Team USA Stunned By Nigeria In Exhibition Loss

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Team USA Stunned By Nigeria In Exhibition Loss 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:18 am

Team USA suffered a stunning and sobering defeat in its first exhibition basketball game before the Olympics, getting outplayed by Nigeria in a 90-87 loss Saturday night.


Coming into the game, the Americans had been 54-2 in exhibition games since professionals started playing in 1992. Nine years ago, they beat Nigeria by 83 points in the London Olympics. Five years ago, Team USA beat Nigeria by 43 points in an exhibition.


Nigeria has five current NBA players, and that talent showed, particularly in the physical defense and the 3-point shooting. But the Americans started five All-NBA players and were out-executed.

Via ESPN.com

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Re: Team USA Stunned By Nigeria In Exhibition Loss 

Post#2 » by CanesHeatFins » Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:00 am

This brand of Basketball might not be made for Pop. Reminds me of the rigid Larry Brown and George Karl teams trying and failing to keep up with the pace and style of the international game. We played like the Spurs.
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Re: Team USA Stunned By Nigeria In Exhibition Loss 

Post#3 » by Vegeta10176 » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:36 am

CanesHeatFins wrote:This brand of Basketball might not be made for Pop. Reminds me of the rigid Larry Brown and George Karl teams trying and failing to keep up with the pace and style of the international game. We played like the Spurs.


The spurs played like international teams.. There driving force was from Europe.. Not sure how KD couldn't win this game though..
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Re: Team USA Stunned By Nigeria In Exhibition Loss 

Post#4 » by rtrickerson » Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:19 pm

Gregg Plopovich lays another turd of a coaching job. NBA has passed him by.

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