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Seattle Storm defeat Lynx in WNBA


SEATTLE – Camille Little scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 65-55 Friday night despite playing without three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson.

Jackson will be out of the lineup for at least three weeks with a hip injury.

Swin Cash added 13 points and Tanisha Wright and Le’coe Willingham had 11 each for Seattle (4-2).

Seimone Augustus scored 17 to lead Minnesota (5-2), which had its five-game winning streak end.

Amber Harris added 11 points and Lindsay Whalen 10. Rebekkah Brunson had two points and seven rebounds to end a league record-tying six-game double-double streak to start the season.

Wright scored seven points in the fourth quarter to help the Storm break open the game after the Lynx had cut the lead to 47-45 after three quarters.

Augustus hit a 16-footer to tie it at 41 midway through the third quarter.

Little had six to spark a 10-2 run in the final minutes of the first half to help give the Storm a 35-25 halftime lead.

Seattle jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter before Augustus scored nine to help the Lynx cut the lead to 25-23 late in the first half.

Minnesota shot just 2 of 15 from the field in the first quarter while the Storm shot 8 of 15.

The Lynx beat Seattle 81-74 on June 9 to end the Storm’s 18-game, regular-season home winning streak.

With a victory, the Lynx could have tied their single-season record winning streak of six games.

Brunson was scoreless in the first half with four rebounds. She could have tied Jackson’s league record of seven consecutive double-doubles set in 2003.

Brunson shot 1 of 5 from the field.

Seattle held rookie Maya Moore to four points.

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