2012 London Olympics: Nene Scores Eight In Brazil Win, Former George Mason Guard Tony Skinn Scores 7 In Nigeria Win

While basketball fans are mainly focused on the debut of Team USA Men's Basketball on Sunday at the 2012 London Olympic Games, two players with ties to the D.C.-area have already played and concluded their early Sunday contests.

Washington Wizards center Nene helped his native Brazil defeat Australia in Group B preliminary play, chipping in eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Fellow NBA player Leandro Barbosa led the way for Brazil with 16 points.

Even earlier Sunday morning in Group A competition (the same Group as the U.S.), former George Mason University guard Tony Skinn, playing for Nigeria, scored seven points and three assists in a 60-56 win over Tunisia. He was, however, just two of 11 from the free throw line on Sunday.

Viewers with a cable, satellite, or telco subscription can also view all of Sunday's events live online by going here.

For more on the Olympics, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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