VEF Riga edged Okapi Aalstar 79-76 in their EuroChallenge clash in Latvia on Tuesday night.
Gregory Renfroe finished a rebound shy of a triple-double for the Latvian club.
The American guard had 13 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds.
Hammered by Banvit last week, VEF trailed 70-69 midway through the final quarter when they hit their Belgian opponents with a 6-0 run that put them in front to stay.
Renfroe, Ingus Bankevics and Andrejs Selakovs each hit jumpers to make it 75-70.
Okapi kept it close.
Jamar Wilson went to the free-throw line with a chance to knot the contest with 26 seconds to play but made just one of two to leave his side behind, 77-76.
Martynas Mazeika made two free-throws to take the lead back to three points for VEF.
Okapi still had an opportunity to pull level but Damon Huffman put up a shot inside the arc and missed.
However, the visitors grabbed the rebound and got the ball to B.J. Raymond, only for the small forward to miss from three-point range.
VEF grabbed the rebound and time expired.
Brian Greene poured in a game-high 24 points and also hauled in eight rebounds for Okapi, who fell to 0-2 with the defeat.
Generali Okapi Aalstar head coach Bradley Dean:
"We played very hard. We have terrible problems with injuries -four players are injured. We had a chance to win, but we didn't use it."
Generali Okapi Aalstar player Damont Huffman:
"We made a great progress as a team, we had some rebounds. Unfortunately we lost the game."
VEF Riga head coach Valdis Valters:
"It is a great pleasure to get this win. My team was playing a perfect game. I am delighted about Alex's and Andrej's great game. We broke our opponent's defense, we were aggressive in offence. Thanks to our fans!"
VEF Riga player Andrejs Šeļakovs:
"It was a tough game, but it is a pleasure that as a team we were playing really good, we were fighting."