CHICAGO – Seimone Augustus scored 27 points, including the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 26.9 seconds left in overtime to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 87-82 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday.
Lindsay Whalen had 19 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, Charde Houston added 17 points and Monica Wright added 11 to help the Lynx (9-16) rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Jia Perkins led Chicago (12-16) with 16 points and Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Dominique Canty added 13 points and Tamera Young scored 10.
Augustus' jumper with 1 minute left in OT gave the Lynx an 80-79 lead. Fowles made 1 of 2 free throws to tie the score about 20 seconds later.
After Augustus' go-ahead 3, Fowles made a layup to pull the Sky to 83-82 with 19.3 seconds to go. Whalen then made two free throws 3 seconds later to put Minnesota up by three again.
Perkins missed a potential tying 3 with 10.9 seconds remaining. Whalen got the rebound and was fouled by Canty, and made two more from the line to seal the win.
Chicago was 1 for 13 from the field in the fourth quarter, and finished 26 for 70 (37 percent) overall.
Trailing 66-56 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Lynx went on a 17-2 run. Houston had five points during the spurt, and Whalen and Augustus four each. Nicky Anoskie's layup with 6:16 to go put Minnesota ahead 69-68.
Perkins hit a jumper with 3:31 remaining — Chicago's only field goal of the fourth quarter — to cut the deficit to 73-70. Fowles made one free throw and Canty hit two to tie the score with 2½ minutes left, and neither team scored again in regulation.