Uncasville, Conn.– The Sun were able to steal one away from the Lynx Thursday night, defeating the defending champions in overtime, 93-89.
The game clock signaled two minutes remaining when Connecticut executed a flawless two-minute offense, coming back from an 11-point deficit to extend the contest to a fifth period. It was at that point the Sun were not going to be denied a victory on their home court – a place they had not seen since June 19.
In overtime, Camille Little looked up and saw her team down one with a minute remaining. She pulled up and hit a crucial three-point basketball that, along with a Jonquel Jones jump shot would help secure the comeback performance
Despite starting the game 1-of-9 from the field, Lynx forward Maya Moore was able to regain form and lead all scorers with 40 points. The former Connecticut Husky had the opportunity to tie the game with ten seconds remaining, but an offensive foul allowed the Sun to regain possession.
Thursday’s game marked the second time this season the Lynx lost a game in which they lead by double digits in the fourth quarter, having given up a 15-point lead against New York on June 29.
It wasn’t all bad news for the Lynx, as guard Lindsay Whalen was able to secure her place in WNBA history. With her 12-point performance she became the first player to record 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,500 rebounds in a career.
The Lynx will return to Target Center Saturday to host the Dallas Wings. Minnesota defeated the Wings 80-63 in the previous meeting at Target Center June 4