Referees: Nicolas Maestre (FRA), Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Lahdo Sharro (SWE)
Quotes Belgium vs. Portugal
Eddy Casteels, Belgium coach:
"I had expected a nervous game and my prediction came true. Portugal finished ninth at the last EuroBasket and they are a solid squad. They would have won last week's game against Bosnia had they made their three-point shots. Bringing in Beghin/Driesen along with a trio of smaller backcourt players was the key in the second half. This victory is a boost for my selection and makes next week's game against Bosnia all the more interesting."
Moncho Lopez, Portugal coach:
"I congratulate the Belgian team. They made a huge run in the second half. I didn't expect the danger to come from the big guys (Beghin and Driesen), but they did make the difference. We became too sure of ourselves after our solid lead. That hurt us in the end. We wil not quit and want to revitalize our chances of winning the group by winning in Bosnia on Friday."