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Storm top Sparks, run win streak to six

Associated Press

Betty Lennox made a 3-pointer with 27.4 seconds left, despite a sore shooting wrist, and the Seattle Storm won their franchise-record tying sixth straight game Sunday night, 77-72 over the Los Angeles Sparks in Seattle.

Seattle held a 71-70 lead, when Lennox – who has tendinitis in her wrist – knocked down her fifth basket to stretch the Storm’s lead to four points.

Tamika Whitmore made two free throws with 23.5 seconds left to get the Sparks within two.

Seattle’s Lauren Jackson then made one of two free throws with 10.7 seconds remaining, but Janell Burse got the offensive rebound. She got the ball to Lennox, who was fouled and made two free throws to seal the Storm’s victory.

Los Angeles has lost five of six.

Liberty 67, Fever 53: At New York, Ann Wauters had a career-high 24 points and nine rebounds, leading the Liberty to a victory over Indiana.

Shock 66, Mercury 63: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Kara Braxton scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, helping Detroit overcome a 17-point, second-half deficit and beat Phoenix.

Monarchs 67, Lynx 54: At Sacramento, Calif., Rebekkah Brunson had 14 points and seven rebounds, leading Sacramento over Minnesota for its third straight victory.

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