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The Spanish star was dominant (26 p., 14 r.), Greek-American Calathes was the starting point guard (6 p., 4 r., 4 as.), Slovenian Udrih came from the bench (4 p., 3 r., 1 as.) and also Greek-American Koufos added 7 rebounds in 9 minutes. Frenchman Nicolas Batum had 6 points on 2/12 shots, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the losing side and England’s Joel Freeland wasn’t used. The series will be remembered also from a Euro-incident which has taken much more publicity in the States. Before the start of Game 1 among the motivational messages on the Blazers locker room, Batum has written “We don’t lose to Spanish players”. It’s part of the long Spanish-French feud that has to do mainly with the national teams, however in the States it was considered racist.