D’Tigers lose to Team USA in Rio Warm-Up

Team USA defeated Nigeria’s D’Tigers 110-66 in a pre-Rio 2016 exhibition game on Monday night at the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas.

Carmelo Anthony led the way with 19 points; Klay Thompson scored 17, Kevin Durant 14, DeMar DeRozan 13 and DeAndre Jordan and DeMarcus Cousins 10 each.

The victory enabled Team USA to complete their Olympic warm-up tour with a 5-0 record, beating Argentina, China (twice), Venezuela and Nigeria by an average margin of 43 points.

It was the first time the two teams played since August 2, 2012 when the Americans won by 156-73 as Carmelo Anthony set a team record with 37 points in 14 1/2 minutes, shooting 10-for-12 on 3-pointers.

D’Tigers will begin their campaign against Argentina on Monday morning; while team USA will open their Olympic schedule on Saturday against China, while.

D’Tigers will then face Croatia on Thursday night before games against Spain, Brazil and Lithuania.


Aisha JM