As of the third quarter, Nigeria and Germany were tied 74-74. Nevertheless, the Germans took the game beyond D’Tigers, which ended 92-99 in favour of Germany.
Following their friendly wins over the United States and Argentina, Nigeria came into the competition as a favourite to claim a medal. But they lost their first game to Australia at the Tokyo Olympics.
Both Nigeria and Germany had lost their first games against Australia and Italy, respectively, and had to battle hard in their second group games.