Who won Team USA or Nigeria?
Nigeria final score: Team USA takes a commanding win 81-72 over Nigeria in the preliminary group stage game.
When did the USA basketball team lost in the Olympics?
1972–1988. The 1972 Olympic men’s basketball gold medal game, marking the first ever loss for the US in Olympic play, is arguably the most controversial in Olympic history. The United States rode their seven consecutive gold medals and 63–0 Olympic record to Munich for the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Does Nigeria have 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 men’s basketball team win?
The U.S. men’s basketball team won gold on Saturday, defeating France 87-82 and securing its fourth consecutive gold medal in the sport. Kevin Durant, Team USA’s all-time leading scorer, finished with 29 points and 6 rebounds.
How many points did USA score against Nigeria?
Olympics men’s basketball: USA 156 – Nigeria 73 – as it happened. Russell Westbrook scored 21 points in USA’s historic 156-73 win over Nigeria on Thursday. The USA set a new Olympics record in points scored in a single game.
Where does the Nigeria national basketball team play their home games?
The national basketball team of Nigeria usually play their home games at the 3,000-capacity Indoor Sports Hall in Lagos. Eight players on the team that represented Nigeria at the 2009 FIBA AfroBasket tournament were born in the United States.
When did basketball become a sport in the Olympics?
LeBron James (USA, in white) attempts a shot against China’s Yao Ming at the 2008 Olympics. Basketball is a sport contested at the Summer Olympic Games. A men’s basketball tournament was first held at the 1904 Olympics as a demonstration; it has been held at every Summer Olympics since 1936.
Who are the only countries that have won the Olympic Basketball Tournament?
Besides the United States, Argentina is the only nation still in existence who has won either the men’s or women’s tournament. The Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and the Unified Team are the countries no longer in existence who have won the tournament. The United States are the defending champions in both men’s and women’s tournaments.