Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 8/22/12

After falling in their opening games of the 2013 FIBA Eurobasket qualifying round last week, San Antonio Spurs draftee’s Adam Hanga and Davis Bertans got their first taste of victory on Tuesday, as Hanga led Hungary to a win over Austria, while Bertans helped in Latvia’s defeat of the Netherlands.

Hungary (1-1) defeated Austria 81-75 in a close game, and though Hanga wasn’t the leading scorer in the contest, he still helped his team with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting (1/4 from three), while he continued to consistently get to the free throw line as he attempted nine free throws, but only sank four of them. Hanga pulled in three rebounds, stole the ball three times, and even had a block. He did have just one assist while turning the ball over two times in 30 minutes of action.

Hanga and Hungary will move on to face Croatia in Osijek this Friday. They’re currently ranked fourth in their Group C bracket. Remember, they must place in the top two after eight games, or finish in third in their group, while also earning enough accumulated points.

Latvia (1-1) defeated the Netherlands 85-70 and Bertans was a big part of that win, as he was the second leading scorer on the team with 16 points. His hot shooting continued as he connected on 5-of-9 field goals, made three 3-pointers on 50% shooting, and what was more impressive was the fact that he earned some trips to the line as he made 3-of-6 free throws. Along with the points, Bertans pulled down seven rebounds, turned the ball over once, but also recorded two blocks in just 20 minutes of play.

Think about that, Bertans scored 16 points in just 20 minutes. His short stint of coming and working in San Antonio briefly might be paying off game-by-game as he’s now showed vast improvement in two straight games.

Latvia is currently ranked third in Group D where they currently hold a position to possibly advance to Eurobasket, but there are still six more games to go. Latvia will play against Georgia in Georgia on Friday.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dallas Cowboys' team employee bus involved in fatal crash

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

WATCH: Cam Newton get blocked by a girl playing volleyball

Russia avoids complete ban from Rio Olympics by the IOC

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris


Baseball's top prospect called up to majors by Astros

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

Cristiano Ronaldo spars with Conor McGregor in gym

Adam Silver is the new standard-bearer for league commisioners

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

Eight most significant injuries going into NFL training camp

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker