Manu Ginobili of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs added 12 points and the Brooklyn Nets’ Luis Scola 18 as the more experienced Argentines proved too much for D'Tigers.
Nigeria's D’Tigers started poorly in the game, trailing very early by as much as 11-0, but they somehow reduced the deficit to end the first quarter at 22-15. However an early injury to Shane Lawal altered the rhythm of D’Tigers just when they looked like they were getting back in the game.
A clinical Argentina side, out of 34 outside shots attempted, scored 15 while D’Tigers scored 4 out of 25 attempts.
Nigeria will now have to regroup and prepare for their next game against Lithuania.