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Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by WarriorX1: 11:19am On Jul 07, 2012
10.30pm UK Time. The Nigerian team are the toast of the tournament, and a victory against the Russians will see us go thorugh to the Olympics. Follow the team here and read the preview....


After proving all haters...oops I mean doubters wrong, the Nigerian team go into tonight’s game, needing one more win to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. It’s been a roller-coaster ride for the Nigerian team as they have gained a lot of fans all over the world through their sheer enthusiasm and their exciting play.

Just like in the previous games against Lithuania and Greece, The Russian basketball team are well groomed fundamentally, they are long, athletic and like to find the extra pass to shift the defence. They also have form NBA and Current NBA players in their squad like Timofey Mozgov of the Denver Nuggets, Sasha Kaun who was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics but now plays in Russia, and Andre Kirilenko formerly of the Utah Jazz. One good news for Nigeria though is that Timofey Mozgov is out of the Nigerian game after a foot injury suffered early on in the tournament.


The Russians rely a lot on their lengths to close out on the boards and initiate fast breaks, they are also a good shooting team and like to space out the floor on offence. Andre Kirinlenko will be their main defensive player as he likes to block shots and knows how to cut to the basket for easy points on offence. The main catalyst for Russia is Sasha Kaun, at 6’11 he is very good with the ball in his hands and will look to be a mismatch everywhere around the court. Expect the Russians to be cutting, setting picks and rotating all over the floor on offence, the Nigerian team will need to stay focus and talk to each other on defence to stay in front of the Russians.

Skinn needs to control the game
For Nigeria to win this game, they will need to be aggressive every quarter to put the Russians off their game and get them in early foul trouble. The Nigerian players are quicker than the Russians so they need to be able to space out the floor on offence and use their quickness to take them to the rim. The main player for Nigeria in this game will have to be former George Mason point guard Tony Skinn, this is the game that Skinn will need to show that he is an elite point guard by being patient and setting up the offence for the other players to get good looks. On defence, the Nigerian will need to rotate quicker, they have had problems with the pick and roll in past games and they will need to work on this to have any chance of staying in the game. The Russians also lack a quality point guard, so this is an area the Nigerians might look to exploit.

With the way things are, I believe the Nigerian team can pull off another upset. They will need to stay focused throughout the game and knock down higher percentages of their shots. The Russians will be very tactical which is expected, they are expected to win and they will look to confound the Nigerian team with their movements off the ball, but in the game of basketball anything is possible. The game starts at 5pm local time and we wish the Nigerian team good luck.

http://nigerian-basketball.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/olympic-preview-nigeria-vs-russia.html#more
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by buzugee(m): 12:35pm On Jul 07, 2012
what channel can i watch this at. is this 5 pm nigerian time ?
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by facebreak(m): 12:35pm On Jul 07, 2012
I will like to watch the match
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Castos(m): 12:37pm On Jul 07, 2012
Will be very tough o
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Ogetogeo(m): 12:49pm On Jul 07, 2012
Go D'Tigers! smiley smiley smiley
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Reference(m): 12:56pm On Jul 07, 2012
No, I don't think they will make this one. Not saying they are a bad team though.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Nobody: 12:57pm On Jul 07, 2012
Reference: No, I don't think they will make this one. Not saying they are a bad team though.

shut ya mouth..
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Nobody: 12:57pm On Jul 07, 2012
See you in London, guys..
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Afam4eva(m): 1:12pm On Jul 07, 2012
This match is gonna be tough for us as the Russians are really good and they have a lot of tall players. I just hope we win sha.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Afam4eva(m): 1:13pm On Jul 07, 2012
buzugee: what channel can i watch this at. is this 5 pm nigerian time ?
Tune in to Galaxy TV or OGTV for live feed.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by buzugee(m): 1:22pm On Jul 07, 2012
afam4eva:
Tune in to Galaxy TV or OGTV for live feed.
THANKS BRUV
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Afam4eva(m): 1:29pm On Jul 07, 2012
buzugee: THANKS BRUV
Dude, na play I dey oo. Galaxy ke? They'sll be showing Nkan'nbe by then. I think one of the supersport channels should be showing it anyway but I'm not sure.

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by buzugee(m): 1:42pm On Jul 07, 2012
afam4eva:
Dude, na play I dey oo. Galaxy ke? They'sll be showing Nkan'nbe by then. I think one of the supersport channels should be showing it anyway but I'm not sure.
OH OK LOL. i dont know what galaxy is so that joke went over my head
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by maclatunji: 1:52pm On Jul 07, 2012
Warrior X: 5pm local time. The Nigerian team are the toast of the tournament, and a victory against the Russians will see us go thorugh to the Olympics. Follow the team here and read the preview....




http://nigerian-basketball.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/olympic-preview-nigeria-vs-russia.html#more

On point, really good analysis.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by deeplo(m): 1:59pm On Jul 07, 2012
super sport 5 will show the match live, just like the match against greece
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Tarryl20: 2:13pm On Jul 07, 2012
Go D' Tigers, nija is at your back
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by isquar3d3(m): 2:58pm On Jul 07, 2012
Supersports hv been showing d matches of d fiba championship. SS 5 or 7.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by StarrMatthieu: 3:11pm On Jul 07, 2012
Good point
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by billante(m): 3:39pm On Jul 07, 2012
Its 5pm caracas Venezuela local time! It should be 10pm nigerian time!

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by BlackPikiN(m): 3:59pm On Jul 07, 2012

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jul 07, 2012
Game is 10:30 Nigerian time.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by WarriorX1: 5:33pm On Jul 07, 2012
Apologies guys, game is at 10.30pm UK time.
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by MrCork17: 6:16pm On Jul 07, 2012
am from London. Do u people use Colour TV? undecided
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by SuyaEater(m): 7:02pm On Jul 07, 2012
whats the nigeria's basketball team nick
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by elcatino: 8:37pm On Jul 07, 2012
SuyaEater: whats the nigeria's basketball team nick
D.Tigers
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by joephemzyz(m): 8:40pm On Jul 07, 2012
23:30 is game time
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by http(m): 9:07pm On Jul 07, 2012
Mr..Cork:
am from London. Do u people use Colour TV? undecided

mr are u thinking thru ur c.o.r.k?

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Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by kny: 10:56pm On Jul 07, 2012
First quarter just ended,
Nigeria trails 23-26
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by coded042(m): 10:56pm On Jul 07, 2012
nigeria is playing well although we down by 3 points, but realy dis naija team is good with alot of drum playing our normal naija tones......expect my updates
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by kny: 10:58pm On Jul 07, 2012
its 26 apiece now
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by BlackPikiN(m): 11:00pm On Jul 07, 2012
Re: Basketball: Nigeria Vs Russia Today At 10.30pm UK Time by temmytanny(m): 11:08pm On Jul 07, 2012
am missing! wats the scores nw?

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