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Augustus delivers for Lynx

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Seimone Augustus scored 23 points, including the go-ahead jumper with five seconds left, to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 78-76 win over the Seattle Storm on Friday night.

Rookie Lindsey Harding added 16 points for Minnesota, which has won four of its last five after starting the season a franchise-worst 0-7.

With the game tied at 58 after three quarters, Minnesota began the fourth with an 8-0 run and held off a late rally by Sue Bird and the Storm to preserve the win.

Racking up two early fouls, Augustus failed to score until there was 2:37 left in the second quarter. But once she heated up, so did the Lynx.

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Augustus scored 14 points in the third quarter as Minnesota (4-10) rebounded from a 39-35 halftime deficit to avenge a 90-76 drubbing at the hands of Seattle two weeks ago.

LYNX 78, STORM 76

SEATTLE (76)

Castro Marques 0-6 2-2 2, Jackson 6-15 3-4 16, Burse 1-4 1-4 3, Lennox 7-9 3-3 18, Bird 10-15 0-0 25, Ely 2-3 1-2 6, Palmer-Daniel 0-4 1-2 1, Gearlds 1-2 3-3 5, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 14-20 76.

MINNESOTA (78)

Abrosimova 4-8 0-0 10, Mann 2-9 2-2 7, Ohlde 3-7 4-4 10, Augustus 8-19 7-8 23, Harding 6-17 3-4 16, Murphy 5-7 0-0 12, Stansbury 0-0 0-0 0, Quinn 0-1 0-0 0, Ress 0-1 0-0 0, Jacobs 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-69 16-18 78.

Seattle 17 22 19 18 — 76

Minnesota 15 20 23 20 — 78

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3-Point Goals—Seattle 8-19 (Bird 5-7, Ely 1-1, Lennox 1-2, Jackson 1-3, Gearlds 0-1, Palmer-Daniel 0-1, Castro Marques 0-4), Minnesota 6-11 (Abrosimova 2-3, Murphy 2-3, Mann 1-2, Harding 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Seattle 36 (Jackson 8), Minnesota 44 (Abrosimova, Ohlde, Harding 7). Assists—Seattle 13 (Bird 4), Minnesota 12 (Harding 5). Total Fouls—Seattle 22, Minnesota 18. A—6,482. (11,380).

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