Finland overcame a 14-point deficit in the third quarter and beat Portugal 86-78 in Coimbra on Wednesday night to clinch first place in the Additional Qualifying Round of the EuroBasket.
Finland moved back into first place in the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket with an 87-65 demolition of Hungary on Sunday.
If Portugal were thrilled after their 66-57 victory in the EuroBasket Additional Qualifying Round over Hungary on Thursday night, Finland were as well.
Portugal stunned Hungary 66-57 on Thursday night to punch their ticket to the EuroBasket.
Finland are within touching distance of a place at the EuroBasket after beating Portugal on Monday for their second win in as many games in the Additional Qualifying Round.
Finland are desperate for a return to European basketball's top competition.
Gerald Lee's lay-up at the death on Friday night lifted Finland to a 75-73 triumph at Hungary in the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket.
Coimbra was the starting point in a journey for a Portugal team that is hell-bent on reaching the EuroBasket in Lithuania.
Portugal won their first battle in the Additional Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket with a win over Hungary in Coimbra on Tuesday.
The moment of truth is about to arrive for Portugal as they try to return to the EuroBasket.