Portugal edged Hanga’s Hungary

Portugal celebrated their first win at the 2011 EuroBasket additional qualifying round. They opened the game with a 7-0 run and led 10-2 lead midway through the opening quarter.

Hungary erased the deficit and took a 21-19 after 10 minutes of play. However, Portugal proved to be a tough customer as they entered the fourth quarter with a 61-51 lead behind Tavares and Miguel Miranda’s 1-2 punch.

Nonetheless, the Hungarian national team did not go down easily. They battled back in the final quarter and were within three-points with 33 seconds left.

San Antonio Spurs draftee Adam Hanga had a chance to tie the game, but missed a triple and Miranda sealed the victory for Portugal 71-66.

Carlos Andrade had 11 points and nine rebounds, while Filipe Da Silva and Joao Santos added 10 points each for Portugal.

Peter Lorant led Hungary with 16 points, while Hanga added 11 points.

Hungary will now host Finland on August 12 and Portugal will visit Finland on August 15.

These three teams are fighting for two available spots at 2011 EuroBasket.

(via Eurobasket News)


5 thoughts on “Portugal edged Hanga’s Hungary

  1. Looks like Hanga can play, I hope Hungary gets a spot at the Eurobasket for Hanga to gain more basketball experience.

  2. The game could have been so much better had Adam Hanga hit that game tying 3. It’s good to know that his teammates trust him on those kind of situations that will make him a better player in the long run.

  3. In two years, Hanga will be ready for the Spurs. He has a lot of time to improve. Great pickup at #59 in the 2011 draft.

  4. Pingback: Ginobili, Argentina rolled over Cuba, Hanga’s Hungary fell short to Finland, Russia too strong for Bertans, Latvia « Spurs World

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