Lynx drops second straight, 79-76 to SeattleMinnesota Sports
- Lauren Jackson made a key layup in the final seconds, as the Seattle Storm held off the Minnesota Lynx, 79-76, at Key Arena.
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Lauren Jackson made a key layup in the final seconds, as the Seattle Storm held off the Minnesota Lynx, 79-76, at Key Arena.
Jackson poured in 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Storm, who beat Los Angeles, 81-67, in their season opener. Swin Cash scored a game-high 24 points for Seattle, which got 18 points and six boards from Camille Little.
Monica Wright finished with 19 points for the Lynx, who have dropped two in a row after starting the year with a win at Tulsa. Lindsay Whalen ended with 17 points, while Nicky Anosike added 13 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.
A pair of Cash free throws put Seattle ahead by three, 75-72, with 1:17 to play in the game. Anosike, though, responded with a layup at the other end to make it a one-point game again.
Cash fought right back with a jumper to gave the Storm a 77-74 edge with 44.5 seconds left. Following a timeout, Anosike made a reverse layup to cut the gap to one with 29.2 ticks remaining.
Little missed a shot at the opposite end of the floor, but Jackson pulled down the offensive board and made a layup to make it 79-76 with 8.1 seconds to go. Minnesota forward Charde Houston, who had 11 points in the contest, missed a jumper as time expired.