USA-Nigeria Open Thread

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Not a problem was had by Team USA in its 47-point annihilation of Tunisia on Tuesday. Today's contest against Nigeria (2:15 p.m. California time) will be a little tougher but only a little. The Nigerians are 1-1 so far in this, their first-ever trip to the Olympics. They have under their belts a 4-point win over Tunisia and a loss to Lithuania by 19. Ike Diogu, formerly of Arizona State and literally seven different NBA teams, is averaging a double-double so far (12.5 points and 10 rebounds a game), as is New Orleans Hornet Al-Farouq Aminu (11 and 10) but no one else on their roster is NBA-quality.

This will be the first time the American and Nigerian national teams have ever faced each other. Interestingly, Team USA has never lost in 10 games against teams from Africa.

Through their first two games of these Olympics Kevin Durant leads Team USA in both scoring (17.5 a game) and rebounding (9.5). LeBron James leads in assists with six per.

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