Nigerian D'Tigers lost to Russia in a tough competitive match, 82-77.
Both teams went toe-to-toe with each other, but more oppotunities were converted to points by the Russians. After trailing from behind, Nigeria's highest lead was six points, but failed to maintain it at the last quarter.
Head coach Alex Nwora admitted the errors made, and they would see to it that they perform better upcoming games, as they prepare to qualify for the next round.
Team Nigeria had a deficit of five points at the end of the first and fourth quarter.
With the plans, plays and executions, five players came out with two-digits in points.
#20 Josh Okogie: 18 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
#22 Nnamdi Vincent: 11 points, 1 assist, 3 steals
#10 Chimezie Metu: 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
#7 Al-Farouq Aminu: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
#33 Jordan Nwora: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
They face Argentina on Monday.