Belgium coach Eddy Casteels knows his team had a narrow escape against Portugal in their EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round clash on Tuesday and he hopes they can capitalize on it.
"This victory is a boost for my team and makes next week's game against Bosnia (and Herzegovina) all the more interesting," he said.
Bosnia and Herzegovina followed up their victory at Portugal with a triumph over Casteels' team on Saturday.
Belgium are 1-1 and Portugal 0-2 and two narrow setbacks.
Tuesday's contest wasn't decided until the final minute, with Belgium ultimately claiming a 64-58 triumph.
"I had expected a nervous game and my prediction came true," Casteels said.
"Portugal was ninth at the last European Championship and they are a solid squad. They would have won last week's game against Bosnia (and Herzegovina) if they had made their three-point shots."
Casteels felt the adjustments that Belgium made in the second half in terms of playing personnel were the main reason why they were able to come back from a nine-point deficit in the third quarter.
"Bringing in (Christophe) Beghin, (Yannick) Driesen along with a trio of smaller backcourt players was the key in the second half," Casteels said.