After back-to-back wins over Cote d' Ivoire and Mali at the ongoing 2017 Afrobasket championship, the Nigeria men's basketball team, D'Tigers on Sunday suffered their first defeat.

The Nigerian men were beaten 83-77 by the DR Congo men's basketball team.

D'Tigers started quite well as they won the first two quarters; 20-19, and 17-15.

However, the Congolese team clawed their way back in the second half as the third quarter ended all square at 18-18.

In the fourth quarter,  the East Africans killed the game as it were; winning 31-22; thus, cumulatively registering an 83-77 win over D’Tigers who are the defending champions.

For the umpteenth time, Captain Ike Diogu was the top performer for Nigeria as he contributed 21 points in the game.

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