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2020 Olympics: Germany gets 99-92 win over Nigeria

Issac Bonga scored 5 points while Moritz Wagner scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Germans.

Nigeria v Germany - Basketball - Preliminary Round Group B - Olympics - Day 5
Issac Bonga scored 5 points in Germany’s win over Nigeria on Wednesday.
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The Germany men’s basketball national team won 99-92 against Nigeria in Group B play on Wednesday in the 2020 Olympics.

Washington Wizards guard Issac Bonga scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in this game, while Johannes Voigtmann led Die Mannschaft with 19 points. Orlando Magic center Moritz Wagner had 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the bench. Jordan Nwora led Nigeria with 33 points and 7 rebounds.

This was a back and forth game with D’Tigers and both teams held double digit leads at various points in the game and Nigeria was up by 10 points in the third quarter. However, the Germans were able to catch up and tied the game at the buzzer of that period after Niels Giffey made a three pointer to make the score 74-all. In the fourth the Germans outscored D’Tigers, 25-18.

The Germans are 1-1 in Group B while Nigeria is 0-2 despite having an NBA-heavy roster. The next game for Die Mannschaft is on Saturday when they play Australia at 4:20 a.m. ET. The Boomers are leading the group and will make the quarterfinals.

Other men’s basketball scores:

  • United States 120, Iran 66 in Group A — Damian Lillard scored 21 points to lead the Americans to their first win in Group play. Diamond wrote the recap of this game here.
  • Australia 86, Italy 83 in Group B — Patty Mills scored 16 points and dished 5 assists for the Boomers, in this game which featured 9 lead changes. Simone Fontecchio led the Italians with 22 points.
  • France 97, Czech Republic 77 in Group A — While the Czechs led 28-22 in the first quarter, Les Bleus dominated the entire time after that. Tomas Satoransky had 14 points and 10 assists for the Czechs while Evan Fournier led the French with 21 points.

For the Olympic women’s basketball and 3x3 results in the past 24 hours-ish or so, please click here.