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France Beats Latvia In EuroBasket Opener

Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and France defeated Latvia, 89-78, in their EuroBasket opening game in Lithuania on Wednesday. Here's a quick summary from EuroBasket.com. Here's a super brief AP recap. Here's a NBA-Infos.fr write-up you can translate to English. Here's the boxscore. Here's a cool shot of Batum throwing down a two-handed dunk. ---------------------- France expected an easier start, but had to enjoy the tough victory over Latvia. Trailing in the majority of the game France pushed the tempo for good in the second half and grabbed 89:78 win. ---------------------- Batum finished with 10 points and four rebounds in 29 minutes on 3-for-7 shooting. San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker led the way with 31 points and seven assists. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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