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June 2, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Seimone Augustus had 25 points as the Minnesota Lynx remained unbeaten, holding off the San Antonio Stars 87-79 on Sunday.

Maya Moore had 18 points, Tan White added 17 and Lindsay Whalen had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help Minnesota (7-0) sweep the home-and-home series with San Antonio (3-4).

Jia Perkins scored 16 points, Becky Hammon added 15 points, Jayne Appel 11 and Danielle Robinson had 11 assists as the Stars suffered their first home loss.

Appel’s layup pulled San Antonio to 82-79 with a minute remaining, but White followed with an alley-oop layup 16 seconds later on Augustus’ assist to regain a five-point lead.


SEATTLE (AP) — Crystal Langhorne scored a season-high 23 points and helped the Seattle Storm beat Tulsa, keeping the Shock winless on the season.

Sue Bird and Tanisha Wright added 11 points apiece for Seattle (2-5), which snapped a two-game losing streak in its first home game since the season opener

Glory Johnson scored a season-high 21 points and had nine rebounds to lead Tulsa (0-5), the only winless team in the WNBA.

Skylar Diggins scored on a drive to cut the lead to 62-60 with 33 seconds left after Bird had missed a 3-pointer. Camille Little missed a shot with 13.9 seconds left that Langhorne rebounded only to have Diggins steal the ball.

Tulsa called timeout to set up a play for Diggins, but Little tied her up for a jump ball with 5.1 seconds left. Little won the jump, Bird grabbed the loose ball and ran out the clock.

SUN 85, DREAM 76

UNCASVILLE, Connecticutt (AP) — Rookie Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Renee Montgomery also had 18 points to help the Sun beat the Dream.

Allison Hightower added 13 points and six rebounds, and Kelsey Bone had 12 points for the Sun (2-5).

Tiffany Hayes led Atlanta (3-3) with 17 points, and Erika de Souza had 15 points and eight rebounds. Angel McCoughtry, the Dream’s leading scorer, was 2 of 14 from the field and had seven points.

The Sun pulled away with a 16-4 run in the first half. Hightower began the run with a 3-pointer, followed by two free throws. Rookie Alex Thomas ended it with a three-point play to give Connecticut a 31-20 lead with 6:38 left in the half.

The Sun never trailed again. Bone’s putback gave them their biggest lead, 78-57 with over 5 minutes left.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivory Latta scored 14 points and hit vital shots in all three overtime sessions as the Mystics survived 31 turnovers for a victory over the Sparks on Sunday.

Bria Hartley paced four double-digit scorers off the bench with a season-high 20 points for the Mystics (3-2).

Candace Parker had 32 points and 12 rebounds for the Sparks (2-2), who had won five straight over Washington.

After missing a potential winning jumper in regulation, Latta sank an off-balance 3-pointer for a 66-66 tie with 5.9 seconds remaining in the first overtime. She also tied it at 78 on two free throws with 5 seconds left in the second overtime.

Latta finished 4 of 17 from the field. Her fourth 3-pointer gave Washington an 86-84 lead with 1:11 remaining in the third overtime.

The Sparks shot 33 percent from the field.

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