Blazers F Nicolas Batum Leads SLUC Nancy Past Lyon-Villeurbanne

SIAULIAI, LITHUANIA - SEPTEMBER 05: Nicolas Batum of France dunks the ball during the EuroBasket 2011 first round group B match between Serbia and France at Siauliai Arena on September 5, 2011 in Siauliai, Lithuania. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum scored 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists for SLUC Nancy in a 92-77 victory over Lyon-Villeurbanne on Sunday.

The game represented a battle for NBA bragging rights in France, as San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker and New York Knicks big man Ronny Turiaf both play for Lyon-Villeurbanne. 

LNB.FR has a box score.

Here's a fun translation from Cyril Belaud of the AFP.

Nicolas Batum has eclipsed Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf in the battle between the NBA stars to lead a team of more mature Nancy to victory against Asvel 92-77 (halftime: 47-38) at the 5th day of ProA, Sunday at Villeurbanne.

Air penetration, to clever shots, skillful technician in the low post, Batum has made a real demonstration. The winger scored a Portland Trailblazers game worthy of its products in Euroleague, with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists.

Lexpress.FR has a great photo of Batum tossing up a floater in a pretty sick black jersey.

Thanks to Blazersedge French Correspondent Bruno for the tip.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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