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Lynx get rare win, top Whalen, Sun

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Seimone Augustus scored six of her 28 points in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 77-73 Wednesday night.

Nicole Ohlde added 18 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (2-9) which won for just the third time in 21 games dating to last season.

Lindsey Harding had 11 points and five assists for the Lynx. The rookie’s layup with 2:06 left in overtime put Minnesota ahead for good at 73-71.

The Lynx ended a four-game losing skid to the Sun, winning for the first time since July 22, 2004, in Connecticut. Minnesota also won at home for the first time this season.

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Asjha Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun. Connecticut (4-4), which went 26-8 each of the past two seasons, lost its second straight.

The loss spoiled the homecoming of Sun guard Lindsay Whalen, a former star at the University of Minnesota. Whalen finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Whalen made two free throws with 1:30 left in overtime to bring the Sun within 75-73, but Augustus hit two free throws with 18.1 seconds remaining.

Svetlana Abrosimova’s two free throws with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter put the Lynx up 67-65. The Sun’s Katie Douglas then made a layup with 14.9 seconds remaining to tie it at 67.

Harding missed a jumper at the regulation buzzer that would have won it for Minnesota.

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