June 9, 2011 in Sports

Storm’s home win streak ends

Associated Press
 
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Minnesota Lynx’s Rebekkah Brunson, left, points out that the ball belongs to her team as Seattle Storm’s Camille Little reacts in the first half of their WNBA game played Thursday, June 9, 2011, in Seattle.
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SEATTLE — Rebekkah Brunson had 22 points and 14 rebounds for her fourth double-double in four games, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the defending champion Seattle Storm 81-74 Thursday night.

Seimone Augustus added 17 points and rookie Maya Moore had 14 to help Minnesota (3-1) snap an eight-game skid in Seattle. Lindsay Whalen also had a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists.

The Lynx snapped Seattle’s 18-game regular-season home winning streak. The Storm were 17-0 at home last year and won their opener on Saturday.

Sue Bird scored 24 points and Swin Cash had 18 to lead Seattle (1-1). Three-time MVP Lauren Jackson was held to nine points.

Bird scored 16 in the fourth quarter to help cut a 30-point, second-half deficit to six points with 29 seconds left.

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