Seimone Augustus scored 6 of her 28 points in overtime to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun, 77-73, last night in Minneapolis. Nicole Ohlde added 18 points and eight rebounds for Minnesota (2-9), which won for just the third time in 21 games dating to last season.
Lindsey Harding had 11 points and five assists for the Lynx. The rookie's layup with 2:06 left in overtime put Minnesota ahead for good at 73-71.
The Lynx ended a four-game losing skid to the Sun, winning for the first time since July 22, 2004, in Connecticut. Minnesota also won at home for the first time this season.
Asjha Jones had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun. Connecticut (4-4), which went 26-8 each of the past two seasons, lost its second straight.
Mystics 86, Mercury 69 -- Monique Currie scored a career-high 25 points, and Tree Rollins got his first victory as a WNBA coach in host Washington's victory over Phoenix.
Alana Beard scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half for the Mystics, who blew the game open with an 18-2 fourth-quarter run. Beard, who started the game 0 for 6, made a pair of 3-pointers during the run, including the shot that gave Washington a 14-point lead.
Diana Taurasi, who scored 28 points to lead the Mercury (6-5), was strong in the second half, going 6 for 7 from the field, but her team shot only 36 percent for the game.
Fever 90, Storm 62 -- Tan White scored a season-high 23 points to lead Indiana over visiting Seattle.
Tamika Catchings had 14 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the year. She became the 17th player in WNBA history to reach 3,000 career points when she made a 3-pointer with 3:48 left in the first quarter.
Sparks 74, Comets 71 -- Taj McWilliams-Franklin tied her season high with 20 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and host Los Angeles rallied for a victory over Houston.
LaToya Thomas added 16 points, Murriel Page scored 13 points and Mwadi Mabika had nine rebounds for the Sparks (4-2), who were playing their first game since Chamique Holdsclaw abruptly retired Monday.