Saturday, August 3, 2013
Updated: August 4, 10:39 PM ET
MINNEAPOLIS -- Lindsay Whalen scored 22 points, Seimone Augustus added 18 and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 90-72 Sunday night for their 18th straight home win,.
Rebekkah Brunson had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Maya Moore scored 16 points as Minnesota (16-3) extended its overall winning streak to nine games.
Minnesota's home win streak, dating back to last season, is tied with the 2010-11 Storm teams for the third longest streak in WNBA history. Los Angeles won a record 28 straight at home from 2000-02 and 19 in a row from 2012-13.
Shekinna Stricklen led Seattle (8-11) with 24 points. Tina Thompson had 12 and Tanisha Wright 10.
The Storm cut a 31-point second-half deficit to 13 midway through the fourth quarter before the Lynx regained control down the stretch.
SILVER STARS 69, SHOCK 65
SAN ANTONIO -- Danielle Robinson scored 19 points, Jia Perkins had 18 and San Antonio won its third straight at home.
Danielle Adams added 14 points and Jayne Appel had nine points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio (7-13).
Glory Johnson scored 19 points and Liz Cambage added 16 for Tulsa (7-15), which has lost two of three.
With the Silver Stars leading by four in the final minute, Robinson was fouled twice and made all four free throws to help secure the win. Tulsa followed each pair with a 3-pointer -- the latter by Jennifer Lacy that pulled the Shock to 67-65 with 19 seconds remaining.
Perkins and Robinson each made a free throw in the final 17 seconds to close out the victory.
SPARKS 75, MYSTICS 57
WASHINGTON -- Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Lindsey Harding added 11 points and a career-high 14 assists, and Los Angeles beat Washington.
Jantel Lavender had 13 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the year, Marissa Coleman scored 11 points and Ebony Hoffman added 10 for the Sparks (13-7).
Harding came within two assists of the league's all-time record of 16, set twice by Ticha Penicheiro, and within one of the team mark also set by Penicheiro in 2010.
Los Angeles was without leading scorer and rebounder Candace Parker with a wrist injury for the second straight game.
Crystal Langhorne scored 23 points for the Mystics (9-12), who lost their third straight game and fifth in their last six.