MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tanisha Wright's 3-pointer with 52.6 seconds remaining lifted the Seattle Storm to a 73-71 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday.
Lauren Jackson scored 14 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter to help Seattle (18-2) rally from a seven-point deficit and overcome a season-high 23 turnovers to win their ninth straight. Swin Cash had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Sue Bird added 10 points.
Rebekkah Brunson scored 19 points, and Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen added 13 each for the Lynx (7-12), who dropped into a tie for second place in the Western Conference — 10½ games behind the Storm.
Minnesota had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Augustus missed a hook shot on the final possession and Bird held on to the rebound. Augustus finished 4 for 17 from the field.
Whalen scored six points during an 7-2 run that gave the Lynx an 59-52 lead after three quarters.
Jackson scored 11 points during the Storm's 13-3 run to open the fourth, taking a 65-62 lead midway through the final period.
Brunson made two free throws to tie the score at 70-all with 2:40 left, and then added one more 90 seconds later to give the Lynx a one-point lead.
Wright then made her winning 3, and both teams missed their final shots in the final 17 seconds.
Seattle made six 3s in the first half, but had 13 turnovers and trailed 37-36 at halftime.