Luis Scola and Argentina rallied past Nigeria

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Luis Scola was once again unstoppable (23 points, 10 rebounds) and led Argentina past Nigeria in the second day of Group B (81-94).

Four more players scored in double digits for the winners, whereas Josh Okogie had a team-high 18 points for the losing squad.

Argentina made a great start (17-28), but the Nigerians reacted and went on a 26-15 run in the second quarter to tie the game at halftime (43-43).

However, the Argentinians took over in the second half and never looked back. Playing very well on both ends, they outscored their opponents 38-51 and cruised to the victory.

If Russia defeats Korea later today, then they will qualify for the second round, along with Argentina, while Nigeria will be eliminated.

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