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London Olympics 2012: Kevin Love And Team USA To Face Nigeria

Kevin Love and the United States men's basketball team will play against Nigeria at 4:15 p.m. CT on Thursday.

Love is coming off a 16-point performance in a 110-63 win over Tunisia on Tuesday in which he briefly scared Minnesota Timberwolves fans with an apparent knee injury. It turned out not to be anything serious, as he returned to the game.

The United States is 2-0 in pool play. It won its first game 98-71 against France. Love scored 14 points in 14 minutes.

Love took advantage of his off day on Wednesday, visiting the home of Arsenal, Emirates Stadium and coming away with an honorary jersey.

Nigeria beat Tunisia 60-56 in its first game and lost 72-53 to LIthuania in its second game. The team features NBA journeyman Ike Diogu, who finished last season playing in China.

For more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Summer Games, stay with this StoryStream. For more news and analysis from London, be sure to visit SB Nation's Olympic hub.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.