WNBA Roundup

Lynx 92, Shock 83

Rebekkah Brunson had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen also scored 19 points each to lead Minnesota to a victory over Tulsa Friday night.

Seimone Augustus had 18 points and Taj McWilliams-Franklin added 14 as all five starters scored in double figures and accounted for all but three points for the Lynx (21-4). Minnesota won its eighth straight and beat Tulsa for the 11th straight time.

Riquna Williams scored 21 points and Ivory Latta had 19 to lead the Shock (6-20), who had won two straight. Roneeka Hodges added 12 points and Courtney Paris had 10.

Trailing 56-48 at halftime, the Lynx opened the third quarter with a 9-0 run, going ahead on Augustus' 3-pointer with 6:38 remaining.

The score changed leads three times and was tied twice as Augustus' 3 put the Lynx ahead for good, at 66-65 with about 3 minutes later. Minnesota closed the third with nine consecutive points - including two 3's by Moore - to take a 77-67 lead heading to the final period. That was part of a 15-0 run that put the Lynx up 16 with about 8 ½ minutes remaining.

The Shock got no closer than nine again.

Williams scored 17 points in the first half to help Tulsa take its eight-point lead at the break. The Shock's reserves - the league's top-scoring backups - outscored their Lynx counterparts 31-0 in the first 20 minutes.

Late Thursday

Mercury 75, Storm 68

DeWanna Bonner scored 24 points, Samantha Prahalis added 16 and Diana Taurasi had 13 to help Phoenix beat Seattle to end a 10-game losing streak.

Bonner, who had 11 rebounds, scored 13 points in the second half to help Phoenix (5-19) defeat the Storm for the first time in four games this season.

Camille Little had 11 points to lead Seattle (11-14) while Tanisha Wright added 10 points and eight rebounds. Reserve Tina Thompson had 10 points.

Lauren Jackson shot just 2 of 8 from the field and had six points for the Storm while Sue Bird was 3 of 9 from the field and finished with eight points and eight assists.

The Mercury broke from a 54-all tie by outscoring Seattle 13-2 to start the fourth quarter.


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