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Day 8 in Rio de Janeiro - Aug 14, 2016

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Group B
Croatia - Nigeria 76-90
Nigeria celebrated the first victory at the Olympic tournament. The African powerhouse outgunned Croatia to stay in the race for the playoff birth. Michael Umeh (188-PG-84, college: UNLV) delivered 19 points to pace the winners. Croatia sank 28 points in the first period to open a 7-point lead. But Nigeria took over in the next periods. They surged ahead for a 43:39 halftime advantage. Nigeria poured in 47 points in the second half to get away with a crucial victory. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-PG-86, college: CS Fullerton) netted 18 points, while Ebi Ere (195-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma, agency: Two Points) added 14 points for the winners. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with 28 points for Croatia. Roko Ukic had 10 points in the loss.

Spain - Lithuania 109-59
Spain seem to have found the right rhythm. The European champions stormed past Lithuania to record the second victory in Group B. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) scored 23 points going 5/5 from behind the arc. Spain secured a 26:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They unleashed 61 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) provided 17 points, while Rudy Fernandez (197-SF-85) added 13 points in the win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) responded with 17 points for Lithuania as they fell at 3-1 record.

Argentina - Brazil 111-107 2OT
Argentina survived a double-overtime thriller to tame hosting Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Andres Nocioni (202-SF-79) was pivotal with 37 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Argentina climbed at 3-1 record following the win. Brazil ensured a 52:44 halftime lead. But Argentina held the hosts to just 13 points in the fourth term to send the game into overtime. The first extra period did not decide on the winner. However Argentina fired 16 points in the second one and posted a valuable win. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) knocked down 33 points and issued 11 assists for the winners. Nene Hilario (211-C-82) responded with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Brazil. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83) and Alex Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) had 14 points each in the loss.


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Olympic Games Final Standings
 1. USA
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Australia
 5. Croatia
 6. France
 7. Lithuania
 8. Argentina
 9. Brazil
 10. Venezuela
 11. Nigeria
 12. China
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bogdanovic, BIH24.8 
 2. Mills, AUS20.5 
 3. Yi, CHN20.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.4 
 5. Kalnietis, LTU19.2 
 6. Raduljica, SRB17.6 
 7. Durant, USA16.8 
 8. Campazzo, ARG16.4 
 9. Nocioni, ARG15.6 
 10. Ginobili, ARG15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gasol, ESP8.8 
 2. Diogu, NGR8.6 
 3. Scola, ARG8.0 
 4. Saric, CRO7.2 
 5. Valanciunas, LTU6.8 
 6. Yi, CHN6.6 
 7. Hilario, BRA6.4 
 8. Lima, BRA6.3 
 9. Nocioni, ARG6.2 
 10. Gobert, FRA6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dellavedova, AUS8.6 
 2. Kalnietis, LTU8.0 
 3. Huertas, BRA6.6 
 4. Irving, AUS6.0 
 5. Campazzo, ARG5.2 
 6. Heurtel, FRA5.0 
 7. Teodosic, SRB5.0 
 8. Guo, CHN4.8 
 9. Rodriguez, ESP4.8 
 10. Vargas, VEN4.6 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campazzo, ARG2.6 
 2. Vargas, VEN2.2 
 3. Hilario, BRA2.0 
 4. Fernandez, ESP2.0 
 5. De Colo, FRA1.6 
 6. Yi, CHN1.4 
 7. Maciulis, LTU1.4 
 8. Barbosa, BRA1.4 
 9. Zhou, CHN1.4 
 10. Rubio, ESP1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, NGR2.4 
 2. Gobert, FRA2.0 
 3. Gasol, ESP2.0 
 4. Bogut, AUS1.8 
 5. Diogu, NGR1.2 
 6. Yi, CHN1.2 
 7. Valanciunas, LTU1.0 
 8. Javtokas, LTU1.0 
 9. Diaw, FRA1.0 
 10. Acuna, ARG1.0 
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