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Shekinna Stricklen, Sun rally to beat Storm 79-78

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

In this July 26, 2019 photo, Connecticut Sun’s Shekinna Stricklen shoots during the WNBA All-Star 3-point contest in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press)
In this July 26, 2019 photo, Connecticut Sun’s Shekinna Stricklen shoots during the WNBA All-Star 3-point contest in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press)
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UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Shekinna Stricklen scored 24 points and made a pair of free throws with 4.3 seconds left as the Connecticut Sun rallied from a late seven-point deficit and beat the Seattle Storm 79-78 on Friday night.

Connecticut (18-8) was down 76-69 with 1:47 left before closing the game on a 10-2 run capped by Stricklen’s two free throws. Alyssa Thomas added 17 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, including one to seal the game after Stricklen’s free throws.

Seattle (14-13) held its largest lead at 61-48 late in the third quarter, but Stricklen scored nine points during Connecticut’s 10-2 run to close the period.

Natasha Howard scored 27 points on 11-of-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Storm. Jewell Loyd added 15 points, Crystal Langhorne scored 14 and Alysha Clark 11.

Seattle’s Jordin Canada missed the game because of a minor shoulder issue.

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