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Batum, France Advance Past Greece In EuroBasket Quarters

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Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum and France advanced past Greece in the EuroBasket quarterfinals with a 64-56 win on Thursday. Here's a boxscore. Batum had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal on 6-for-9 shooting in 35 minutes. Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com reports that Batum was key down the stretch. ---------------------- it was Nicolas Batum who rose to he occasion and made the biggest plays in the final 120 seconds. First, it was a side jumper off a pretty feed from Nando de Colo. Next, he blocked a shot by Nick Calathes to preserve that four-point lead. And finally, he knocked down a jumper from the corner with 1:12 left to make it 60-54. "We had to fight for 40 minutes, and we never gave up, and we continued to play defense," French coach Vincent Collet said. "In the fourth quarter, we wanted it in the same way that before the Greek teams had wanted it against us in the past. ---------------------- A full rundown of Batum's play against Greece will be posted this weekend. Thanks for your patience. France will face the winner of Russia vs. Serbia, a game that will take place later today, in the semifinals on Friday. Spain will play Macedonia in the other semifinal game. Here's the full schedule. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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