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    LAS VEGAS — Nigeria followed up its win over the United States with another impressive statement.

    Jahlil Okafor scored 15 points, Precious Achiuwa added 12 and Nigeria improved to 2-0 in the pre-Olympic exhibition season by beating Argentina, 94-71, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).

    Josh Okogie and Chimezie Metu each added 10 points for Nigeria, which topped the US, 90-87, on Saturday night. The Nigerians won that game without Okafor, who had just joined the team and wasn't immediately pressed into action by coach Mike Brown.


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      Okafor was more than ready on Monday, going 7 for 8 from the floor and grabbing seven rebounds in 14 1/2 minutes of action.

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