Aug 9, 2013 at 4:44 am
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Matee Ajavon scored on a driving layup with 21.3 seconds remaining and the Washington Mystics ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-75 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday night.
Ivory Latta had 24 points for Washington, which moved percentage points ahead of New York for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Monique Currie had 20 points, including two free throws with 3 seconds left, and Ajavon 18.
Maya Moore scored 24 points and Lindsay Whalen had 19 for the Lynx, who lost for the first time in 11 games and ended an 18-game home winning streak. Minnesota has lost twice to Washington and twice to Los Angeles.
Minnesota center Janel McCarville missed the game with a concussion, sustained in Tuesday's win at San Antonio. Coach Cheryl Reeve said she is day-to-day.
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