Struggling with her shot most of the night, Minnesota’s Katie Smith scored seven of her team-high 21 points in overtime as the Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 86-81 Wednesday night in Seattle.
Smith made just 5 of 18 shots, but her 16-footer with 1 minute, 11 seconds left in overtime gave Minnesota the lead for good at 83-81.
Nicole Ohlde added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Svetlana Abrosimova had 14 points to help Minnesota (5-3) win its fourth straight.
Seattle’s Lauren Jackson scored a game-high 26 points, and Iziane Castro Marques added a career-high 19 points and nine rebounds. However, the Storm (6-4) fell to 2-2 without point guard Sue Bird, out with a broken nose and right orbital bone.
Fever 84, Shock 79 (OT): At Indianapolis, rookie Tan White and Tamika Catchings scored 20 points apiece and Indiana beat Detroit in overtime.
Reserve Ebony Hoffman added a career-high 16 points to help Indiana remain undefeated in five home games.
Mercury 76, Silver Stars 62: At Phoenix, Kamila Vodichkova had 21 points, four rebounds and four assists to lead Phoenix past San Antonio.
Diana Taurasi added 17 points and six rebounds for the Mercury, who had lost four of five coming into the game.
Sparks 83, Comets 64: At Los Angeles, Chamique Holdsclaw and Tamika Whitmore each scored 17 points to lead Los Angeles over Houston.
Lisa Leslie added 14 points for the Sparks, who shot a team-record 65.5 percent.
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