Olympics: Italy, led by Achille Polonara, knocks off Nigeria

Jul 31, 2021 80 - 71 Final
Game recap
Achille Polonara scored 13 points, Nicolo Melli had 15 points, as Italy defeated Nigeria, 80-71, on Jul 31, 2021. Chimezie Metu scored 22 points for Nigeria.
Italy logo

Italy

PLAYER MIN Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Nicolo Melli 26 5 1 1 0 15
Nico Mannion 16 4 1 1 0 14
Achille Polonara 25 5 2 0 0 13
Simone Fontecchio 28 2 4 2 0 12
Stefano Tonut 27 2 1 2 0 10
Giampaolo Ricci 13 3 1 0 0 6
Alessandro Pajola 25 3 4 1 0 4
Amedeo Tessitori 6 2 0 1 2 3
Danilo Gallinari 8 2 1 0 1 3
Michele Vitali 13 6 1 0 0 0
Riccardo Moraschini 12 1 0 0 0 0
Nigeria logo

Nigeria

PLAYER MIN Reb Ast Stl Blk Pts
Chimezie Metu 32 10 3 3 0 22
Jordan Nwora 34 4 0 0 0 20
Jahlil Okafor 20 8 0 0 0 14
Precious Achiuwa 17 6 1 0 1 5
Gabe Vincent 25 1 1 2 0 3
Miye Oni 21 2 2 0 1 3
KZ Okpala 4 1 0 0 0 2
Josh Okogie 8 1 0 0 0 2
Caleb Agada 5 2 0 0 0 0
Obi Emegano 22 1 2 2 0 0
Ike Nwamu 12 1 2 0 0 0

Italy Vs Nigeria

Game notes

Achille Polonara

Achille Polonara

Achille Polonara scored 13 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in Olympic games). His previous record was 12 points scored in a July 28, 2021 game against Australia (83-86 loss). He scored 10 points or more 2 times this season in Olympic games games.

Nicolo Melli

Nicolo Melli

Nicolo Melli scored 15 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in Olympic games). His previous record was 13 points scored in a July 25, 2021 game against Germany (82-92 win). He scored 10 points or more 2 times this season in Olympic games games.

Nico Mannion

Nico Mannion

Nico Mannion scored 10 points or more for the 3th time in 3 Olympic games games this season. He has done it 1 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 21. He recorded it on a July 28, 2021 game against Australia (83-86 loss).

Simone Fontecchio

Simone Fontecchio

Simone Fontecchio scored 10 points or more for the 3th time in 3 Olympic games games this season. He has done it 1 times on the road, and 2 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 22. He recorded it on a July 28, 2021 game against Australia (83-86 loss).

Stefano Tonut

Stefano Tonut

Stefano Tonut scored 10 points or more for the 2th time in 3 Olympic games games this season. He has done it 1 times on the road, and 1 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 18. He recorded it on a July 25, 2021 game against Germany (82-92 win).

Chimezie Metu

Chimezie Metu

Chimezie Metu scored 22 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in Olympic games). His previous record was 3 points scored in a July 28, 2021 game against Germany (92-99 loss). He scored 20 points or more 1 times this season in Olympic games games.

Chimezie Metu grabbed 10 rebounds and set his new season-high in rebounding (in Olympic games). His previous record was 5 rebounds in a July 28, 2021 game against Germany (92-99 loss). He grabbed 10 rebounds or more 1 times this season in Olympic games games.

Chimezie Metu made 6 three-pointers and set his new season-high in three-points made (in Olympic games). His previous record was 1 three-points made in a July 28, 2021 game against Germany (92-99 loss). He made 5 three-point shots or more 1 times this season in Olympic games games.

Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points and set his new season-high in scoring (in Olympic games). His previous record was 9 points scored in a July 28, 2021 game against Germany (92-99 loss). He scored 10 points or more 1 times this season in Olympic games games.

Jordan Nwora

Jordan Nwora

Jordan Nwora scored 20 points or more for the 2th time in 3 Olympic games games this season. He has done it 1 times on the road, and 1 times at home. His season-high in scoring is 33. He recorded it on a July 28, 2021 game against Germany (92-99 loss).

Boxscore glossary

Basketball stats abbreviations

  • MIN: Minutes played
  • 2M-2A: Two-points field goal made, attempted
  • 3M-3A: Three-points field goal made, attempted
  • FG%: Field goal percentage
  • 1M-1A: Free throws made, attempted
  • 1%: Free throw percentage
  • Or: Offensive rebounds
  • Dr: Defensive rebounds
  • Reb: Total rebounds
  • Ast: Assists
  • Stl: Steals
  • Blk: Blocks
  • Fo: Personal fouls
  • Pts: Points scored
  • Eff: Efficiency

If a player records double digits in a game in two of the PTS, REB, AST, STL or BLK statistics, he has a double-double. If he does it in three of this categories, he has a triple-double. If he does it in four categories he has a quadruple-double. Having a triple-double is considered as having a great game. Quadruple-doubles are extremely rare. Having one constitutes an historical performance. The last NBA player to record a quadruple double is David Robinson: it happened on February 17, 1994