Japan competed resiliently against world No. 5 Argentina but fell 108-93 in a warm-up contest for the FIBA World Cup at Saitama Super Arena on Thursday night.

Japan will play Germany and Tunisia in additional warm-up games at the same arena as part of a test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The Akatsuki Five will then face Tunisia one more time in a practice game on Tuesday.

Former Dallas Mavericks guard Nicolas Jose Brussino scored a team-high 21 points and ex-NBA power forward Luis Scola had 20 points to guide the South Americans to victory.