Vegas exhibition series on Wednesday as both teams continue their preparation for the Olympics.

The loss is Mike Brown’s first since taking over as coach of D’Tigers in 2020.

The efficient Aussies displayed grit and technical prowess as they swept D’Tigers apart in the first quarter taking a 13-point lead to end 26-13. The third ranked nation in the world continued their dominance in the second quarter ending with a comfortable 20-point lead – 49-29.

The Australians opened a 38-point lead to end the quarter 84-46, then clocking the 100-point mark to win by 39 points ending the game 108-69.


The Australians made it three wins in a row with Chris Gouding scoring 21 points, three rebounds and four steals. He hit 100 per cent accuracy from the three-point line making all seven attempts.

Josh Okogie and Obi Emegano led D’Tigers in scoring with 10 points a piece while Jahlil Okafor had seven points and five rebounds and Ike Iroegbu also scored seven points in a game they will want to forget in a hurry.

Nigeria have had an impressive run during the exhibition series beating powerhouses USA and Argentina before suffering their first loss.

D’Tigers will face the Boomers in their first game at the Olympics on July 25 and will be hoping to get a better return.

https://punchng.com/breaking-basketball-australia-defeat-nigeria-108-69-in-exhibition-game/

Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbg5u0r1KQA

The team wore these shirts before the game in honour of Sound Sultan

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by naptu2: 6:07am On Jul 14
Sarah "Cheeks" Ogoke and the rest of D'Tigress were at the game. Lots of people on Twitter are asking for Ezinne Kalu's contact details.

(Masai Ujiri was also at the game).



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWudYGcEcvY

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by naptu2: 6:07am On Jul 14
D'Tigers and D'Tigress

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by naptu2: 6:17am On Jul 14
Stephen A. Smith has apologised for his comment about the names of the Nigerian players.

https://mobile.twitter.com/stephenasmith/status/1415042799402106881

Chiney Ogwumike had earlier responded to his comments.

naptu2:
She responded! grin

Chiney Ogwumike is a Nigerian-American basketballer and radio/TV presenter. She has represented the US at junior level and won gold with them at the World University Games and at Under 19 level. She has also represented them at the World 3x3 championships.

She was ESPN's Nigeria presenter for a long time and she has often reported about Nigerians in the NBA and WNBA. She once presented a show about her life that explained how she did her internship in Abuja, how she enjoys Nigerian culture, etc. She's also the first black woman to present a national radio show for ESPN.

I'll emphasise again, she works for ESPN, the same media company that Stephen A. Smith works for. This was her response to Mr Smith's comments.


Chiney Ogwumike @chiney

As someone who has seen Mr. Smith’s daily grind, I have so much respect for my ESPN fam... But as a proud Nigerian-American, whose name gets mispronounced daily, we HAVE to do better. Chinenye means God gives. Our names have beautiful meaning & should be celebrated!

https://mobile.twitter.com/chiney/status/1414693124593504257


90% of people that responded agreed with her, but a few Nigerians attacked her for changing her name from Chinenye to Chiney, while a few foreigners took Mr Smith's side.


Meanwhile, everybody is still monitoring the situation with the Ogwumike sisters. Erica, the youngest of the sisters, was the first to declare her intention to play for Nigeria. She's currently at the D'Tigress training camp and she has the best shot (of the three sisters) at playing for Nigeria.

Nneka Ogwumike, the eldest of the sisters, has won two World Cups with the USA, but she has been cut from the US Olympic team. Many Nigerians have been calling for her to play for Nigeria for years. She's the biggest star of the three sisters. She has also been included in the Nigerian provisional list for the Olympics, but they are awaiting FIBA approval. The US has agreed to her decision to play for Nigeria, but will FIBA agree? Remember, she has won two World Cups for the US.

Chiney is also in the Nigerian list.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Fahdiga(m): 6:19am On Jul 14
They will bounce back

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by insidelife22(m): 6:24am On Jul 14
they will surely bounce back.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:43am On Jul 14
Weldone Guys!

Beating the ALMIGHTY AMERICA in their backyard, with the great and exceptional K.D playing,
is noteworthy on its own.

Twas funny to read Americans on Quora saying "it was only an exhibition match mehn,
We gonna smack and slam Nigeria hard during the Olympics",
Yen yen yen grin cheesy wink!!


You have done well to make our darling country proud guys.

We love you to the moon and back kiss kiss kiss

Better luck next time!

steady986:
This win was necessary to bring Nigeria back down to earth, because they were getting too cocky. Shows there's still lots of work to do and right now, fans should adjust their expectation of this team.

Meanwhile, the twitter account of the team: grin
True also tho.....

Very funny post and meme by Nigeria Basketball Association grin cheesy wink

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by temitope27(m): 6:43am On Jul 14
K

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:43am On Jul 14
Mr Stephen Smith, Apologies Accepted.

Na man u be.
Only a good man apologizes for his fault.

A Chinese proverb says ....

无论走错路多远,都回头

(Translation)

'No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road.....................TURN BACK'!!

We Nairaland basketball enthusiasts were still talking about you 2 days ago on the NBA thread about the NBA finals going on presently.

Just be more careful next time,
You have a great well paying job, making multi-million dollars every year.
Don't jeopardize it Smith.

We Rise!

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by drizslim(m): 6:43am On Jul 14
Nigeria has always been good in sports.. I tell them Well DONE Cos they've DONE Well

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by BafanaBafana: 6:44am On Jul 14
After beating USA

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by donpapa(m): 6:44am On Jul 14
Well done lads! cool Nobody said the Australia game would be a walk in the park, but beating that team USA is the sweetest thing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friendly or a tourney cheesy

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by donmixc: 6:44am On Jul 14
Few days ago, Southerners were bragging and praising themselves like they're the best thing that happened to Nigeria, just because they luckily defeated inferior USA, We no hear word, now Australia have beat their silly ass, they will come and blame north now grin

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by money121(m): 6:44am On Jul 14
Ok

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Nobody: 6:45am On Jul 14
Couldn't make it 3 wins in a row... And inconsistency rears its ugly head, or I guess the racists finally got to them.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by temitope27(m): 6:45am On Jul 14
See their life, and they are celebrating USA win as if it was a world cup final, see how Australia the best team in the world humiliated them

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by naptu2: 6:45am On Jul 14
Tigress

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Lewalexzy(m): 6:46am On Jul 14
Man I know it's not easy but I feel they have gotten cocky after beating USA. They still tried, faring against Australia, those guys don't joke with any sport that's not football. From Rugby to Cricket etc. I just hope they can do better next time cos I'm already rooting for them. Go guys!

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Seniorwriter(m): 6:46am On Jul 14
Bad performance...

They should try put up their A game for other upcoming games.

In Any positive thing you do NEVER GIVE UP.

@Seniorwriter

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by PeaceJoyLove: 6:47am On Jul 14
Obviously Australia went to the game with a strategy like they were playing the US. So, we should understand we may not have really got to the top, but there is a huge improvement. Or the coach tried something else apart from the game plan or might be he substituted some of their besties, or just something else entirely. I can only pray it is the later so he can go to the Olympics with his first game plan and bring the gold home.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Pele10(m): 6:47am On Jul 14
After defeating the USA they got tired or overconfident?

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by iamoyindamola(m): 6:47am On Jul 14
Australia are in great form, this shouldn't disturb their progress

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by toluxa1(m): 6:47am On Jul 14
Pele10:
After defeating the USA they got tired or overconfident?

temitope27:
See their life, and they are celebrating USA win as if it was a world cup final, see how Australia the best team in the world humiliated them

Australia also best USA so they are no walk over. They are in high form

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by SmartPolician: 6:47am On Jul 14
naptu2:
Stephen A. Smith has apologised for his comment about the names of the Nigerian players.

https://mobile.twitter.com/stephenasmith/status/1415042799402106881

Chiney Ogwumike had earlier responded to his comments.


Imagine! The man is even an African American! This is unfortunate.

To the news, the Aussies beat the Americans. The former must be outstanding. Anyways, let's wait for the real thing.

More importantly, the Federal Government shouldn't embarrass themselves by owing these guys or not providing the financial support they need for the tournament.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by CruseMaster1: 6:48am On Jul 14
We try again

Turtleneck up for sales fam

Payment on delivery within Lagos

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by DominionGreat: 6:48am On Jul 14
They needed that lose to understand their weakness too .. a defeat now is better than the one in the main Olympics.. I am proud of the Lads

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Neimar: 6:48am On Jul 14
grin grin
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by heykims(m): 6:48am On Jul 14
A dangerous margin
I used to think Sound Sultan was old school until he died and I see people really regard him so much.
Rest on Olanrewaju Fasasi...

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Great100000: 6:48am On Jul 14
You Win Some & Lose Some.....

Congrats Again To Our Basketball Team.

At Least They Beat G.O.A.T Of Basketball (USA Basketball Team) & Also Beat Argentina.

Good Luck again.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by Dexterfire: 6:48am On Jul 14
Seems their winning streak is over....
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Loses To Australia 108 - 69 by zolajpower: 6:48am On Jul 14
grin
Those girls looks sweet

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