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Bird, Wright help Storm hand Lynx 1st loss

Bird, Wright help Storm hand Lynx 1st loss Click to Enlarge Photo: WNBA.com

Jun 18, 2012 at 6:30 am

SEATTLE (AP) - Sue Bird scored 21 points and Tanisha Wright added 12 points and eight assists as the Seattle Storm beat Minnesota 65-62 on Sunday night, handed the defending champion Lynx their first loss of the season.
 
Tina Thompson added 10 points for the Storm (3-7), including two game-clinching free throws with 1 second remaining. Thompson also grabbed two key rebounds in the final 5 seconds, including an offensive board with 1.9 to go after Bird missed two free throws.
 
Maya Moore scored 14 points and Seimone Augustus added 12 for the Lynx (10-1), who had set the record for the longest unbeaten start in WNBA history.
 
The Lynx rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second quarter to pull to 63-62 on Moore's two free throws with 1:05 to go. However neither team scored until Thompson's last second free throws.

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