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Sun rallies to snatch victory from Lynx, 78-77

Sun rallies to snatch victory from Lynx, 78-77

The Connecticut Sun rallied from a late five-point deficit to beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-77 on Friday in the WNBA.
Asjha Jones made a jump-hook shot with 19.7 seconds remaining to put Connecticut ahead, and Minnesota guard Seimone Augustus missed a 17-foot attempted game-winner at the buzzer as the Lynx lost for the first time this season.
Minnesota entered the game as the last remaining undefeated team in the WNBA and remained top of the Western Conference despite the defeat.
Shock 84, Monarchs 70
In Sacramento, California, Katie Smith scored 30 points, including a career high-tying seven 3-pointers, to lead Detroit over Sacramento and to its sixth straight victory.
The win gave Detroit the WNBA's top record. They began last year with a franchise-best 10-1.
The Shock tightened its defense in the second half and outscored the Monarchs 40-22.
Sacramento shot 63 percent in the first half when it led by four points.
Mercury 85, Sparks 79
In Los Angeles, Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her 29 points in the fourth quarter to rally Phoenix past Los Angeles.
Cappie Pondexter scored 28 for the Mercury, which spoiled Sparks rookie Candace Parker's home debut.
The defending WNBA champion Mercury overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit and avenged a season-opening loss to the Sparks in which Parker scored 34 in her WNBA debut.
Parker had 19 points and 14 rebounds Friday.
The Sparks closed the third quarter with an 18-5 run that gave them a 16-point lead before Taurasi took over.
Silver Stars 63, Mystics 52
In San Antonio, Becky Hammon's 20 points led San Antonio over Washington, keeping the Silver Stars unbeaten at home this season.
Erin Buescher added 12 points and 7 rebounds for San Antonio.
Sophia Young, the Silver Stars' leading scorer, aggravated a strained groin in the first half and did not return, ending her streak of 25 straight double-digit games.
Washington, which lost its third straight, hit only 20 of 60 shots.
Liberty 81, Comets 73
In New York, Shameka Christon scored 19 points to lead New York in its win over Houston.
Debutant Leilani Mitchell added 18 for the Liberty, shooting 6-for-6 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and had seven assists.
The Liberty shot 52 percent from the field _ including 12-for-21 on 3-pointers.
Houston had the lead twice in the second half after trailing by 17 in the first quarter.
Sky 85, Dream 72
In Atlanta, Jia Perkins and Dominique Canty each scored 16 points to help Chicago beat Atlanta, leaving the expansion Dream as the only winless team.
The Sky ended a three-game losing streak.
Atlanta pulled within six points with 2:15 remaining in the fourth period, but could get no closer.


Updated : 2021-05-07 09:23 GMT+08:00