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US Falls to Nigeria 90-87 in Pre-Olympic Opener

Nigeria coach Mike Brown calls to the team during an exhibition basketball game against the United States on Saturday, July 10,…

This is not how USA Basketball expected to open its Olympic summer. 

Nigeria probably didn’t expect it, either. 

If there was any expectation of invincibility for the Americans heading into the Tokyo Olympics, it’s already gone — after Nigeria shocked the U.S. 90-87 on Saturday night. 

Nigeria pulled off an international shocker with a roster primarily filled of little-known NBA players that found a way to beat a group of All-NBA, All-Star and max-contract performers. 

“I thought that the Nigerian team played very physically, did a great job in that regard and knocked down details ⇒

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